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 is looking for a new home!

This summer we need to find a new home for our elementary school.

Here is what we need. 

Spread the word and reach out to us with any questions.

Please email [email protected] with any leads or interests.  

We are hiring! 

We have two opportunities for you to consider!  As we grow our need is expanding as well.  

Elementary Nature Teacher

Monday-Friday 8:30-12:00 with a group of 16 elementary students. This group is multi-aged grades Kindergarten-Sixth grade.  Teacher will lead them on a morning nature time. This year we do a walk around the lake.  They will teach, science, art (curriculum provided if needed), gardening, cooking and field games.  

Montessori Math Teacher

Monday-Friday for two hours 12:30-2:30.  Teacher will teach multi-aged classes of Kindergarten-Second at 12:30 and Third-Sixth grade. at 1:30.  We have beautiful Montessori materials for your lessons. 

All programs are bilingual. We are looking for teachers who will immerse students in Spanish.  We are an affirmative action school and highly value having representation of BIPOC and Queer, bi, trans folx.  

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.