The mission of South Mountain Nature School is to provide children the resources to play and learn in the South Mountain Reservation with other children while experiencing the wonders and beauty of the natural world.
SMNS follows The Cedarsong Way, which is an early childhood education model that offers a nature immersion curriculum. Nature immersion is defined as “free time in nature, resulting in an intimate, deep and personal connection to the natural world.” Our classes promote social and emotional development, instill confidence and foster independence.
SMNS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. SMNS does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies and other school administered programs and activities.