Inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf education principles, the holistic approach that guides the Jungle School holds that children discover the world through their body, mind and heart. The inspiration of the Anthroposophic education aligns with the spirit of the community of PachaMama – closeness to nature, simplicity, and using rituals to create sacred space of togetherness and unity. In addition, it emphasizes a consistent daily rhythm and through that, creates a supportive environment for the children’s physical, emotional, and mental development.
Along with the Waldorf inspiration, the days in the school are built to keep the balance between freedom and structure. This unique balance cultivates confidence, curiosity, and a love of learning.
The curriculum of the school is based on Waldorf principles, which enable students to engage the full range of their faculties at every stage of development. The kids learn the core studies of math and literacy. Meaningful learning is created through colors and forms, tone, drama and speech, movement, mindfulness, and meditation. Students also explore and connect with nature by engaging in forest/eco education, and by practicing gardening and recycling.
The main language is English, and Spanish is taught as a second language.
The Jungle school is a micro-community that encourages the practice of social skills and collaboration. Together with that, every student is seen as a unique whole and specific academic and emotional needs are addressed with individual support.
The PachaMama School is supported by professional and qualified community residents’ and parents’ ongoing cooperation and trust.
Kids from the wider community (who live in other places in the area) are invited to join!
The PachaMama school supports a wholeness of being by allowing each child’s spirit to flower. Becoming conscious of mother earth, contributing to a harmonious, sustainable relationship with nature and community. Nurturing curiosity and creativity in order to explore the changing world with an adventurous and compassionate heart.
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
The jungle school is divided to two main groups: the Kindergarten (ages 2-6), and the School (ages 7-11)
A one-year minimum stay is required.
Children visiting for shorter periods can enroll in the Forest Class program for visiting children, available daily, weekly, or monthly.
Daily fee: $40
Weekly fee: $180
Monthly fee: $580 (more than one month – $550 per month).
Sibling discount: (10% second child, 5% third/fourth child).
Family Accommodation: Double Casitas, Bungalows, and Villas offer families a variety of accommodation options for different budgets.
The Jungle Shop provides fresh organic produce, dry goods, personal care, and natural remedies.
For more information, please contact the Jungle School.