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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Fall 2022 Millbrook: Alabama Nature Center Homeschool Classes


Hello!  I hope this email finds you well and your families enjoying the summer!


We are getting ready and planning for fall homeschool classes here at the nature center.   Fall registration for the 8 classes is open on the website, https://www.alabamawildlife.org/homeschool-programs/.


There have been a few changes to the program.

  • The new rate is $80.00 per child per the 8 class program.  There is still a $5 per sibling discount.
  • Class days have been changed to Tuesday and Wednesdays for the fall.  There are still 4 time options to choose from; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, or 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  • There is a 10 student class limit for the Discoverers.  (3 – 5 year old class)
  • Each other class will have a 15 student class limit.  The number of classes offered each day is subject to the availability of staff here at the nature center.


You are always welcome to come with your children to the classes as we explore the out-of-doors.  We strive to provide hands-on discovery of the science principles found in and around nature as we teach classes.  Some classes will involve group games, experiments, or crafts, but all classes will provide time to explore out-of-doors unless there is inclement weather.  In these cases we will have indoor options in our covered spaces, unless it is unsafe to travel.  The topics this fall will be different that topics in the spring of 2022 and fall of 2021.


We look forward to seeing you and your children again, and are always accepting of your suggestions to improve our programs for your child.