A Reggio Inspired Program Accepting Applications for 2021/22 School Year!!!

The Forest School of San Francisco is a proud member of The California Association of Forest Schools. 
We are a  Reggio inspired preschool that operates out of Sigmund Stern Grove Park. We are a fully outdoor program that spends our days exploring the bounty that Stern Grove offers including Pine Lake, The Concert Meadow, and many amazing hiking trails! 


We follow the practices of Reggio Emilia and encourage our children to be independent, critical , creative thinkers.Through nature immersion, stimulating situations and hands-on learning opportunities, the children form a deep connection with the environment and natural world around them.
We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships with eachother and nature. The Forest School of San Francisco was founded by 3 early childhood educators that believe each child is a unique individual and we utilize their individual ideas, thoughts, and experiences to co-construct our curriculum. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should My Child Wear?

The weather in San Francisco can change quickly. Please dress your child in layers and if it is a rainy day please bring/dress your child in rain pants, jacket and boots.

What Items Should My child Pack Daily?

A lunch and hearty snack, we will provide fruit and a simple carb such as crackers. A water bottle labeled with their name. 1 extra set of clothes.

What Is The Plan If It Rains Or We Have Poor Air Quality?

We will play and explore in the mud! Please dress your child in rain gear and be assured we will have a great time looking for worms, making rain art, and puddle jumping!

In the rare occasion that Stern Grove is closed we will not hold school that day.

If AQI reaches above 100 per Air Now we will cancel school until it goes below 100. 

How Do You Use The Bathroom?

Stern Grove has public restrooms available and open year round. 


We operate Monday-Friday from 9:00-1:30. We currently only offer 5 day a week options. Our school year runs from early September-early July. Our tuition is 16,000.00 a year billed in 10 monthly payments. 

We try to be as environmentally responsible as possible and utilize Wonderschool to keep our paperwork digital. Please visit our Wonderschool site to fill out interested/enrollment forms.





The Forest  School of San Francisco 

©2019 by Forest Cooperative. Proudly created with Wix.com