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    The Farm School Solar Campus is located in Summertown, TN.

    Enrollment for the SOLAR CAMPUS 2014-2015 school year is open now. 
    For more information and a copy of the new enrollment packet, click here:

    The 2014-2015 Solar Campus school year begins Thursday August 14, 2014 and ends Thursday May 28, 2015.
    Click here for the SOLAR CAMPUS 2014-2015 academic calendar
    (All SATELLITE CAMPUSES PROGRAM info is below.)

    Satellite Campuses Program :
    Our program for home & community based learners, home educators, homeschoolers, life learners, and unschoolers. 

    Registration for the July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 school year is open.

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    The Farm School's Satellite Campuses Program  is our home & community based learning program for home educators, homeschoolers, life learners, and unschoolers.  Our homeschool umbrella program's 2014/2015 school year begins July 1, 2014 and ends (no later than) June 30, 2014. Enrollment including transfers accepted year-round.

    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 your enrollment date with us and ends no later than June 30. You may schedule and log weekends and holidays. Enrollment is open all year.our home & community based learning program for home educators, homeschoolers, life learners, unschoolers ...

    Registration for our July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 school year is now open.

    Our Enrollment Policies

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    About the Solar Campus

    The 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. 

    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.


    Educational Philosophy

    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.

    Organizational Structure

    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.

    CLICK HERE  to make a donation to The Farm School.

    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 :   (scroll down the page)