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Nature-based and

Nature-inspired Education

We aim to instill in your children a love for the natural world. Ecological studies and outdoor education are an essential part of every student’s life at our school. We achieve this through daily nature experiences and a nature-rich curriculum. Our beautiful grounds provide endless opportunities for connecting your children to the natural world. We allow plenty of time for unstructured outdoor play. Does your child love running through the woods, building forts, digging in the dirt or searching for bugs? We have over an acre of wild, wooded forest behind our school, enclosed by a 6′ fence to ensure safety as your children get in touch with their innate sense of adventure and exploration!

For our youngest children, we have created a beautiful Peace Garden, surrounded by a 4′ fence for safety. We planted beautiful trees around the perimeter and it is lovingly landscaped for the children’s pleasure. They are free to climb the play structure, glide down the slide, dig in the gravel, run on the grass, play soccer or tag, or sit under a tree and have a conversation with a friend. Our Peace Pole is planted in the middle of a circular garden, representing the compass that is our school symbol.

Our Elementary students also use the nearby provincial park, Petersfield Park, as an extension of our school grounds. We regularly walk to the park for nature studies, creative writing or just to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the natural surroundings.

At Harbourview Montessori School, we are committed to getting (and staying) in touch with the natural world. The children play and explore outside every day. We take advantage of the beauty of all seasons!

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girl holding a garter snake
girls playing in the forest