Outside School

Community Subscriber

Private School
8 students
Website: https://www.teachoutside.org/outside-school
Email: teachoutside [at] gmail.com
P.O. Box 6490 (Outside School takes place in Alvarado Park.) Albany, CA 94706
Program Type: 
Alternative school, Homeschool program, Independent study, Micro school

Outside School is now enrolling for the 2021 - 2022 school year!

I’m located in beautiful Alvarado Park. It’s 100% outdoors for no more than eight K - 12 children.

It’s Tuesday through Thursday (9:00 - 3:00), allowing your child(ren) time for their academics as part of your own homeschool program, independent study, or hybrid/flexischooling.

For a lot more information and an application, please visit www.outside.school.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in our group!

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I have the perfect program for you: Outside School! It runs Tu-Th, 9am to 3pm, at Alvarado Park in Richmond, and can have 8 children attending (currently there are 3 kids, including my daughter, so there's room). It's all outdoors and masked with social distancing—and it's been amazing. The kids hike all around the park, explore, climb trees, learn about plants and insects, try to catch fish in the stream, whittle sticks, try to identify scat, take breaks for snacks and reading, and walk up to visit the cows and see the view across the bay—and much more. All of this is facilitated by Heather Taylor, who is a very experienced outside educator and all-around cool person. (I actually met her through her equally cool husband.) Every day Heather emails out a detailed report with photos and stories about their adventures—makes me wish I could ditch my laptop and join them. Currently, my third-grade daughter does the Berkeley public school curriculum all day on Monday and Friday, and from Tuesday to Thursday, she attends the morning Zoom meeting with her class before bounding out of the car and into the park. On those days, she does her regular schoolwork after Outside School, which is fine with the teacher just as long as she turns in her work before the end of the day. I'd be happy to talk with you if you have questions about any of this. Here's the website: https://www.teachoutside.org/outside-school-main