We are offering scholarships for low-income families who would like their 7-8 year old children be involved full-time in one of Poland's only forest schools. We follow the requirements of public education, thus kids learn in very small groups everything they would do in a public school and much more. We are an art- and ecology focused kindergarten and school where kids spend even in winter at least half of the days (between 9 and 16) outside. Their superb health, focus, eagerness to learn, and creativity during the last 2 years have shown that child-led teaching, outdoors with clean air in beautiful forests and meadows is an excellent way of educating children.

For whom?


We offer 3 scholarships for kids who join us full-time and are 7-9 year olds (aged 7-9 in September 2019):

  • 2 children from local and low-income families (at least one girl)

  • one child from Jelenia Gora from a low income family/family with 3 children.


In order to receive these scholarships, we ask families to commit to volunteer

a) on different community-organized activities in Kopaniec (tree planting, setting up gardens, compost making, etc) as a family once each season OR

b) offer to teach one-two classes per month on a topic of interest to the family (to be discussed in advance).

A family who receives a scholarship would need to pay only 450 zl/month for Lesna Szkolka.


How to apply?


Applications are open until 1st May and annoucements are made on 15th May. Please write a motivation letter, including why you think your child would fit a forest school and why you think our forest school would benefit your child. Send e-mail to: