Chavitos! Nature School

Nature Inspired, Spanish Immersed

Ages 2-5 and Grades K-5

Check out our Covid-19 policies updated on June 14th 2022. 

Our elementary has found a new home on a farm in Puyallup!  It will be a magical place to learn and grow. 

Enrollment process for 2022-2023

While we wish we had spaces for every single family interested in Chavitos, the truth is we have limited spaces. Our intention to keep our class sizes small and intimate.  Here is our process for enrollment for both elementary and preschool. 

1. In February current families will let us know of their intent to return. 

2. In late March we have an open house.  (This is still to be determined) 

3. In April students on the wait list will be invited to do trial hours. 

For preschool we are full for summer and next fall.  

For elementary we are pausing trial until we get a new location. 

Let us know if you are interested. 

 An introduction

Chavitos means children in Spanish. 

We are a bilingual nature immersion school located in Tacoma, Washington on almost an acre of native land. 

As an entirely outdoor education program, we are committed to 100% outdoor nature immersion, interest-led flow learning, emergent curriculum, and inquiry-based teaching. Our approach is child-driven and based on discovery rather than a set curriculum.

Our mission is to provide a high quality childhood environment that meets preschoolers' and elementary schoolers needs, while inspiring them to love nature and learn Spanish. We currently serves ages 2-5 and grades Kindergarten-Fifth.  Check out our programs tabs for more information. 

At Chavitos Nature School, our program combines the best of hands-on outdoor and nature education with Montessori and Waldorf teaching methods and Spanish instruction with a fluent speaker to help prepare your child for a successful and radiant life.