EDUCATION. DISCOVERY. CONNECTION.

Growing Wild Forest School is a nature-immersion preschool and summer camp located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Founded in 2016, the school serves as the region's first and only not-for-profit early childhood education program that nurtures child-led nature connection and whole-child development across the changing seasons.​ Operating year-round, GWFS offers four-hour school days for ages 3-6, and one-of-a-kind camp programming in the summer months for ages 3-8. We also offer FREE monthly nature play sessions, open to all in the community!​ Check out our FAQs page for more information on our phenomenal team of educators, our instructional philosophies and the one-of-a-kind enrichment experiences we can offer your child, inside and out.

(My child's) independence, confidence and emotional resilience have noticeably increased in a short time, and I can tell from the observations her teachers have shared that they are able to give her the individual support and attention she needs."                                                      - Ellie J., Asheville, NC

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