Boots and Roots at River Farm

February 1, 2024
Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., rain or shine

Boots and Roots at River Farms creates the opportunity for children, aged four through six, to engage with Virginia’s rich local flora and fauna. 

This three-hour, all-outdoor program combines active exploration of the natural world with literature, literacy, science, music, art, and Biblical content. The “delight-driven” emergent curriculum offers social, artistic, academic, relational, spiritual, and physical learning, based both on teacher-initiated and child-initiated goals and activities.

The Program

The program is held on the American Horticultural Society’s stunning 25-acre property located along the Potomac River, just south of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Once part of George Washington’s original estate, River Farm’s spell-binding vistas, colorful flower displays, meandering paths, and open green meadows offer unparalleled beauty. The expertly landscaped meditation garden, whimsical children’s garden, and wildlife garden provide a uniquely inspiring setting for learning. 

Together, children and teachers ask questions such as: Who scampers through woods, fields, gardens, and why? How, where, and why do animals, insects, birds, plants, and people sleep, and what happens when they do? Who splashes in puddles, creeks, ponds, and rain?

Ponder, Understand, Explore

In Boots and Roots, children explore the poetry, science, and wonder of their local natural environment while learning to recognize the works of God the Creator throughout their adventures. 

If you want your child to ponder essential questions, understand enduring truths, and explore the world around them through a biblical lens—as they engage in activities that develop their intellect, creativity, and imagination—join us at Boots and Roots at River Farm! 


Tuition fee for the 2024-25 school year: $2,875. 

Payable in 10 equal monthly installments or 4 quarterly installments. 

To apply, fill out the application form.

Currently enrolled students can register for 2024-25 with this registration form.

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