nature is our
classroom

 Fostering 21st Century Skills

PORTUGAL HAS DREAMY COASTLINES, SPECTACULAR WOODLANDS, AND AMAZING WEATHER.

So why are children learning all day in boxed buildings? At Hypha Learning Hub, we liberate the children!

Our learners spend many hours nature-immersed, whether it is playing, learning, caring for the school animals, or working on their vegetable gardens.

COME EXPERIENCE
OUR INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL MODEL

Ages 3-5. Older age offerings coming in the future.

WHO WE ARE

Hypha is an innovative learning centre for children 3 – 5 years of age, inspired by the interconnectedness and collaborative nature of forests when connected underground by mycelium. In our community, parents and educators work together to create a nurturing and supportive learning environment for children to thrive in life. 

Our groups have an optimum educator-to-learner ratio, in high-quality facilities that open up to our large lush green areas, effectively providing a wall-less learning environment.

MISSION

A holistic and nurturing community that fosters a love of learning in children.

vision

Restoring childhood to children and empowering them to unearth their unique path, thereby enabling them to grow to their fullest potential.

VALUES

INTERCONNECTION

Emphasizing the interconnectedness of all things and the importance of cultivating empathy and compassion..

BELONGING

Feeling a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and connection to a group or community.

EMPOWERMENT

Enabling individuals to embrace a lifelong learning mindset.

REGENERATION

Caring for our body and the environment so that we thrive.​

PEACE

A state of harmony, freedom from conflict or disturbance.

EQUITY

Valuing fairness and respect.

21ST century skills

We aim for our learners to develop the following skills. They support our learners in unearthing their unique path and growing to their fullest potential.

SELF-AWARENESS

Understanding and recognising one’s own thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

SELF EXPRESSION

The ability to communicate one’s thoughts, feelings, and ideas effectively.

CRITICAL THINKING

The process of analysing, evaluating, and synthesising information to make informed decisions or judgments.

GROWTH MINDSET

A belief in one’s ability to develop and improve through dedication and hard work.

FLEXIBILITY

The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and be open to new ideas or approaches.

problem-solving

The process of identifying, analysing, and resolving issues or challenges based on intuition, knowledge and experience.

REVIEWS

This new school is a breath of fresh air, embracing the power of inquiry-based education and the wonders of forest school. Students actively participate in their learning, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The integration of forest school activities promotes holistic development and a deep connection with nature. It’s an innovative approach that nurtures curiosity, resilience, and a love for learning

Katherine Fenner

16 May 2023

Amazing place, kids live to be there and connect with nature and animals. Beautifully designed educational program and great teachers

Maryam Keledjian

8 August 2023

I’ve had my 3 children with Kerry Trigg as their teacher and she is a natural- seeing and celebrating each child for who they are, and nurturing aspects of them beyond the academic. I am excited for this new chapter in her career and certain that she will provide an incredible experience.

Violeta Goldaracena

16 May 2023

What an amazing experience for children to be able to have such beautiful surroundings and locations to spend their days in. I love the philosophy!

Homemade by mama

16 May 2023

This new school is a breath of fresh air, embracing the power of inquiry-based education and the wonders of forest school. Students actively participate in their learning, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The integration of forest school activities promotes holistic development and a deep connection with nature. It’s an innovative approach that nurtures curiosity, resilience, and a love for learning

Katherine Fenner

16 May 2023

Hypha is a brand new school with innovative learning approach. I visited the school and got very impressed with the school facilities, where kids get exposed to nature, and most importantly, their teaching methods, which is a mix of Montessori, Reggio Emilia and forest school. I highly recommend Hypha to anyone that is looking to give their kids an amazing learning experience.

Jacqueline Hsiao

16 May 2023

I have known Kerry through her holiday camps since the beginning of her ventures. My daughter absolutely loves Kerry’s approach and I have no doubt her connection to nature started there, in the nature-focused camps, surrounded by like-minded children and families. I strongly believe that the early years make up for the foundation of our personality and I am thrilled that there is now the possibility in the Cascais/Sintra area to weave academics and nature-based activities together in a high-standard education centre.

Solenn Alazet

16 May 2023

I have had the privilege to know and work alongside Kerry for over 15 years and my children have flourished under her guidance as their teacher and at her outdoor learning camps. She expertly combines modern day teaching practices with a holistic child-led approach, connecting children with nature and giving them the life-long learning skills they need to flourish and grow.

Kathryne Evins

21 May 2023

All three of my children have participated for many years with Kerry and her outdoor learning program. It was one of the highlights of their overall education here in Portugal. My children had an opportunity to have a connection with the outdoor world that I did not have growing up and that still informs how they travel in the world many years later. I can’t recommend enough!

Riverside Place

21 May 2023

Kerry and her team are completely dedicated to the holistic, forest school and learning through play approach. My children have loved their time at the school and with all the initiatives they have been involved with from Guincho Green too. This is a really special place run by passionate and patient practitioners. Highly recommended!

Chloe Jenden

19 July 2023

Incredible place for kids, a huge space for games, studying the world around. Excellent teachers. The child was satisfied with classes, communication, games. Thanks a lot to the team.

Agni-Elena Khmeleva

10 July 2023

Amazing new school, in a wonderful location with great teachers following a truly wonderful approach to learning. My children have taken part in Kerry´s forest school for the last five years and what an amazing experience it has been.

Carole Gershanov

16 May 2023