Wildwood Nature School
Portland, OR 97231


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Limited Openings Remain for 2017-18 School Year

We still have a few openings for preschool starting fall 2017. Please contact us about openings specific to your child’s age and gender before scheduling a tour.

Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year

We have found that the best way for parents to determine if Wildwood Nature School is a good fit for their child is to see us in action. Please contact us to schedule a classroom visit or to tour at a quieter time.

You are encouraged to schedule your visit within the next month as we will run a lottery for open spots on March 1 and do expect to enrollment to be full after that date.

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Tiny Seeds Parent Child Fall Registration

Registration is now open for our Tiny Seeds Parent Child class. Read more about starting toddlers off on a meaningful connection to nature.

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 11 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 intoduction 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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