Enrolling at Elachee Nature Academy

Thank you for your interest in a nature school experience for your child. Elachee Nature Academy is a fully-accredited and licensed school managed and operated by Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, GA.

2021-2022 Elachee Nature Academy Enrollment

The Elachee Nature Academy Preschool, Kindergarten-1st Grade and 2nd-3rd Grade programs are at capacity for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Enrollment Overview

Elachee Nature Academy’s school year is August to May (2021-2022 ACADEMIC CALENDAR). We require a contractual commitment for the entire academic year. Classes are 6.5 hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We do not offer extended care.

  • Nature Preschool Class 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. 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. 

Elachee Nature Academy is an APPROVED School through the PayItForward 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. During the Elachee Nature Academy annual enrollment period (January to March), families qualifying for financial aid may also apply for tuition assistance.