Tuition & Enrollment

“We were all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.”
-Charlotte Mason



We don’t want tuition to feel out of reach for any family. Students have the option to utilize Home School Partnerships to fully fund DWS Courses (minus the registration deposit). Discovery Wilderness School is partnered with Jenison, Niles, and Hamilton Home School Partnerships. In addition, DWS offers payment plans, early payment discounts, and volunteer opportunities for parents to make tuition more affordable. Our goal is to never turn away a family due to tuition cost. Please reach out for more information.

Courses meet weekly from September to June, every other week from January-March. 

Junior Explorers Parent/Child Class

Mornings 10:00am-12:00pm

Only Fall and Spring (Juniors take winter off)

$600 per student

Nature Explorers (ages 5-8)

Nature Adventures (ages 7-10)

and Nature Connection (ages 10-15)


$1440 per student

Nature Mentorship (ages 13-18)

Wednesdays or Thursdays 9:45 am - 2:15 pm

includes Mentor Training, CPR and First Aid Certification 

$720 per student