Click here for > SATELLITE CAMPUSES PROGRAM (our home & community based learning program for
home educators, homeschoolers, life learners, unschoolers ...)
The Farm School SOLAR CAMPUS 2013-2014 school year runs Thursday August 15, 2013 through Tuesday May 27, 2014. Click here for our online academic calendar.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
December 7th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, The Farm School Solar Campus in
Summertown will host its Annual Holiday Bazaar. Each year, vendors from
throughout Tennessee bring their unique, high-quality wares to The Farm School
for one day only. This is a great time for Middle Tennessee residents to
find truly unique gifts for everyone on their shopping list and a nice chance
to visit and learn more about The Farm Community, which was
established in 1971.
Per tradition, the kitchen in the Solar School will be transformed into a cozy
café featuring live acoustic & vocal performances. Coffee and breakfast breads will be served in the morning with vegetarian
lunches and desserts available throughout the day.
All vendors donate a percentage of their sales to the Farm School in what has
become their major fundraiser of the year. As always, support of The Farm
School contributes to a sustainable future for our local community. New vendors
are encouraged to apply for a spot at the Bazaar until Friday, November 22nd by
contacting Vendor Coordinator Alayne Griffin via email at email@example.com.
Our satellite campuses program school year
runs from July 1 - June 30 allowing 365 days to schedule & log the Tennessee
mandated minimum requirement of 180 days of attendance (of at least fours hours
of learning per day). Attendance under our program begins no earlier than
enrollment date with us and ends no later than June 30. You may schedule and log
weekends and holidays. Enrollment is open all year.
Satellite Campuses Program information:
About the Solar CampusThe Farm School provides alternative education for students living on and off The Farm. Our kids are taught to be socially conscious,
creative, and critical thinkers. Most importantly, they put what they
learn into practice and have a good time doing it.
Satellite Campuses Program (our home & community based learning program for home educators, homeschoolers and unschoolers)
Click here for more information.
We are accepting enrollment for the July 1 2013 through June 30 2014 school year at this time.
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Located in Summertown, Tennessee (about an hour and a half
South-Southwest of Nashville), The Farm School has been serving The Farm Community and
selected students from outside the community since 1971. Established as
a one-room school, we are now housed in a beautiful passive solar
building serving grades K - 12.
The Farm School is an educational resource center and hub of activity making the knowledge and physical resources of The Farm and The Farm School virtual community available to an international community of lifelong learners.
The Farm School seeks to support diverse individuals actualizing
our unique potentials as we work and play toward personal, community
and planetary well-being.
All classes open to K-12 students. Multiple teachers work together to support diverse age groups learning with and from each other.
$30 per child for one 9-week class meeting once a week.
The philosophy of The Farm School begins with the belief that all kids have a natural desire to learn and grow, and that all aspects of life are considered a part of a person’s education. The students are allowed to pursue their areas of interest, in a relaxed setting of encouragement and with a variety of resources. We use cooperation, not competition as a model. Intimidation and authoritarian means of implementing school programs are not part of the agenda so students have the freedom to be who they are without interference or judgment. We believe knowledge of one’s self, honesty and tolerance are as important a part of a child’s education as academics.
The Farm School is a consensus-democratic school. We attempt to achieve
consensus on all shared decisions and use voting to make decisions when
this seems like the most peaceful path to a decision. We make decisions
about the daily functioning of the school during school meetings where
students and teachers each have equal voice. Our Parent, Teacher,
Student Association (PTSA) makes decisions about the daily functioning
of the school that require the input of parents. We make decisions
specific to individual students during triadic meetings that include a
student, her/his advisor and a family member.
Our school board is accountable for the functioning of the school as
a business entity (non-profit corporation). We entrust our Principal to
make recommendations about how to achieve our mission and to make time
sensitive decisions on our behalf.
Sounds like a nice school huh? Well it really is! We take very seriously the
importance of the values that our kids need in order to become whole, caring
adults.A few years ago it was thought that maybe the time was coming when we would
have to close the school since most of the community’s kids have grown-up,
but we once again have young children and we see potential for more.Many of
us look forward to the time when our own grandchildren will
attend this school.
IF YOUR FAMILY SHOPS AT KROGER, HERE'S AN EASY WAY TO HELP US RAISE FUNDS:
There are special Kroger gift cards available that give 4% of your total purchase price
to The Farm School each time you use the card to make your purchase! To receive a
card, simply send $5 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
The Farm School
151 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483
Your card will arrive pre-loaded with $5. Just add more value to the card when you
go to Kroger and then use it to pay for your purchase. For the School to receive the
4% you must use a card specially registered to the program. A previously issued card
or a new one that is purchased at Kroger cannot be added to the program. Thank
you for supporting The Farm School when shopping at Kroger Stores! If you have any
questions, please contact Michael at the Farm School: (931) 964-2325.
CLICK HERE to make a donation to The Farm School
CLICK HERE to visit our online store and get your Farm School QUESTION AUTHORITY T-shirt!
CLICK HERE to visit the Farm School Community Commons site.
Community Commons accounts are included with Family registration for
enrolled families. Others may support the Farm School and its Satellite
Campuses Program by becoming a Friend of The Farm School. This will
allow you to contributing to and participate in our Community Commons.
To become a Friend of The Farm School :https://home.comcast.net/~farmschoolathome/1314paypal.htm (scroll down the page)