Monday thru Friday 9am – 1pm
Ages 3 to 6

All Friends Nature School is a place and play based nature school. We are full nature immersion. No day is ever the same. Each child brings a back pack with lunch, water bottle, and a change of clothes. Snack will be provided by All Friends.

We do not teach children what to think. We want them to have their own experiences and develop their own ideas. And to try those ideas.

Typical Morning –

9:00 drop off at location
9:15-9:30 child directed explorations
9:30-10:00 gather for morning greetings, circle, songs, stories
10:00-10:15 snack
10:15-12:00 adventure, hiking, crafting, exploring, stories
12:00-12:30 lunch
12:30-1:00 good-byes and pick up at the canyon

Our Classroom / Locations –

Students will engage in activities in a variety of locations throughout San Diego such as parks, farms, community gardens, and buildings. Primary locations will include –
Switzer Canyon
Presidio Park
Juniper Canyon
Local Beaches

2022-2023 Calendar –

August 31st : Coyote Class Parent Orientation
September 1st: Chickadee Class Parent Orientation
September 7th: First Day of School (I)
October 10th: Indigenous Peoples Day (I)
November 11th: Veterans Day (H)
November 21st – 25th: Fall Break (NI)
December 21st – January 6th: Winter Break (NI)
January 16th: MLK Day (H)
February 17th: Staff Day (NI)
February 20th: Presidents Day (H)
March 27th – March 31st: Spring Break (NI)
April 10th: Staff Day (NI)
May 26th: Professional Development Day (NI)
May 29th: Memorial Day (H)
June 14th Last Day of School (I)
June 15th & 16th: Fly Away Ceremonies (NI)

NI: No Instruction
H: Holiday
I: Instruction