How Children Learn Organically

Each child enters the world programmed to learn in his own unique way according to his own unique timeline and style.

At the Organic School, children are grouped according to their age, individual learning style and readiness to learn.

We are a private school, founded in 1907 and still going strong! Learn more.


It's always time for creativity at the Organic School. What could your child create from this fantastic array of materials?

Marietta Johnson greatly valued art and craft as a necessary part of a child's education and a fulfilling part of a well lived life. We know she would be pleased to see what a prominent part of our community's identity the annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival has become. We hope you all enjoy this wonderful weekend celebrating the creative spirit.

(photo of pottery made by Organic School student via the Marietta Johnson Museum collection at the Fairhope Public Library)

In wood shop with Coach Wayne, our students learn to use a variety of tools and materials to create unique and beautiful projects.

Music is an important part of a five-senses education, and the Organic School is lucky to have Ms. Kim of Bay Music LLC working with our kids every week.
Over the next few weeks we'll share some of the wonderful experiences our students have learning about music. Thanks Ms. Kim!

Regular yoga practice teaches our students so many skills--like the idea that staying grounded and seeking balance can help you fly like an airplane. Thanks for helping our kids learn and grow, Ms. Shelli!

Summer will be here before you know it.
Sign your children up for a whole lot of fun at the Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education Summer Day Camp:
June 3 - June 14, 8am - 3pm
July 8 - July 19, 8am - 3pm
ages 5-10, $125 per camper per week

Call 251-928-9347 to enroll.

β€œAll teachers and parents should use the motto: Direction without domination; liberty without license.β€Ÿ

Photo of this 1971 class and teacher courtesy of the Marietta Johnson Museum collection at the Fairhope Public Library

We've heard that girls just want to have fun. Well, at the Organic School, girls just want to climb trees. Looking good, laides!

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

The Organic School will be closed March 4th through March 6th for the Mardi Gras holidays.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy these photos of the Organic School's participation in Fairhope's Mystic Mutts of Revelry Parade 2019​.