We nurture whole-child development and individualized learning by embracing curiosity, creativity, and connection. 

Ashlar Farm & Forest Programs for the

Upcoming School Year (2020/2021)

For Ages 3-7 and 8-12

Ratio: 1:6

Early Birds: 8am-9am, outdoor freeplay + Ashlar provides a simple breakfast such as hot cereal, hard-boiled eggs, toast, muffins, fruit & yogurt, granola, etc.

Morning Farm & Forest Program: 9am-Noon, 50% inside the cozy studio, 50% outside on 15 acres of farm and forest, includes snack. Please see our current program for a sample of what each morning looks like.

Lunch: Noon-12:30pm, sack lunch from home is eaten outdoors when weather permits, otherwise in the studio. Lunch program can be tacked onto either morning or afternoon program.

Afternoon Farm & Forest Program: 12:30pm-3:30pm, 50% inside the cozy studio, 50% outside on 15 acres of farm and forest, includes snack. Please see our current program for a sample of what each afternoon would look like.

After Owls: 3:30pm-5pm, outdoor freeplay and optional clubs in the studio for an additional charge as they become available. Potential opportunities might include such interests as Art Club, Music Club, Theater Club, Poetry Club, Numbers Club, etc.

Upcoming Camps:

Please check back soon for updated information!

Our Current Program:

(Yes, we have openings!)

Marble Studio: This is a morning program for ages 3-10, in which children spend half of their time in our cozy studio and the other half exploring 15 beautiful acres of farm and forest. We currently have openings for our 3-day program. We take drop-ins as space allows.

  • You choose what days to play!

    Mon, Tue, Wed


Welcome to Ashlar!

The Ashlar Way is a holistic approach to education and development, built on the premise that every person has, within themselves, all that they need to succeed.


Our purpose is to nurture that potential.

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Reviews & Testimonials


In recent reviews, families within our community have reported being extremely satisfied with Ashlar Farm & Forest Programs, and have rated Ashlar as a 5-star organization, adding to the positive feedback we receive from the larger community surrounding us, as well. Here are some of the amazing thoughts and experiences that have been shared.

"I have seen my very reserved child open up, make a good friend, and she now warms up to new people more easily. Best of all, she has a great time, both indoors and outdoors! There are very fun and creative projects that she enjoys every week." ~An Ashlar Parent

"My child's OT and speech therapist are both impressed by the progress my child has made since starting at Ashlar. They recommend enrolling for as long as we can!" ~An Ashlar Parent

"It’s an absolute pleasure to watch these Questers learn and grow in the studio and in nature in ways they don't typically get to in a traditional school setting. These things aren’t taught any other way except doing, and it’s quite magical for me to witness these children out in nature learning from the world in such a natural way. As an educator, I have seen it all and this is a blessing and gift for these children to be outside learning with their whole selves."  ~Melissa Tomlinson, Ashlar Mentor

"Chondra Norman is a tender visionary who upholds the educational rights of all children and values that each child comes bearing a creative purpose that must be fostered and protected, by all means necessary. Ashlar's programs are full of respect, integrity, and the belief that all young children are capable and competent citizens and community members." ~Sarah Schumacher, Local Early Childhood Educator and Community Program Builder


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Email: info.ashlar@gmail.com


PO Box 353

Maple Valley, WA 98038

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