A Living Education

steeped in Nature's Wisdom

practicing a Healing Education

nurturing Interdependence


Curiosity Wonder Purpose Compassion 

At Tree of Life Forest School

Children participate in hands-on

Place-based healing education

Deeply connected to the natural world

Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner

We offer a whole-person developmental education

Where children learn through time in nature

Through movement, work, play, art, authentic experience.

Tree of Life Forest School

  • An outdoor experiential program
  • Grounded in the wonder of the natural world
  • Purposeful work | Integrative movement | Artistic activity | Creative play | Authentic learning | Individual pace
  • Located in South Amherst, Massachusetts on 1.86 acres, on Nipmuc and Pocomtuck land
  • Surrounded by Conservation Land and trails
  • 5 days/week or 4 days/week
  • Sept.-June, M-Th 8:30 am-3:30 pm | Fri. 8:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Students currently ages 4.5 - 8
  • Currently enrolling ... contact us to learn more!

Rachel Kennedy expects a lasting, positive impact from more children problem-solving together in the outdoors. “That’s a real pull toward compassion and figuring out how to help each other,” she says. “And I think that’s more needed than ever.”

-Christian Science Monitor