Outdoor Education and Gardening

Roland Park Country School believes that nature and the outdoor classroom provides valuable learning experiences for its girls.

Lessons in environmental sustainability, wellness, food systems, earth science, and social justice are woven into this year-round program. The outdoor learning classrooms, gardens and Backwoods give students authentic ways to build on classroom lessons in a real-world context. With Roland Park Country School’s mission of instilling in the girls a sense of leading for the greater good and putting health and wellness front and center, the garden program allows the girls to see environmental stewardship in action and teaches important lessons about food’s impact on the body. Lower School girls see themselves as global citizens instrumental in keeping the planet healthy.

Roland Park Country School has six gardens on campus.

Herb garden
Raised bed vegetable gardens
Three sisters garden
Rain garden
Native meadow
Monarch butterfly way station

Learn more about the RPCS garden program. 

Examples of our Outdoor Education curriculum include: