Welcome to Arden Forest School

Nestled in a Northern Georgia valley on cherished family land dating back to the 1700s, Arden Forest School is a hybrid learning community featuring immersive, significant time outdoors as rooted in contemporary forest school philosophy, blended with quality academic classroom time.  It is named after the English wildwood that trails through Warwickshire and Worcestershire counties; a forest that once housed stories of Shakespearean magical tales.

We are situated on acres of fields, woodlands, creeks, and gardens; dedicated to providing a unique experience for children and youth in a nature-based, collaborative environment; one that supports their academic and personal growth as human beings.

“The question is not, -- how much does the youth know, when he has finished his education -- but how much does he care? And about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? And, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?”
― Charlotte Mason


Arden Forest School Offers

A rich curriculum that nurtures the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, and relationally

A caring, nurturing staff who enjoys fostering relationships with all community members

An educational experience that celebrates diversity and equips our students to be

  • Independent, active learners

  • Critical thinking problem-solvers

  • Creators and innovators

  • Open-minded listeners

  • Socially responsible community members

  • Collaborative, respectful team members

  • Competent and self-affirming people

  • Healthy individuals in body and mind

  • Risk-takers in action and personality

  • Well informed, caring stewards of the earth

  • Kind, empathic, and gracious human beings


Now Registering for Summer Camps 2021

$150.00 per week (includes supply fees)

June 14-17  Nature Art/Journaling: The summer sky is the limit for what you can create from nature!  We love painting with mud, building with clay, drawing in nature journals, constructing leaf crafts, and so much more! Ages 6-12

June 28-July 1 Mindfulness and Yoga: Stretch, bend, breathe, smile, and grow (all in nature) with us through fun activities that focus on healthy hearts, bodies, and minds! Ages 6-12

July 12-15  Forest Fun:  Romp, climb, play, build shelters and fairy houses with us under a canopy of cool southern trees, and at our creek! Ages 6-12

9:00-1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday


Current News


We're Hiring!

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Open House
March 20, 2021


Open House

April 15, 2021

If you'd like to join this unique learning community as a teacher, email your resume' to us.  Qualified candidates will have a degree in education, teaching experience, and a heart for progressive education in the great outdoors!

Join us to learn all about our community at 10:00 a.m.  Talk with us about outdoor education and tour our barn classrooms and property.

Join us to learn all about our community at 6:00 p.m.  Talk with us about outdoor education and tour our barn classrooms and property.


Our nature immersive program includes 

acres of fields, woodlands, creeks, and gardens

Registering Now

for 2021-2022

We'd love for you to join us!


Contact Us

1252 Houston Valley Road  
Rocky Face, GA  30740


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Arden Forest School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,citizenship, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, medical status, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or any legally protected status in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services or activities.

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