Welcome to Chelsea Forest School!

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Our Teachers

Our teaching director has completed her Level 3 Forest School Practioner’s Qualifications, and our other teachers are pursuing theirs. Their enthusiasm for the outdoors is infectious!

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About Our School

We are a part-time bilingual preschool for children aged 3 & 4. Established in 1964, Chelsea Forest School is a local community institution that has brought Chelsea families together for generations.

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Our Programs

Chelsea Forest School strives to create a community of resilient, active children, empowered by valuing, enjoying and being curious about their natural and social surroundings.

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Welcome! Forms for registration for the 2016/17 school year can be downloaded here. Registration opened on February 9th, 2016!

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Recent Posts

Learner Led Learning

Tales from the Forest

Each week, Chelsea Forest School draws students from places like Ottawa, Gatineau, Aylmer, Hull and further afield. Each program and class are different because students lead the learning – supported by qualified teachers. Last week saw students from three to ten years old learn math, physics, language and social skills in outdoor “forest” settings. Below […]
outdoor learning

Problem Solving or… Why Wool Socks are Important!

“Last week one of our children returned from our forest adventure wearing only her thick wool socks on her feet. She had independently solved a problem and we were so excited!” One of the things we work on almost every day at Chelsea Forest School is problem solving. Situations come up repeatedly during play that we as […]