A Natural Start


Elachee Nature Academy is a tuition-based school that offers preschool and primary grade programs.

Located within the 1,440-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, in south Hall County, our nature school shares a campus with and is managed and operated by Elachee Nature Science Center.

Elachee Nature Academy’s inquiry-based curriculum exposes students to concepts that inspire an appreciation for the natural world and focus on the needs of the whole child. Small student to teacher ratios allow for personalized instruction.

Financial Aid

Elachee Nature Academy is an ‘Approved School’ through PayItForward Scholarships. This program’s annual application deadline is December 31 for the upcoming school year. Award notifications are announced after April 15.

Elachee Nature Academy is accredited through Cognia.

For Parents

What’s the Buzz?

“I am delighted my children have a place where they learn the out-of-doors are not only places to be studied and appreciated, but places of adventure, fun, learning and laughter.”

“My daughter loves bugs, trees, lizards and snakes because Elachee helped bring that wonder into her world.”

“I love the method of teaching and how my son is getting to learn in such a different and effective way!”

“We are so thankful to have found this option for our family.”

“My child says, ‘Mom let’s go on an adventure and see what we can find.’”

“I love this program for my grandchildren. It is so important that our young people learn about nature.”

“I learn from my child every day, and watching her growing appreciation of nature inspires me.”

“Most kids only get this hands-on learning once a year, on a field trip.”