©2019 by Valley Forest School


VFS operates most weeks on privately owned land in Catawba, VA. Exact location is given to parents of enrolled children only.

For both preschoolers and co-op students, we take one week per month as a field trip week where we host forest school at various local natural areas to learn about and play in a new ecosystem.

Average distance from:

Salem: 25 minutes

Downtown Roanoke: 35 minutes

Vinton/Blue Ridge: 45 minutes

Cave Spring: 40 minutes  

Blacksburg: 30 minutes

NEW for 2020- Shuttle from Roanoke!

Parents can save time, reduce stress, and help the environment by dropping off their child(ren) downtown Roanoke to hop aboard the Forest School Bus!

Specific location released to serious inquiries only. 

The Forest School Bus is operated by a VFS instructor.

VFS provides 5 point car seats. 

Bus loading: 8-8:15 am 

Departure: 8:30 am

Arrival/Pick Up: 1:45 pm

Additional Cost: $46 per month for each day of the week attendance

Example: If a child attends 2 days per week and rides the shuttle both days, the additional shuttle fee is $92 per month.

Please inquire about half shuttle(just drop off or just pick up).