Nature Explore Classroom
Silver Spruce with it's specially designed outdoor space, is a Certified Nature Explore School. The mission is to bring the benefits of daily nature connections to children’s lives. Children have an innate sense of curiosity and wonder. The natural world provides amazing opportunities for learning, creativity and discovery. We believe that when children actively participate and experience their “outdoor classroom” they make connections to the "real world" and their learning comes alive. One of the things that makes Silver Spruce so special is our extensive vegetable, flower, and butterfly gardens. We also have an onsite greenhouse and farm animals.
The national Nature Explore Certification Program is research based and field tested. It recognizes schools that have made a commitment to providing outdoor classrooms and comprehensive programs to help children use the natural world as an integral part of learning. Silver Spruce is one of two Massachusetts Montessori schools to achieve this certification.