Wildwood Nature School
Portland, OR 97231


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We’re Hiring!

Wildwood Nature School is hiring! Our Spanish teacher has an unexpected need to remain in Puerto Rico to care for an ailing grandmother, so we have an unexpected need for a new part-time assistant Spanish speaking preschool teacher. If you are interested please contact us for more information.

Schedule Your Classroom Visit

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will begin with our lottery on March 1. Now is the time to schedule your in class observation or private tour.

Contact us today to schedule your visit.

Family Outdoor Fun in August

Looking for some free and inexpensive ways to connect with nature this month? Check out our calendar with one backyard or Portland area idea for each day of August.

We Take Play Seriously

Come play, grow, and learn in a caring and supportive preschool environment.

Wildwood Nature School is a preschool located in rural NW Portland where children can learn from the natural world as well as a thoughtfully designed indoor environment.

  • Play-based interdisciplinary curriculum to develop the whole child in art, science, language, literacy, emotional growth, math, and movement.
  • Outdoor gardening, animal care, and hiking on 4 rural acres abutting the Wildwood Trail.
  • Indoor environment inspired by child-focused methods of Waldorf, Montessori, and the schools of Reggio Emilia.
  • Knowledgeable and caring teachers with over 15 years experience in Early Childhood and Museum Education, Master’s degree in education, and bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Multiage setting where children learn from and about each other while following their own interests at their own pace.
  • Flexible scheduling options include classes that meet 2, 3, or 5 days per week for fully toilet-trained children ages 3-5.

“There were more conveniently located preschools to us, but I wanted my daughter’s introduction to school to be in a setting that integrates the natural world with the learning process the way that Wildwood does.” — Shanna, Sauvie Island Mom

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