About Our School

2nd Nature Academy is a private elementary and middle school for children in preschool through Grade 8 where inquiry, exploration, and experiential learning are at the heart of our education. We take an innovative approach to learning by addressing real life issues. With an integrated curriculum, we take students on a journey of critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, collaboration, and altruism. By breaking down barriers between subjects, our educators make learning more meaningful and provide opportunities for deeper understanding. Students are expected to actively participate in their learning and achieve to their fullest potential.

2nd Nature Academy is a multifaceted educational community of learners, families, educators, farmers, volunteers, and community members with shared beliefs and attitudes. We share a common commitment to a set of ideals that support sustainability, life-long learning skills, service learning, and humane education. Together we work as a community to instill a sense of wonder and curiosity, to cultivate a sense of belonging, and to establish relationships with fellow humans and our natural world.

2nd Nature Academy Student Expectations

Students are encouraged to approach learning through investigating, questioning, reasoning, and predicting. While teachers guide and facilitate the learning process, students are expected to take an active role in their learning. The classroom is a viable community and learning is collaborative. Students are expected to work cooperatively, actively participate, contribute fairly, offer honest feedback, accept corrective criticism, share thoughtful insights, and support other students.