Weekly Homeschool Field Classes

Fall enrollment opens on April 15 for current students, and May 1 for new students. Spring enrollment opens on November 15 for current students, and December 1 for new students. Our Spring 2017 semester begins the week of February 6.

Homeschool Field Classes meet one day a week through the school year. Each week we explore themes of Wilderness Awareness, Ecological Gardening, Natural Building, Natural Crafts and Whole Food Cooking through hands-on, outdoor activities.

Fall semester begins mid September and ends in January (16 classes).
Spring semester runs February through June (16 classes).
We encourage participants to enroll for the entire year-long program to fully experience this well-developed curriculum.
Payment and registration details below.

We recommend parents read Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young to get an inside glimpse of Earthroots mentoring philosophies.

Click here for pictures and an overview of one Homeschool Field Day at www.womantalk.org.

WHO:  Children ages 6-12 years old (Wednesday).  We strive to maintain a ratio of no more than 6 students:1 Earthroots Mentor

WHERE: Various wilderness, beach, and organic farm locations in Orange and occasionally Riverside County

WHEN: 9 am – 2 pm, class is 5 hours

HOW: Send a deposit of $250  to hold your spot or full payment with completed enrollment form (per family) and completed medical and release forms (per person).

  • Register by mail Send check and one Enrollment Form per family and one Medical Release Form per person to Earthroots PO Box 504 Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
  • Register by email Send payment via Paypal to payments@earthrootsfieldschool.org  Scan and email Enrollment Form & Medical Release Forms to info@earthrootsfieldschool.org. Please bring hard copies to class.
  • Forms and payment need to be received at least one week prior to class to avoid late charges. Your registration is complete only when we have received Payment and Forms in our office. Registration is due at least one week in advance of class. Late registration may be accepted if space is available with an additional fee of $25 up to 2 business days before class.

FALL 2016 – SPRING 2017 PRICING

Note: These rates reflect an increase to roughly $15/hour, the same price some parents pay for babysitting.  Prices have been raised to compensate for the growing expenses of running a business in Orange County while paying quality instructors and ensuring an incredible learning opportunity for your children. Reduced rates available, see scholarship opportunity below.

Full Tuition for 1 year (cash or check) $2200 per child.

One semester tuition for one day per week (cash or check) is $1200 per child/$1125 per sibling.

To hold your child’s space in class, please send a Deposit of $250 at the time of enrollment. The remainder of the total class tuition fees due will be paid by the first day of the semester or when agreed upon, in monthly installments starting the first month of the semester. By enrolling as a semester participant, you receive a discounted price because you are committing to the program. In doing so, you agree to pay for each class offered in that semester; you are responsible to pay for all 16 classes. Make the most out of your Earthroots experience, come to class! Please inquire about monthly installment rates.

If you prefer to pick and choose the classes you will be attending, you will need to pay the higher “Drop In” rate.

Charter School Rates 
$1280 per child/$1216 per sibling per semester
Charter school funds are paid monthly via Purchase Orders
Inquiries welcome at billing@earthrootsfieldschool.org

Drop In Policy $80 per child per class
**Drop-in classes are available for you to attend on an occasional basis, based on space available, however we do ask that your child plan to attend for a complete topic session (usually 2-4 consecutive classes) so that your child receives all of the information and instruction needed to most completely benefit from our Earthroots programs. We are happy to share with you the topics and weeks that we have scheduled for each semester. Please contact Staci Hansen at staci@earthrootsfieldschool.org for more information.**

Family Participants
While we love having younger siblings and parents in attendance in our Homeschool programs, and know that everyone benefits from a day exploring with Earthroots, we have a need to acknowledge our increased expenses and ask for your support.  In order to accommodate extra family members while keeping low student to instructor ratios Earthroots hires extra instructors, challenging our ability to cover our expenses. Starting in Fall 2013, we will be requesting family members attending with the enrolled student to offset this higher expense by making weekly donations.
Suggested weekly donation for additional attendees to the Homeschool program is $10-30 per family.

Scholarship applications due two months prior to class start date.

Enrollment Information and Forms

To make a deposit or pay the full tuition, click on the PayPal button below. From there, you can use your PayPal account, or debit/credit card. For more information, go to Registration or call the Earthroots office (949)709-5777