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Thank you for your interest in

Cocoplum Nature School!


The 2023-2024 admissions process is now open. Please click below to learn more about our robust application process.

Many factors contribute to admissions decisions, and all decisions are final.

We will never discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual orientation, language, religion, nationality or citizenship, or physical or learning disability.


Admissions Overview
Children in nature discovering duck eggs.


Our school year programs are:

Cocoplum Nature School (Grades K-3)

Cocoplum Aftercare (Grades K-3)

Cocoplum Nature Play (Ages 4-5)

Cocoplum Nature Tots (walking to age 3)

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(K-3 Elementary School)

  1. Attend an Information Session to meet staff and current families, and to learn about our unique approach.

  2. Submit an application and non-refundable application fee of $50.

  3. Schedule a trial day or register for camp.

  4. Gather Immunization Records (form 680 or 681) and Health Exam (form 3040)

  5. Schedule an interview with the co-founders

Once all requirements are met, Cocoplum will make an admission decision. New families can expect to receive a notification (either accepted or placed on the waitlist) in early April.

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We accept Florida's Step Up for Students (SUS) scholarships, including the Family Empowerment Scholarship, the Tax Credit Scholarship, the Unique Abilities scholarship, and the Hope Scholarship. The Step Up for Students application is expected to open in March for the '23-'24 school year.

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