Appalachian Forest School
Appalachian Forest School operates four days per week during the academic year, starting September 4th and ending May 7th. School days start at 9am and end at 2pm in Downtown Harrisonburg.
Blue Classes meet every other week on Mondays and Wednesdays
Yellow Classes meet every other week on Mondays and Wednesdays alternate of Blue Classes
Green Classes meet every other week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Red Classes meet every other week on Tuesdays and Thursdays alternate of Green Classes
Families may register for as many programs they like, based on availability.
Fall Programs: September 4 - December 19 (Approximately 15 classes per program)
Blue Class: Streams, Fish, and Amphibians
Yellow Class: Leave No Trace
Green Class: Insects, Bugs, and Spiders
Red Class: Plants, Trees, Leaves, and Seeds
Spring Programs: January 6 - May 7 (Approximately 15 classes per program)
Blue Class: Weather, Butterflies, and Bees
Yellow Class: Reptiles and Birds
Green Class: Survival Skills
Red Class: Mammals and Animal Tracks
Tuition is between $700 and $950 per program, depending on how many programs your child is registered for. Please contact us for specific tuition information.
There is a $200 enrollment fee per child. The enrollment fee is paid once per school year regardless of how many programs your child is registered for.
Enrollment in half of a program is available by request and availability.
Please see the Supply List to view items necessary for any AFS program.
Appalachian Forest School's programs are exempt from licensure based on the Virginia exemption 63.2-1715B.3: "A program that operates no more than a total of 20 program days in the course of a calendar year, provided that programs serving children under age six operate no more than two consecutive weeks without a break of at least a week."