The Parent Buzz

Pay Student Tuition and Fees

Pay your student's monthly Elachee Nature Academy tuition. Elachee Nature Academy parent portal to pay monthly extended care fees.

Each online payment requires a corresponding invoice number, as provided to you by the Elachee Nature Academy Director of Schools. Please call 770-535-1976 or SEND A MESSAGE with questions about your Elachee Nature Academy student’s account.

Video: One Parent’s Perspective

Jason Everett, parent of a former Elachee Nature Academy student, shares his perspective and his family’s experience with this nature-based education program. WATCH VIDEO

Parent Participation

Parent involvement is a critical success factor at Elachee Nature Academy.

We ask each family to:

  1. Attend the late-July Parent Orientation (without your student present) to meet the staff and see what’s in store for your child.
  2. Volunteer at least once each month in the classroom, if possible.
  3. Attend parent and family activities, including Elachee’s seasonal public programs such as Raptor Fest, Trillium Trek Kids Fun Run, Snake Day and more!
  4. Participate in the semi-annual parent/teacher conferences (October and April).
  5. Read the flyers your child brings home and the eNewsletters we send.

Parents Weigh in about Elachee Nature Academy 

  • “Elachee Nature Academy is a wonderful experience. We moved here this year and were thrilled to find a program that focuses on nature and experiential learning! Our son is thriving, making great friends and learning so much. If we could keep him there through college we would.”  
  • “Nothing feels better than seeing your child excited to go to school.”
  • “We COULD NOT be happier with Elachee Nature Academy. Most kids only get this kind of hands on learning one time a year on a field trip.
  • “I am delighted my children have a place where they learn the out-of-doors are not only places to be studied and appreciated, but places of adventure, fun, learning and laughter.”
  • “My child comes home talking about animals, dreams of being a policeman, and most recently branched out and tried (eating) a cucumber (something I can’t get him to do), while singing songs of red shoes and groovy buttons.”
  • “I love the method of teaching and how my son is getting to learn in such a different and effective way! Next year we are beyond excited because he will continue at Elachee.”
  • “We love to go for nature walks and explore. When at a park or camping my child says, ‘Mom let's go on an adventure and see what we can find.’”
  • “I love this program for my grandchildren. It is excellent. We live on a farm and it is so important that our young people learn about nature in an outdoor and indoor classroom environment.”
  • “We LOVE ‘bug’ school. Our daughter has blossomed into such a talkative, adventurous little girl since she started. Her zest for the outdoors has jumped off the charts.”
  • “I learn from my child every day, and watching her growing appreciation of nature has inspired me.”