Welcome to Five Acre School
Owners Bill and Juanita Jevne founded Five Acre in 1995, teaching ten preschoolers and kindergartners in their home while building the present schoolhouse. Since then they have added a grade each year, up to 6th grade in 2001.
The school building is warm, spacious and equipped with the highest quality learning materials. The outside fenced area is set up for gardening, animal care, nature studies, habitat planning, building, science experiments, water play and just making glorious messes. Beyond the fence are a horse riding track, a game field, a wetland developed by the students and the 200-acre Dungeness Recreation Area with trails, ponds, marshes, woods and the Dungeness Spit.
Children learn in different ways and at different paces. We adapt instruction to the talents and learning style of each individual student, ensuring that all succeed. The school day is thoughtfully balanced between quiet and physically active work, using youthful energy to increase, not detract from, learning. We also devote considerable attention to citizenship, social development and character building.