Part-time students at the Natural Learning Center attend three or fewer full days per week, or five or fewer half days per week. We believe in supporting homeschool families, so we offer a flexible schedule to accommodate the richness that exists in the home lives of our natural learners. Half-days at the NLC can be mornings, 9:00am to 12:00pm, or afternoons, 12:00pm to 3:00pm. If we have an all day excursion planned, your child will have the option to join for a full day, or attend a different half-day that same week.
Another great opportunity for families to participate at the Natural Learning Center is our drop-in option. With 48 hours advance notice and permission granted, your child can come attend a full or half day at NLC. We'll advertise events like field trips, experiments, etc. that have space for more kids to join. If you hear or see something that sounds like a good fit for your child, we welcome them to drop on in to the fun!
At the heart of the Natural Learning Center is our core, full-time student family. These youth are leaders within our program, and have a strong voice in the direction of our studies and activities. Full-time students attend NLC 4 to 5 days per week from 9:00am to 3:00pm. We support their long-term projects, assist their parents in meeting their overarching educational goals, and take them along for the full NLC experience. They attend all field trips, participate in all events, volunteer, mentor and apprentice at every opportunity.
Natural Learning Center
1207 Ellsworth Street
Upstairs Main Classroom
Bellingham, WA 98225