A typical day...

Activities and timing vary with age group and teacher, but the following is representative for most classes.



9:15 for morning classes, 12:30 for afternoon classes;

Child places backpack on tarp (or in a cubby when class meets at the schoolhouse);

Creek play (nature exploration);

Changing time at tarp;

Cooking time;

Circle time;

Sand play, "Bunny Hill", or a hike;

Lunch (for 2-year-old class only)


Sign in and read weekly notes from head teacher;

Write observation

Cooking parent and assistant work together to prepare and engage children in the days cooking project.


11:45am for morning classes; 3pm for afternoon classes; 3:45pm for Saturday PM class

What to bring:


  • old clothes

  • shoes or boots suitable for creek play

  • water bottle

  • towel

  • plastic bag for wet clothes

  • lunch (2s classes only)

  • sweatshirt or jacket

  • sunscreen & mosquito repellant

  • one (or two) changes of clothes, including underwear and shoes


  • old clothes & sturdy shoes, boots for creek play

  • jacket or sweatshirt

  • clipboard & pen

  • boots & umbrellas for rain walks

  • water bottle



In the winter, school is based at our "Mountain School" also known as the "Little Red Schoolhouse".

In the fall and spring our "School in the Woods" is located at one of two outdoor sites (listed below). Saturday classes will use outdoor sites as available.

Steven's Creek Park Cooley Picnic Area

11401 Stevens Creek Canyon Road, Cupertino, CA 95014

Saratoga Springs

22801 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070