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.
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
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 January to May.
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 K-1 program. Your child must also be competent with independent bathroom skills.
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 Science Center does not guarantee any financial assistance.
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.
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.