Outdoor learning. For everyone.

 
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Welcome to the Acorn Forest School!  We are passionate about providing young students of all abilities, and their caregivers, with opportunities to experience and explore the natural spaces around the beautiful North Shore.  We create a love for learning and the environment by exposing young minds to the wonders of learning in nature at their own pace and interest level.  Through hands on exploration we focus on building independence, increasing social skills, fostering emotional regulation, and implementing problem solving skills in a variety of situations.

 
 

Come check out some of our class offerings and get involved with our program!

 

Featured Class

We are excited to partner with Rivers & Roads in Essex MA for our featured summer class!

Outdoor engineering

Pulley systems, boats, skyscrapers and more! We will design all sorts of structures and tools to use out in the woods. Bring your thinking caps, creative minds, and a collaborative spirit as we work together to problem solve.

Register today!

 

Try a FREE Class!

Join us for a free class to see what kinds of fun we will be having in the woods! Space is limited so sign up early! We will explore the trails at the Beverly Commons Conservation Area.  The wooded rocky trails provide a great place to work on physical coordination while we adventure.

Please visit the Green Belt website for additional information about the location.  

Register today!

 

75% / 100%

What do we mean when we talk about a "minimum 75"?  The goal of our program is to be outside at least 75% of the time.  We offer many programs that are 100% outdoors!  We believe that setting this goal makes our educators think outside of the box with their programing, while offering just enough flexibility!

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