Mission & Core Values

Painted Oak Nature School is a nurturing community of learners that values kindness, cooperation, curiosity, imagination, and respect for all living things. We cultivate habits that instill confidence, capability, and self-reliance. Through daily interactions with the environment, our school promotes a holistic nature-based education for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and their families that foster deep connections with the natural world and to each other.

Building Community

We are linked by the compassionate, respectful interactions that we share with the natural world and each other.

Fostering Independence

We are confident and resilient, which allows us to take risks, handle disappointment, and persevere through challenges.

Encouraging Creativity

Through curious questioning, communication, and the use of imagination, we are problem solvers and flexible thinkers.

a school for children who are serious about dirt and squirmy things

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174 Lambertville Hopewell Road 

Hopewell, New Jersey  08525

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