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Home Away From Home School Spring Registration is Now Open!

Students explore nature through hands-on activities, science experiments, nature lessons and hikes, all of which reinforce nature and science concepts. Students are grouped into two classes based on their age – 6-9 year-olds and 10-14 year olds. Our Home Away From Home School program is also perfect for little ones who age out of our Cross Timbers Forest Preschool Program!

Visit bjnc.org or call us at (817) 491-6333 to register now.

Why include nature in your child’s home school plan?

Academic research tells us that natural environments improve:

  • Standardized test scores
  • Grade point averages
  • Concentration
  • Teamwork
  • Cooperation
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking

Why BJNC?*

  • Average 6:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Well trained and caring staff
  • Over 700 acres to explore
  • Diverse Cross Timbers flora and fauna

*Bob Jones Nature Center’s educational programs are exempt from licensing by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Tuition and Discounts

Tuition is $375 for a 15-week semester, and payment plans are available. Can’t start on Day 1? Prorated tuition is also available. Also, if you become a BJNC Member at the Family or above level, you receive a 10% discount! Or if you are sending more than one child, you are eligible to receive a 10% sibling discount.

Call 817-491-6333 for details or visit our bjnc.org website for more information.

Home School Participant Information

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
Ages: 6-9 & 10-14
Class Size: Min 4 – Max 12
Cost: $375.00 
Date(s): January 9th – April 25th; no class the week of March 12th – 15th 
Age 6-9: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm
Age 10-14: Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm

*If the minimum is not met, there is a possibility of joining the two classes together.

What to bring/wear: Please dress children in closed-toe shoes, clothing appropriate for outdoor weather; bring a water bottle and backpack labeled with your child’s name. 

Refunds and Cancellations: Classes cancelled by parents 6 weeks or more before the start of a class session are refunded at 100% excluding all processing fees. Classes cancelled between 6 and 3 weeks of the class sessions start date are refunded at 50% excluding all processing fees. Classes cancelled within three weeks of the class sessions start date will not be issued a refund of any kind. In those cases in which your spot can be filled, payments will be stopped.

Welcome to a unique opportunity to explore and discover. Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is here to help you appreciate the beauty and understand the importance of our Cross Timbers ecosystem. Come to hike, bird, or learn more about this precious North Central Texas habitat. The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a City of Southlake park, 501(3)(c) nonprofit, and a treasure for all of us. The mission of Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is to restore and preserve the Eastern Cross Timbers ecosystem through environmental leadership, education, and compatible outdoor activities. - Contact Bob Jones Nature Center at