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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

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Learning. Nature. Connection. 

Arden Forest School prepares students for life through a rich, relevant academic experience (learning) in a nature immersive setting (nature) that connects love for the earth and all of its inhabitants in an empathic, safe, nurturing community (connection).

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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

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Open Houses

Thursday 2/22 at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 3/2 at 9:30 a.m.

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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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