Wild Oak is Henderson County’s only independent school and most unique learning experience.
Together, Wild Oak Independent School and its families are building a community of trust and belonging. Our culture prioritizes joy, curiosity, and self-discovery and allows children to be children.
Our curriculum is integrated, meaning that learning experiences are interdisciplinary and inspired by the real world. Wild Oak offers students bridges to connect to themselves, to each other, and the world.
Wild Oak is a unique learning community
for children in preschool through 8th grade.
Admissions for new 2022-23 students opens March 1st.
The Seedling School
The Seedling School is a play-based, child-centered Preschool and transitional Kindergarten serving children starting at age 3.
Beginning the day with a “wonder walk,” our Seedlings are encouraged to be curious. Our program models process over product, encouraging messy learning!
With 46 acres of woodland, wetland, and meadows to explore, they grow as nature intended: with sunshine, fresh air, and a bit of rain.
Wild Oak School
Wild Oak School is a unique school community intentionally designed to engage Kindergarten through 8th graders in a relationship with learning that will support their curiosity, creativity, growth and development. In addition, Wild Oak offers low student-teacher ratios in multi-age classrooms and an integrated, real-world, hands-on curriculum.
As a result, our approach supports lifelong learning, not just test-based accomplishment.
We offer three afterschool programs, open to both Wild Oak students and children from the local community:
The Afternoon Academy is an enrichment program for Kindergarten and up.
Afternoon Friends is a social and play-based program starting at 2:15 for Sprouts-age children, and Afternoon Club is our outdoor afterschool program for children Kindergarten-age and older.
“ School isn’t supposed to be a polite form of incarceration, but a portal to the wider world. “
Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder