Canterbury Creek Farm School

Helping children learn and grow in a safe and stable environment
in the Grand Rapids, MI area since 1975.




ClassesSummer Camp

Variety of learning Experiences

From books and reading to animals and nature, growing your child’s sense of wonder

Expressive, Creativity, Inspiring, Imagination

Our dedicated educators inspire young imaginations through creative exploration of art, music, and movement

Ensuring each day is a fun-filled adventure

Encouraging curiosity, exploration, compassion, and the love of learning

Helping children learn and grow in a safe and stimulating environment since 1975. Nurturing the exciting idea that growing and learning through first-hand experience in an environment that is rich and varied is fundamental at Canterbury Creek Farm School. In the outdoors children develop a broader awareness, greater curiosity, and a growing sense of wonder regarding their world, their own selves, and their friends. We have 11 acres of vast learning experiences. Even with a variety of unique learning programs, our philosophy remains consistent – to help children love and respect our world.

Preschool and Young Fives Classes

 We offer a wide range of classes and times to fit your needs. Classes are available for children ages 3-5 with days and times to fit around your schedule. 

We have openings for the current school year.  Please send us an email if you are interested.

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open.

Summer Camp

 Canterbury Creek offers exciting summer camps that are a week-long for 3 hours each day. Come play, learn and explore our wonderful animals as well as the beautiful outdoors at Canterbury Creek.

Registration for Summer Camp 2024 is now open!

Our Mission & Values

“To help children grow in a fun & safe learning environment”

 Our philosophy is to help children gain love and respect for our world. It is our hope that they will develop responsibility for all living things, including their peers. We believe children can learn about their community and about humanity outside, as well as, inside the classroom.


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What Parents are Saying

So thrilled my son can attend Canterbury Creek Farm School. He has his entire life to be in pretty similar, standard classroom settings. Its so nice to have something unique and fun to have him experience his fist few years of school in. Very caring and attentive teachers. Love it. My younger daughter will be attending as well.

Erin Lewis

We love Canterbury Creek! All the teachers are very caring! Where else do you kids get to ride a horse at school. Our daughter is learning so much and will be well prepared to start Kindergarten. Also one of the only schools left that has a Young 5’s program in the area. Nothing but good things to say about his place!

Megan Maly

Our son went here for 2 years. We LOVED it. The curriculum was great, the teachers are stellar–they really care about the kids and enjoy what they do. And we also loved the focus on being outdoors and working with animals. The kids start each day off in the playground, and then do large group activities outdoors in the woods. They got to raise chicks, ride horses, care for the goats etc. Such a great and unique experience!

Linnelle Veldhouse

Get In Touch


6555 Grand River Dr NE, Ada, MI 49301


(616) 676-0248

School Hours:

M-F: 8am – 4pm

Canterbury Creek Farm Preschool is located on an 11 acre farm in Ada, near Grand Rapids, MI. We offer classes for ages 3-5 year-olds as well as Summer Camp sessions for 3-6 year olds.

Pre-readiness reading, writing and math skills are presented in a relaxed, fun appropriate format to match varied developmental needs. Special activities like horse rides, cookouts, hikes, and scavenger hunts provide added variety to our unique learning programs.