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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

Annual Tuition


We don’t want tuition to feel out of reach for any family. Students have the option to utilize Home School Partnerships to fund DWS Courses. Discovery Wilderness School is partnered with Jenison, Niles, Saugatuck, and Hamilton Home School Partnerships. In addition, DWS offers income-based tuition reduction, 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. Make sure to reach out to create a customized plan that will work with your family's budget before registering. Please reach out for more information.

Sprouts Parent/Child Class (ages 2-4)

Mornings 10:00am-12:30pm

Fall and Spring Only

$700 per student*

Saplings Nature Preschool (ages 3-4)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00am-11:30am

Fall and Spring, 20 weeks total

$1890 per student*

Redbuds (ages 5-6)

Willows (ages 7-8)

Maples (ages 9-10)

Cedars (ages 11-15)


$1590 per student*

Nature Mentorship (ages 13-18)

9:45am-2:15pm one day per week

+ Adventure Fridays one day per month

$1340 per student*

In addition, DWS offers other events throughout the year, each with a unique price structure. Examples include Winter and Spring Break Camp, Ladies Rewilding Courses, Babysitter Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification. Join the email list for updated class offerings.

*An additional $150 deposit is due upon enrollment per student


Flexible Tuition Pricing

Annual Family Income

$0-$30,000- 20% off

$30,000-50,000- 15% off

$50,000-70,000- 10% off

$70,001-90,000- 5% off

Above $90,000- Standard Tuition


Sibling Discount:

5% off additional students from the same household

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