Outdoor Learning

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

Join us on a garden tour here!