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, grade schoolers, and their families that foster deep connections with the natural world and to each other.
We are linked by the compassionate, respectful interactions that we share with the natural world and each other.
We are confident and resilient, which allows us to take risks, handle disappointment, and persevere through challenges.
Through curious questioning, communication, and the use of imagination, we are problem solvers and flexible thinkers.