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Welcome to Monticello Nature Based Program!

Monticello Nature Based Education is part of the Monticello Public Schools located at the Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park. We currently provide classes for Pre-K, kindergarten, 4th  and 5th grade students. Nature Based students are immersed in the outdoors each day. Students learn and play outside using their environment to achieve the same learning standards as their peers do in a brick and mortar setting. Nature is our classroom!

News & Announcements

Honoring Our Heroes

As we approach Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Join us on Monday, May 27th at 11:30am for a special Memorial Day program at the entrance of the Monticello High School stadium.

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As a reminder, we will be implementing new start times for the 2024-25 school year. Here are the new start and end times for each school:

  • Kindergarten: 8:00 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
  • Elementary: 7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
  • Nature-Based Education: 8:00 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
  • Middle School: 8:15 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • High School: 8:15 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

We understand that changes in school schedules can impact families, and we want to ensure a smooth transition for everyone. To assist you, we have created a Parent Toolkit to provide detailed information and helpful resources to assist families with the new school start times for the 2024-25 school year. 

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