Chavitos! Nature School

Nature Inspired, Spanish Immersed

Ages 2-5 and Grades K-5

We are hiring! 

The position is for our new elementary school called Chavitos On The Hill. We will serve grades Kindergarten - Fifth grade.  The position is Monday through Friday 8:40-3:30. We are looking for a candidate with a degree in elementary education or a degree in science or nature related. Fluency in Spanish and English is required as we are a bilingual program.  Montessori or Waldorf teaching philosophies are desired but not necessary.  If no experience in these philosophies then we are looking for an open personality that is willing to learn. 

Please check our New Elementary Program page for more information about the program.  

Opportunity to enroll your child for discounted tuition. 

The position is September-May. With the opportunity to teach at our preschool program in  June- August.  

Qualities we value in our school are curiosity, an openness to learn, authenticity and a community mindset.  

BiPOC and LGBTQ folx strongly encouraged to apply.  

Please send your resume to [email protected]

We have closed for 2021-2022 enrollment! 

Please let us know if you are interested in being added to the waitlist. 

 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.