Elachee Nature Academy is a fully-accredited and licensed school offering nature-based Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st-2nd Grade programs.
Located within the 1,440-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, in south Hall County, Georgia, this nature school is managed and operated by Elachee Nature Science Center.
Elachee Nature Academy’s school year is August to May. We require a contractual commitment for the entire 10-month academic year.
Classes are 6.5 hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We do not offer extended care.
New student enrollment is December to April.
Starting December 1, 2021, Elachee Nature Academy admission consideration is available on a first-come, first-served basis with no priority given to a returning student. Call 770-535-1976 ext. 225 or email the Director of Schools to apply.
To reserve your student’s spot at Elachee Nature Academy, a completed enrollment contract and enrollment deposit of $499 must be received by the date specified during the application process.
Your child must be age three (3) by March 1 or age four (4) by September 1 of the enrollment year to be eligible for the Elachee Nature Preschool program. Additionally, your child must also be competent with independent bathroom skills.
Your child must be age five (5) by September 1 of the enrollment year to be eligible for the Elachee Nature Kindergarten program. Your child must also be competent with independent bathroom skills.
Your child must be age six (6) by September 1 of the enrollment year to be eligible for the Elachee Nature 1st-2nd Grade program.
Obligation to pay charges for the full 2022-23 academic year is unconditional after April 15, 2022.
Elachee Nature Academy offers three enrollment options for the Nature Preschool program.
The Nature Kindergarten program enrollment is full-time, Monday through Friday.
Per student tuition is $8,100 due August 1, 2022 or 10 monthly payments of $810 due the first of each month, August 2022 to May 2023.
The Nature 1st-2nd Grade program enrollment is full-time, Monday through Friday.
Per student tuition is $8,300 due August 1, 2022 or 10 monthly payments of $830 due the first of each month, August 2022 to May 2023.
Elachee Nature Science Center does not guarantee any financial assistance for Elachee Nature Academy students.
Elachee Nature Academy is an Approved School through the Pay It Forward Scholarships program, the official mechanism for Elachee Nature Academy financial assistance.
Families may apply for this State of Georgia tax reimbursement program by December 31 each year, to be eligible for possible financial assistance to help pay for their child’s Elachee Nature Academy tuition the following school year. Apply by December 31, 2021 to be eligible for academic year 2022-23 financial assistance. VISIT PAYITFORWARDSCHOLARSHIPS.COM