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Flower Arrangement

Our Story

Under the Canopy was started by Margaritte Arthrell-Knezek in 2016 as an after school nature enrichment program. She seeked to address a growing nature deficiency in children by providing quality outdoor after school programs, summer camps and adult nature workshops. UTC after school program has granted 50+ scholarships, touched the lives of 837 students, and collectively spent 1725 hours immersed in the wonders of the great outdoors. Many of the programs have been in partnership with Tulsa Public Schools (TPS), a relationship we are excited to continue as a TPS charter school. We always dreamed the program would expand to a public school to provide a full day of learning infused with access to the arts and nature for all children. Under the Canopy School is that vision realized! Under the Canopy Inc. is a public charter school governed by a five person board. We are excited to open our doors to students in Prek-3rd grade in the fall of 2025!

Kids in Vegetable Farm
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