Outdoor Learning

Gatewood's outdoor classrooms and greenhouse lab space will spark your child's curiosity, exploration, and excitement to learn.

Open your child up to the world!

An environmental focus school, Gatewood Elementary provides a holistic approach to learning, leveraging its beautiful grounds and outdoor classrooms, onsite naturalist,  wellness programs, and a state-of-the-art greenhouse. We are a welcoming student-centered school community where building a strong relationship with your child is our priority.

Gatewood Elementary scholars will develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, build connections to the natural world, develop curiosity, and increase school engagement with an authentic environmental focus.

Outdoor Kindergarten

At Gatewood, we offer an outdoor kindergarten program for our youngest scholars. Your child will spend much of their day in our outdoor classrooms engaged in play-based learning. Our program develops scholars' intellectual, social-emotional, and physical abilities and encourages their confidence, creativity, and curiosity.

According to research, an outdoor learning environment has a positive effect on the brain and can lead to better learning outcomes.

Other benefits include:

  • Increased engagement and focus
  • Enhanced curiosity and discovery
  • Connects children to the outdoors
  • Encourages exploration and inquiry
  • Develops resilience and confidence

We look forward to seeing your child in our 2022-23 outdoor kindergarten program!

A group of Kindergartners and a teacher gather under a tent surrounded by trees.
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