Chavitos! Nature School

Nature Inspired, Spanish Immersed

Ages 2-5 and Grades K-5

We are hiring! 

We are looking for an assistant teacher for our preschool.  Hours and days are Thursday and Friday afternoons 12:50-4:10. Pay is between $15 and $17/hour based on experience. We highly encourage LGBTQ, BIPOC and Spanish speakers to apply. 


Email Meag at [email protected]  

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. 


Let us know if you would like to be added to the waitlist! We will contact families for trial hours to fill the open spaces. 

 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 serve students ages 2 to 5, from either 8:30-11:30 Monday-Friday and 1:00-4:00 on Monday and Friday. We service our elementary aged children 4-9 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1:00-4:00. 

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.