Nurturing growth one child at a time

The landscape of education is changing and robust learning environments are in decline. As a curriculum-informed forest school, we understand the importance of providing children with holistic and immersive educational experiences that foster their growth and development.

We know you want to give your child the best opportunities in life so they can discover who they are and what interests them, and connect joyfully with others and the world around them to reach their full potential.

At Walnut Forest Academy, we are committed to providing innovative and enriching learning experiences that integrate curricular concepts with the natural world. Through our unique approach, we cultivate a deep sense of curiosity, resilience, and connection to nature in every child, empowering them to thrive in an ever-changing world.

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    Walnut Forest Academy

    Connected Bodies. Flourishing Minds.

    Who we are

    Walnut Forest Academy was established in 2023 by Dr. Traci L. Scheepstra, Ph.D. an award-winning teacher educator with over thirty years of experience in curriculum, teaching and learning. She is forging a new path in education for children to develop into independent thinkers, creative action-takers, and whole human beings. Walnut Forest Academy is nestled in the township of Eden Mills, ON, a charming community surrounded by walking trails, waterways, farmland, and forests.

    What we offer

    • Holistically rooted programs for Kindergarten and primary-aged children
    • Experiential, hands-on, arts-integrated and land-based learning pedagogies
    • Full-time and part-time options from September to June (choose 5, 3, or 2 days per week)
    • Wild Wednesdays (offsite full-day immersive learning in nature)
    • Highly qualified educators