JP Green School invites children and teens to learn and live in harmony with nature.
HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM (ages 4-10): Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9am-3pm
ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND is open to the public Mondays from 2:30-5pm (begins in November).
TEENS, ages 13-18 may apply to be paid assistants.
ENROLLMENT IS ONGOING: JOIN US AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR
We encourage young people to adopt the mindset of sustainability through urban gardening, cooking, creative building, and scientific inquiry into the natural world.
We practice play-based, self-directed education: Our job is to create a safe, warm, and joyful space for young people, without coercion or excessive requirements. We spend most of our time outdoors, in the rich environment of the garden. Our belief is that play is the basis of all learning. The main requirements of our program are to show respect for others and the natural environment, and to tend to the land.
We do “teach” biology and botany, with a daily lesson evolving from hands-on experience in nature. One of our goals is to make sure students attain a foundational knowledge of evolution and natural selection. All of our students learn the basics of gardening, urban food growing, and cooking. We bring in teachers and workshop leaders to introduce many other skills, including arts and crafts, music, carpentry and building, and athletics. Our ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND is open every day to our students, and forms a key part of their creative play.
We are located at Hope Central Church in JP, at 85 Seaverns Street, Jamaica Plain. We have two indoor classrooms for discussions, art, and games, a kitchen for cooking, and a large garden for play, work, and contemplation. Our space includes climbing trees, grass, garden beds, worms, a play structure, swings, a tool shed, and the ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND. We are one block from the Green Street T Station.
Please come by! The best way to understand what we do is to visit. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a day and time.