Outdoor Experiential Education
Our Outdoor Experiential Education program provides hands-on field experiences and nature play for students at FFS, integrating mindfulness and
reflective practices, a healthy lifestyle, and opportunities for scientific inquiry. FFS, retreats, hikes, and farm trips provide opportunities to explore together as a community, recharge, and fall in love with nature. On campus, some of the best learning happens through play – with water, dirt, and natural materials, and through climbing, crawling, running, jumping, and participating in physical activity.
Middle School students may participate on the cross-country and Students Run Philly-Style teams. Fifth graders are responsible for the care of our chickens and vertical gardens. Second graders keep a worm farm and honeybees which provide the school with several gallons of honey each year.