Currently enrolling for the 2024-2025 year
We are a Learning Center for families seeking alternative education for their children. We are here to support the whole family as we choose to raise and educate our children in a respectful and honoring way.
Are you looking to send your child to a place where they can learn, grow and have community?
Do you want an alternative to public or private school or need homeschool support?
Rising Moon Meadows Learning Center is located in Bellingham, WA and offers options for ages 5-14.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Children will be organized into age groups so they may learn and work on academics that fit their ability. There will be learning stations for children to engage in and explore at their own pace. Our educators will tailor learning to fit each child's needs and work with your family to understand your needs.
What a typical day looks like:
8:30-9:00 am - Drop Off
9:00 am - Morning circle time with everyone, centering and checking in
9:30-11:30 am - Language Arts / Learning Stations
11:30-12:30 pm - Lunch / Playtime
12:30-2:30 pm - Math and Science
2:30-3:00 pm - Pick up time
Explorer Enrichment Days
Fridays from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Our Explorer Days have a variety of enrichment activities throughout the year, children will be broken into different age groups and get to experience things such as: nature awareness, foraging, theater, gardening, art, yoga, juggling, science projects, mindfulness, flow arts, music, project based learning, sign language, Spanish, outdoor wilderness skills, carving, and more. We will be working with specialized teachers to help facilitate these days.
You can sign your child up one day or a combination of days.
All families will meet with the lead educator prior to the school year starting to discuss educational goals.
**We are excited to announce that we will now be accepting 5-year-olds into our program at Rising Moon Meadows starting in September 2024.
In a purposeful yet play-based setting, children explore both themselves and the world around them. During Discovery Days, students will have the opportunity to engage in activities across various academic subjects, with a particular focus on enhancing their reading skills.
On Discovery Days children continue to focus on core subjects and make connections to everyday life. Students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Full-time students naturally enjoy access to all curriculum-related activities, while part-time families have the choice to engage at home, aligning with their educational objectives.
As students transition toward greater independence, Discovery Days become a pivotal time for receiving instruction, engaging in activities, and participating in discussions. Depending on family preferences or the student's learning plan, there may be reading or other assignments completed outside of class, further enhancing their educational experience.
Our mission is to provide education that engages the child cognitively and emotionally. We want to give children experiences that get them thinking and asking questions. We recognize and welcome the unique gifts brought by each child, encouraging independent thinking and imagination, and foster a life-long love of learning.
Our vision is to provide a place where children can thrive, learn, grow and have authentic connections. We will use a curriculum to help guide the core academic subjects while teaching children about thoughtful communication, connection to nature and themselves. With child lead learning each child will be given the chance to explore their talents in a supportive and enriching environment.
If we believe that the purpose of education is to support one in creating a good life, a life that is well-rounded, rich, fulfilling, meaningful, and successful on your own terms, then what skills and subjects are important to learn? Here is a partial and evolving list we have created:
English, reading, writing, languages
Sciences including physics and biology based on light, frequency, resonance, consciousness, medicine, science of water
History, civics and law (including common law and natural law)
Music, arts and crafts, playful and creative expression
Movement, yoga, breath-work
Healthy lifestyle, cooking, self-care
Gardening, growing food, permaculture
Basic survival skills, wilderness first aid
Finances, business, entrepreneurship
Project management, time management
Intuition, sacred geometry, indigenous wisdom, mind mastery, resilience, consciousness, meditation
5 days per week: $800/month
4 days per week: $620/month
3 days per week: $465/month
2 days per week: $360/month
1 day per week: $200/month
Annual supply fee of $150 per student. There may also be additional costs associated with special field trips.
Tuition is calculated per day the Learning Center is open and then evenly spread out into 10 monthly payments (September through June)
To keep our learning center a manageable size so the children and educators can thrive and be successful, we will be limit total enrollment to 18-24 children per day.
We will have one adult educator with about 8 kids per group.
The Application Process
Inquiry: Fill out our enrollment inquiry form below to begin the process. If you have any questions prior to submitting the inquiry form, feel free to send an email to email@example.com.
Phone call: After receiving your inquiry form we'll contact you for a chat. It’s casual, we just want to make sure you and your child are a good fit for our community and we'll explain how our enrollment works. We also hope to get a better understanding of your child's strengths and areas for growth.
Tour: Set up a time to see the property, meet the staff and get to know us.
Application: Submit an enrollment form. Please note, if all slots are full at the time of the application, we will notify you to see if we should keep your application on file when and if a spot becomes available that year. An application must be filled out each year.
Decision and Enrollment: Following the tour our learning center admin will contact you within a week to ask any additional questions and let you know if there is acceptance.
Contract: A non-refundable enrollment deposit of $150 secures your child’s spot in the class and goes towards supply fees.
Meet our team!
Darci is mother of two kids and has worked in a variety of education positions in the past making full use of her AA in Early Childhood Education and BA in Education from WWU. She has worked as Lead teacher, assistant, substitute, student monitor, para educator and nanny. She is passionate about the endless learning opportunities that life provides as well as building connections with others and bringing the best out of the people she is around. She also loves exploring the Pacific Northwest as well as traveling the incredible world. She has a love for educating kids! She is friendly and warm, always checking in with people and working to create a safe and caring environment.
Admins to the Learning Center and co-owners of Rising Moon Meadows, Alivia and Becky are moms and friends that are passionate about creating spaces for kids and adults to connect, learn and be their authentic selves.
Alivia grew up on Orcas Island and was homeschooled all the way through high school, taking only a few classes from public school, and now is a mom of two kids. She grew up playing in the woods, being part of a homeschool community and learning how to live life to the fullest. She has a worked as a massage therapy and has a bachelors degree in Nursing. She is passionate about health, healing, and cultivating connections.
Becky grew up in Bellingham and spent her time riding horses and playing soccer, and now has a masters degree in Urban Planning. As a working mom, the learning center provides community and support to educate her son. She is passionate about giving kids opportunities to flourish & connect to become their authenticate selves.