Forest & Farm Days

The Lower School’s Early Childhood program introduces your young student to the seemingly magical process of learning. Our Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classrooms are stimulating, colorful environments where children are inspired to wonder and encouraged to discover. During the Early Childhood years, your child can participate in a sophisticated play-based curriculum with faculty members dedicated to making sure your child has a rewarding personal experience every day. Whether the challenge lies in the area of literacy development, mathematical concepts, or personal awareness, children in the early childhood program succeed in an extraordinarily rich, joyful, diverse and supportive family atmosphere.

What Are Forest & Farm Days?

Students in Nursery, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten enjoy the outdoor, natural classroom of the Wheeler Farm. The day begins with snack and storytime. After this collaborative start to the morning, children as small cohorts go together with their homeroom teachers to their forest classrooms to enjoy inquiry-based learning, mindful moments, observations of nature and fun playing and exploring together. Note: these three grades will be located for the entire school year 20-21 at The Farm in new classrooms, giving them daily access to the outdoors.  Read our Responsible Reopening Plan here.

For more information on Forest & Farm Days and the Lower School at Wheeler, contact Meg Kiley in the Enrollment Office at (401) 421-8100 or email her at

Our Voices

Tour an interactive map of the Farm for kids!

Thanks to The Hamilton Institute, we share this delightful interactive map of The Farm, with some of its critter cams and historic photographs.

Illustration of animals and trees in the forest.