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our philosophy

At The Wild School, we are driven by a simple, powerful mission: to get more kids outside. In today's fast-paced, screen-dominated world, we recognize the immense benefits that outdoor experiences bring to children’s physical health, emotional well-being, and overall development. Our philosophy is built on the belief that the natural world is not just a place to visit, but a fundamental part of growing up healthy, happy, and connected.

Our Core Principles

  • Nature as Teacher: Nature is our primary educator, immersing children in the outdoors to develop deep environmental connections and insights.

  • Holistic Development: Our programs support the whole child, nurturing intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth.

  • Child-Led Exploration: We foster children's natural curiosity by making learning child-directed, with educators as guides who ignite inquisitiveness.

  • Play-Based Learning: Play is central to our curriculum, merging structured and unstructured activities to make learning engaging and memorable.

  • Environmental Stewardship: From an early age, we teach sustainability and conservation, preparing children to be proactive guardians of our planet.

  • Community and Connection: More than a school, we are a community that strengthens bonds among students, families, and beyond.

  • Inclusivity and Diversity: We celebrate diversity, welcoming all children and enriching our community with varied experiences and perspectives.

  • Continuous Outdoor Learning: Our year-round programs encourage learning in all weather, building resilience and adaptability in children.

kid hiding behind a tree smiling
happy children sitting on a log in nature petting a dog


Our Mission

We're on a mission to reconnect children with nature, fostering their growth and instilling a lifelong appreciation for the environment through immersive outdoor learning. We empower families to choose the transformative power of nature for their children, ensuring the joy and wonder of the outdoors becomes a fundamental, cherished part of every childhood.

Our vision

We want to cultivate a world where nature is at the heart of every child's education, fostering a deep, lifelong connection with the environment. We aim to expand our reach within the Houston area, introducing innovative outdoor preschool and daycare programs that empower children to lead their learning journeys. Through this local expansion, we envision inspiring communities and families in our area to embrace and prioritize nature-based education, cultivating environmentally conscious individuals dedicated to protecting and cherishing our planet, and laying the foundation for a healthier, more sustainable future.

Our Team

Where the Passion Begins

Lindsay Gkolomeev

Founder & Lead Teacher

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