One of the most magical experiences for our Kindergarten through 3rd grade students is the journey to JUMPING MOUSE most Friday afternoons. Jumping Mouse takes place in a lovely, private, forested property situated close to the school. Students have time to creatively explore and become stewards of the natural environment. Each child chooses and tends a ‘magic spot’ in the woods. While there are structured activities offered, many students choose to engage in self-directed imaginative play.
Talk to any Carpe Diem alumni who has moved on to high school or college and you will hear fantastical stories with larger-than-life smiles lighting up their faces. Jumping Mouse gives everyone a love for the outdoors and grows one's imagination in countless ways. It truly is an unforgettable experience - and how fortunate for us to have such a magical spot right here on Vashon!