Elachee Nature Academy

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Nature-based learning encourages exploration and problem-solving, and builds social skills, including teamwork  – educational experiences that combine the very best in learning opportunities. 

Elachee Nature Academy has been named the 2021 Best of Hall Private School by the readers of The Gainesville Times.Key Advantages for Your Child

Elachee Nature Academy’s inquiry-based curriculum meets Georgia learning standards with the added benefit of instilling in young children a lifelong understanding, appreciation and value of our natural world. Small student to teacher ratios allow for personalized instruction. Students blossom from meaningful, guided outdoor instruction representing more than 75-percent of each school day.

2021-2022 Nature Academy Enrollment

  • Elachee Nature Academy’s school year runs August through May. 2021-2022 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  • Now accepting 2021-22 enrollment Wait List inquiries for Elachee Nature Academy’s Preschool, Kindergarten-1st Grade and 2nd-3rd Grade programs. LEARN MORE 
  • Elachee Nature Academy is an APPROVED school through the PayItForward Scholarships program. 

Overcoming Nature Deficit Disorder

On average, children ages 3 to 13 spend only one-percent of their time outdoors, yet interacting with electronic media consumes 27-percent (or more!) of their awake hours. To improve a child’s physical and mental health, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children engage in 60 minutes of daily unstructured free play. Elachee Nature Academy’s educational philosophy provides educational experiences in the classroom and in large part, in outdoor settings, to encourage young children’s natural curiosity and help them gain respect for the natural world.


Elachee Nature Academy is a SACS/Cognia-accredited school licensed through the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s Bright from the Start offering Preschool, Kindergarten-1st Grade and 2nd-3rd Grade programs, managed and operated by Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, GA.