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Summer Registration Opens in March 2018
The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 (PreK through entering Grade 2) during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern, air-conditioned classrooms for STEM-focused weekly programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums.
New 2018 Summer Hours! 7:30-4:30 daily
7:30-9:00 Morning Extended Day
9:00-1:00 Partial Day
9:00-3:00 Full Day
3:00-4:30 Afternoon Extended Day
Weekly Investigation Themes: Coming Soon!
Week 1: June 25
Week 2: July 2 (closed July 4th)
Week 3: July 9
Week 4: July 16
Week 5: July 23
Week 6: July 30
Week 7: August 6
Week 8: August 13
Week 9: August 20
REGISTRATION is done online in one easy transaction. If this is the first time you are registering your child with us in 2018, you will be directed to an online form. Please select the green link below to fill out the registration form.
Any additional vacation or summer program registrations in 2018 will be done via email as we already have your registration information and don’t want you to have to do it again. Email your child’s name, and program options you would like added or changed. We will send you a confirmation and an invoice with payment due as soon as possible.
PAPERWORK: Please note that you will fill out all paperwork required during the registration process. We do not need a medical form from your doctor. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email including the Vacation Program Handbook with additional details about program, policies and procedures.
PAYMENT: Payment in full is required at the time of registration. We do not offer a payment plan. Payment can be made by check or credit card. If paying by credit card, follow the payment prompts during the registration process. If paying by check, the check must be received within 2 weeks of registration. If you are registering for the Summer Vacation Program less than 2 weeks prior to attendance start date, the check must be received by the Wednesday before program.
Summer Program Frequently Asked Questions:
My child is entering grade 3, can I enroll?
No, we are only taking children that are going to be entering grade 2 in the fall 2018.
My child is in preschool but doesn’t turn 4 until October, can I enroll?
No, we are only taking children that are age 4 at the time of the program.
Do children need to be potty trained to attend the vacation and summer programs?
Yes, children should be confidently potty trained (diapers are not allowed) but with that being said, we understand that accidents happen so all children are asked to bring extra clothes.
What do participants need to bring daily?
Participants bring a snack, lunch and water bottle. Students are expected to bring appropriate clothing, footwear and outerwear for the season. Extra clothes/socks are highly recommended each day. Sunscreen, if appropriate, should be applied prior to entering The Hundred Acre School. Teachers will reapply sunscreen at 1:15 if provided by the family.
Where is the school located at Heritage? Do I need to walk from the main entrance of Heritage to the school?
The school has its own entrance and parking lot so it is very convenient for drop off and pick up.
When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot.
Continue driving forward and bear to the left at the fork onto a town owned dirt road.
Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.
Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for a while. Here are some landmarks to know you are going the right way.
You will drive past The Adventure Park at Heritage (on the right)
You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)
Can I enroll for just two days during the week? Do you prorate?
No, we are a 5 day a week program during the summer (except if it is a noted 4 day week). If you choose to enroll and skip a day that’s okay, we just ask that you let us know. We do not prorate.
Is there an extended day?
Yes, we offer daily and weekly rates. Weekly extended day rates are paid at time of registration. Daily extended day options can be scheduled in advance by contacting Melissa Russell.
Do you go on field trips?
Our program uses the gardens and galleries of Heritage Museums & Gardens daily so we already feel like we go on a field trip everyday. We don’t go on additional field trips off the grounds of Heritage Museums & Gardens.
My child has an allergy. What is your procedure?
We do not limit what children choose to bring for snack or lunch. If your child has a severe allergy, we are not a good fit.
We follow these procedures for all students to keep them healthy:
Snack and lunch are provided by the family
Students do not share or trade food
Students with food allergies sit at a table with children that do not have those food items in their snack or lunch
Tables are pre-washed with soap/water solution followed by a bleach solution, and students are given a freshly laundered cloth placemat
Placemats are washed after each use
All staff at the camp are CPR and First Aid certified
We require a medical release with detailed information about an allergy and what steps would need to be followed if something did happen.
You would provide us with any medications needed to keep him/her safe (i.e. epi-pen).
These medications will be kept in the classroom backpack that is taken with the class anytime they leave the school.
The Heritage Security Team is also trained to respond to emergencies and will be able to assist staff with emergencies as needed.
What is your refund policy?
$50 non-refundable processing fee is included in each week of the summer/vacation programs.
No refund is provided if cancellation occurs less than 14 days before the program date/start date.
For cancellations 15-30 days in advance, 50% of the program fees will be refunded.
For cancellations 31 days in advance, a full refund minus the $50 non-refundable processing fee/ week will be refunded.
Refunds should be processed within 14 days of an approved request.