Young children need much more than a short recess outside or to play a game and return to the classroom. They need unstructured time for outdoor exploration several times throughout the day and to do so in a learning opportunity-rich environment. Our Early School outdoor courtyard, natural playground, tot lot and trike path are tailor-made to nurture this kind of play. Rain or shine we venture outside to take in the fresh air, move our bodies and engage our minds in ways simply not possible indoors. You may see a rainy day with muddy puddles to step over, but our early schoolers see an engineering challenge to build a bridge across them.