Encouraging Curiosity

Growing Up Naturally

Key Advantages


Nature-based learning allows children flexibility for exploration and problem-solving, which builds social skills, including teamwork. The added benefit? Young children gain a lifelong understanding, appreciation and value of our natural world.

Elachee Nature Academy’s inquiry-based curriculum exposes students to concepts that go beyond basic Georgia learning standards’ requirements.

Small student to teacher ratios allow for personalized instruction. Students blossom from meaningful, guided outdoor instruction representing over 75-percent of each school day.

New Students

2022-23 Academic Year

Elachee Nature Academy’s school year is August through May. ENA 2022-23 CALENDAR


Application Period

Call 770-535-1976 x225 for details.

Enrollment Period

Elachee Nature Academy enrollment is December to April.

Financial Aid

Elachee Nature Academy is an ‘Approved School’ through PayItForward Scholarships. This program’s annual application deadline is December 31 for the upcoming school year. Award notifications announced after April 15 each year.

Elachee Nature Academy is a SACS/Cognia-accredited school licensed through the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s Bright from the Start offering Preschool and Primary Grade-Level programs. Managed and operated by Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, Georgia.