Frog Hollow School is a language arts program for homeschoolers focused on helping young writers thrive. Frog Hollow offers three separate all-day classes for ages seven through twelve: Wednesdays in Carnation, Thursdays in Carnation, and Fridays in Seattle. Registration for Fall 2020 is now open. Preference given to students ages eight and up in 2020. Please apply using the form on the registration page.
Want to write this summer? Frog Hollow offers Online Summer Programs.
SPARKING EAGER AND RELUCTANT WRITERS
Frog Hollow’s curriculum centers on open, creative prompts. Classes are lively, excited spaces where enthusiasm for writing is infectious and everyone is encouraged to find their voice. Curious to learn more about the Frog Hollow philosophy? Read this article by director Becca Hall on working with reluctant writers.
IMMERSIVE LANGUAGE ARTS
The Frog Hollow curriculum integrates arts, music, social studies, mythology, and ecology into a solid core of language arts. Through a mix of writing, art projects, stories, and singing, students receive a firm foundation in creative writing, rhetoric, grammar, spelling, and literature.
DAILY OUTDOOR PLAY
Part of each day is also spent at the park running, playing, and exploring nature. We play hard, get muddy, observe changing seasons, have a blast, and bring our active experiences in nature back into the classroom.
EXPERIENTIAL AND INTEREST-LED
Students work at their own pace in a mixed-age environment that fosters mutual respect and the joy of learning.
Frog Hollow works to be a place where all children feel at home regardless of race, religion, gender expression, family structure, or background. We strive to include families with as many different financial circumstances as our scholarship funds allow. We seek to share the work of a wide breadth of writers, and to put the literature we encounter into the context of history, including dynamics like racism, sexism, and colonialism, in the service of respecting the full humanity of every human being.
“I sent to Frog Hollow an exceptionally reluctant writer – honestly, I was at the end of my rope – and Becca Hall returned to me a poet, a novelist, a playwright, a field guide researcher, and a kid who “sneak writes” when she should be sleeping.” ~ Elisa, Parent