Growing Wild Forest School is an all-outdoor preschool for ages 3-6 located in Asheville, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Founded in 2016 by 501(c)3 The Forest School Foundation, the school serves as the region's first and only not-for-profit early childhood education program that nurtures nature connection and whole-child development.
GWFS operates for 10 months out of the year, offering two-hour, four-hour or six-hour school days, Monday through Friday. We also offer monthly "free forest school" weekend programs which are open to all in the community!
Please check out our FAQs page for more information on our teaching philosophies and the one-of-a-kind educational and enrichment experiences we can offer your child.