The Learning Tree
was founded in 1973 as the Caledonia Co-Op Nursery School by Georgianna McKenzie. Mrs. Claudia Brunea was the school’s first teacher and the school has been housed in the First Presbyterian Church for all of its 35 years. By 1979, another class was needed, and Mrs. Martha LaRocca was hired as the 2-day teacher. We pride ourselves on the collaborative effort between parents, teachers, children and the community. Mrs. LaRocca retired in May 2013, and Mrs. Elizabeth Dietrich was hired as the teacher.
To provide more individualized attention to our students while keeping the tuition low, the Learning Tree works as a cooperative environment in which parents are required to take turns volunteering in the classroom.