Program Overview

Mindstretchers School programs encourage education in and through nature on a regular basis. Children spend anywhere from a few hours to a full day outside, a couple of times a week or on weekends. Nature-based learning can take place in local woodlands, urban or suburban parks, a garden or backyard, or even inside your home. Since nature is everywhere, almost anywhere can be a space for learning.

Children not only benefit physically from regular time outdoors, they also develop academically, emotionally and socially through a hands-on relationship with the land.

Their education experiences are guided by a parent or carer, problem solving with siblings or other children, and time with themselves.

Inquiry-based, nature-focused education is an adventure! We hope you'll join us.

Program Features

Flexible, Nature-Focused Curriculum

Children spend anywhere from a few hours to a full day outside each day, a couple of times a week, or just on weekend. Each household is different, and the Mindstretchers School curriculum is flexible and adaptable to diverse family scenarios.

Nature-based learning can take place in local woodlands, urban or suburban parks, a garden or backyard, or even inside your home. Since nature is everywhere, almost anywhere can be a space for learning with our program.

Child-Centred, Inquiry-Based learning

Our Mindstretchers School starts with giving children opportunities to explore through open-ended learning experiences, we can nurture their curiosity and bring out the best in their learning.

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) recognizes the  importance of the child’s voice and allows them to create learning experiences that follow their own interests. This self-directed learning boosts academics, self-esteem and social development.

Bridges Academic and Core Skills

Our homeschool method touches on all academic subjects. In any given time, educational moments can cut across math, science, art, technology, history, physical education, or other topics.

Learning outcomes are based on hands-on explorations and experiences driven by a child's own interest, rather than a set curriculum delivered through books or on screens found in a traditional classroom or home education environment.