The Mayapple School

The Mayapple School offers creative, place-based education for children ages 3 – 6. Our multi-age classroom offers a vibrant environment for project based learning, process art experiences, nature explorations, rich story times, and intentional dramatic play opportunities. To get a feel for our school, I recommend that you take a look at our curriculum, the daily schedule, read about our philosophy, and take a look at The Mayapple Blog.

We opened in August 2015 and spent 3.5 years in our Newport, VA Location. In December of 2018, we moved to our current location in Blacksburg, VA: you can watch a short video about our move here. We began as and remain a small one-room schoolhouse with two teachers facilitating our program for (normally) up to 16 children each day. If your child is ready and our program fits your family’s needs, we would love to have you join us! 

Usually, multiple enrollment options are available, including 2,3,4, or 5 days per week, mornings (8:30 – noon) or full day (8:30 – 3:00). Currently, due to the  global COVID-19 pandemic, we have two separate classes of up to 12 students each day. For the 2020/2021 School year, our Monday Wednesday Friday class is currently FULL. There is one full day space left in our Tuesday/Thursday class for a child that will turn three no later than November 15th 2020. Please email melissa@mayapple.org to inquire about enrollment or the waitlist for this school year.

Enrollment for the 2021/2022 school year will begin in Spring 2021. Currently any visits to the school are being held outside of school hours, and for currently available spaces only. Visits for those interested in the 2021/2022 school year will be scheduled in Spring 2021, when we hope to have a greater idea of what scheduling and enrollment will look like for that school year. To be notified about updates for enrollment and visiting for the 2021/2022 school year, please join our newsletter (scroll below).

The Mayapple School admits the students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and religion to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at that school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.