Enrollment

Elachee Nature Academy

Choose a Nature School Experience for Your Child

A Natural Start

for Young Children

 

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.

Overview

Academic Year

Elachee Nature Academy’s school year is August to May. We require a contractual commitment for the entire 10-month academic year.

School Hours

Classes are 6.5 hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We do not offer extended care.

Enrolling Your Child

New student enrollment is December to April.

2022-23 Enrollment

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.

Nature Preschool Eligibility 

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.

Nature Kindergarten

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.

Nature 1st-2nd Grade Eligibility

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.

Tuition

2022-23 Academic Year

Obligation to pay charges for the full 2022-23 academic year is unconditional after April 15, 2022.

2022-23 Preschool Tuition

Elachee Nature Academy offers three enrollment options for the Nature Preschool program.

  • 5-Day Program (Monday through Friday)
    Per student tuition is $7,150 due August 1, 2022 or 10 monthly payments of $715 due the first of each month, August 2022 to May 2023.
  • 3-Day Program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    Per student tuition is $5,600 due August 1, 2022 or 10 monthly payments of $560 due the first of each month, August 2022 to May 2023.
  • 2-Day Program (Tuesday, Thursday)
    Per student tuition is $4,300 due August 1, 2022 or 10 monthly payments of $430 due the first of each month, August 2022 to May 2023.
2022-23 Kindergarten Tuition

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.

 

2022-23 1st-2nd Grade Tuition

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.

Financial Aid

Elachee Nature Science Center does not guarantee any financial assistance for Elachee Nature Academy students.

 

Pay It Forward Scholarships Program

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