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 to 3rd 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. 2021-2022 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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 January to May.

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-1st Grade Eligibility

Your child must be age five (5) by September 1 of the enrollment year to be eligible for the Elachee Nature K-1 program. Your child must also be competent with independent bathroom skills.

Nature 2nd-3rd Grade Eligibility

Your child must be age seven (7) by September 1 of the enrollment year to be eligible for the Elachee Nature 2-3 program.

Financial Aid

Elachee Nature Science Center does not guarantee any financial assistance.

 

Pay It Forward Scholarships Program

Elachee Nature Academy is an ‘Approved School’ through the Pay It Forward Scholarships program. Families may apply for this State of Georgia tax reimbursement program by December 31 each year, to help pay for their child’s Nature Academy tuition the following school year.

Tuition Assistance

Families qualifying for financial aid may also apply for tuition assistance January to March, during Elachee Nature Academy annual enrollment. Details are part of the enrollment information package.