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Metz Meadows Pond
Metz Meadows

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


We Just Moved to Enumclaw!

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Tours Available Upon Request

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Summer Camps!

2021-2022 Programs Are Enrolling Now!

Farm Friends Programs at Bee & Thistle in Enumclaw.
School Year Program, Summer Camps

Friends of the Forest Program in the Maple Valley / Hobart / Renton area.
Spring Session, Fall Session, Summer Camps


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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