Welcome to Vancouver’s
Field School Program
A 100% outdoor educational program perfect for primary and intermediate learners who have lots of energy, creativity, and frankly don’t quite fit “brick and mortar” schooling.
We are experiential educators who guarantee our learners 21+ hours per week to roam and explore. Meanwhile, we work alongside certified partners to ensure all social, emotional, academic and BC Curriculum needs are met.
What is the
The role of Field School is to provide an inclusive, supportive and transformative outdoor learning environment.
To create convenient access to Ministry of Education-approved curriculum and advanced family support, we work closely with Kleos Open Learning and Nenno Behavioural Consulting so that they are familiar with our Field School model and ready to work around it. We also vouch for their services as they are in line with our overall approach to education.
For your learner to meet Ministry of Education requirements, you must join a Distributed Learning provider (DL). We recommend Kleos Open Learning, as we collaborate with them to ensure that our Field School outdoor learning experiences sync with your child’s educational requirements.
To learn more, see our Field School FAQ page.
Or, watch our ‘open house’ info
session for parents with Kleos:
Kleos Open Learning
“Kleos Open Learning is a K-12 Online School that specializes in meeting learners where they are at. We believe that every child is one-of-a-kind, not one of many. This core belief shapes our learning community and philosophy of education. Kleos is fully certified by the Ministry of Education in BC.”
Contact Kleos for pricing and registration!
Nenno Behavioural Consulting
“We work with children, youth, and their families and caregivers to help develop the functional, emotional, and social skills they need to thrive. We specialize in helping address a variety of behavioural challenges that may be affecting personal growth and connection to each other and the community. This is done through our services: Parent coaching with a consultant and 1:1 sessions with the child and their mentor (behaviour interventionist).”
Contact Nenno for pricing and registration!
Primary Field School (K-3)
Our outdoor experiential classroom is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, where education is driven by wonder.
Vancouver Outdoor School’s Belief Statements
We believe learning needs to be flexible, intentional, student-centred and inspiring.
We believe you are never too young to be a steward of the earth, and a responsible citizen. Whether this means picking up litter or performing random acts of kindness, we fuel our learning days with caring.
We believe kids, families and adults should play, learn, and explore in the outdoors, while learning to respect each other and the world.
We believe we are all connected spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally.
We believe you have an entire lifetime to be an adult and a short time to be a kid. That’s why we strive to provide kids (and adults, too!) with the ultimate “kid experience!”
We believe Indigenous people have a rightful title to the land and to their culture. We also believe we have much to learn from Indigenous people, and their thousands of years of teaching and sharing experience.