Welcome to Magnolia Forest Preschool

In the great outdoors of Kitsap Memorial State Park, Magnolia kids learn rain and shine. Preschool meets September to June with 3, 4, & 5 day options for ages 2.5-6 years old. We welcome lots of new friends at our summer camps, too!

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Our school is run on the belief that children are drawn to experience, to learning, and to each other. The forest has always been a place of wonder for children – a place to explore, assert their independence, take risks, and overcome fears. It inspires curiosity, wonder, possibilities, imagination, motion, contemplation, exploration, and gales of laughter.  At Magnolia children are free to express their interests, their needs, and their passions. It is a child’s world.

Forest School Practitioners

Brandyn & Jenny bring 15 years combined experience with early childhood education. They follow the Forest Schools Training model from Archimedes Earth Ltd. in the UK. They believe the forest provides the optimal environment for their play-based curriculum and a child’s intrinsic inspirations to flourish.

Meet the Teachers
"Our daughter has flourished at Magnolia School. We can’t think of a better place for her to learn the value of treasuring her creativity and imagination, to discover her independence and confidence, and to develop in her ability to connect and build relationships. That she loves her teachers, and can’t wait for her school days because they’re so much fun, is icing on the cake.”
— NN & AN
"My son was one of Brandyn's first students; I can't begin to describe the profound impact she has had on his developmental growth. A once shy child who preferred a seat on the sidelines is now engaging in group activities and has created meaningful relationships with his peers."
— JS
"It was with open arms that Jenny opened her class to my two-year-old daughter; expressing the importance of mixed aged cohorts and explaining she would be an asset to the program. My daughter is thriving and absolutely in love with her teachers and friends at Magnolia Preschool."
— JS
"I cannot say enough good things about what Magnolia has meant to my son and how richly it has enhanced his learning and development! Getting to encounter various forms of art and engaging in their expression has boosted his creativity and has connected deeply with his heart."
— JB

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Forest school can be the perfect fit for so many children because it is uniquely tailored to support their strengths and interests. We look forward to connecting with you and your child further. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and hope to see you in the forest soon!

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