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Elderberry Outdoor School in Maryland values the connection, care, flexibility, and community of a smaller school.
We value the enrichment of play and nature-based education, and cultivate children’s natural desires to explore, learn, and develop their skills and interests.
Kids learn best when school is immersive, fun, and supportive.
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Transform your child’s learning
Your kids can love going to school!
We welcome homeschool families who want enrichment a few days per week, and we welcome families who want an alternative to public and private schools.
Since 2018 we have provided outdoor education in Maryland to families in Baltimore City and County. We are secular and inclusive.
What makes our school different?
- Outdoor and nature-based
- Interest-led, and self-directed
- Play-based, and project-based
- Developmentally appropriate
- Kids learn to take responsibility for their learning, lives, and choices
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Benefits of the Elderberry Outdoor School in Maryland
Nature based education develops resilient children.
Classes take place safely outdoors on a local farm with safe shelter for inclement weather.
We’re meant to get our hands dirty. Especially when we’re young! Playing outdoors together is how we learn.
There are so many multi-disciplinary learning opportunities in nature. That’s why at the Elderberry Outdoor School in Maryland we learn and play outdoors nearly all day — every day!
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Reviews of our Outdoor Education from Maryland Families
Our Purpose at Elderberry Outdoor School
Developing a child’s natural motivation to learn, play, and explore on their own is our highest educational goal.
“My love of facilitating and protecting my kids’ natural learning process sparked my initial interest in secular homeschooling back in 2005, when my oldest was only 2.
Watching the magic unfold has never gotten old! The journey has had its challenges, and every challenge has taught me more about my kids, myself, life, and learning.
As my kids have grown up, with only one (of three) still homeschooling, I’m grateful to be able to build this community to bring together families who want meaningful alternatives to conventional schooling.
We hope your family will reach out and visit to see if we can educate our kids together!”
Co-Founder & Education Director