Charlotte Mason wrote “Never be within doors when you can rightly be without.”
Arborbrook is committed to cultivating in students a meaningful, lifelong connection to the natural world. We believe students should be outside as much as possible to play, nurture and learn through God’s creation. Our K-8 students can often be seen outdoors not only in their weekly nature study class, but engaged in cross-curricular lessons with their grade-level or subject area teachers. We love that moment of joy we see when students dig up their first sweet potato, eat a salad that they helped plant or gently hold a butterfly on their fingertip.
Our school’s landscape contains a variety of fruiting trees and vines, pristine woods and trails, and multiple natural play spaces and outdoor classrooms. Our campus gardens maintain the following designations:
- Teaching Gardens Network Member through the American Heart Association
- Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation
- Pesticide Free by the Pesticide Action Network
- Monarch Waystation certified and registered by Monarch Watch