May 11, 2022

Real-world Problem Solvers

By Janet Staal, Director of Nature-based/ Outdoor Education “Trust me, you’ll need these skills one day.” Do you remember hearing this phrase while you were in […]
January 25, 2022

Veggies for Your Yard

“Your veggies don’t have to ride on a truck to get to your mouth.” Grant, Jack and Cohen (4th Grade) Even with all this snow outside, […]
October 8, 2021

Growing God’s Creation Classroom: A Greenhouse Update

Look and see a forest, swamp, garden, mini meadow, and a learning landscape that was ripe for playscapes which it has.
March 14, 2021

Growing God’s Creation Classroom: Educating Students Today

In addition to developing content skills in reading, writing, Bible, science, math, social studies, Spanish, art, and physical education, our students experience integrating their content skills while learning immersed in their outdoor classroom.
February 16, 2021

Growing God’s Creation Classroom: A History

Look and see a forest, swamp, garden, mini meadow, and a learning landscape that was ripe for playscapes which it has.
June 5, 2020

Get Outside Nature Challenge

by Janet Staal, Director of Outdoor / Nature-Based Education Ah! It’s summer break—a time to refresh, reset, recharge and unplug. At West Side Christian School we’ve […]
April 20, 2020

Caretakers in God’s Creation

by Janet Staal, Director of Outdoor / Nature-Based Education In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, we’re excited to announce that West […]