Join us at the farm this fall for one homeschool program or both! Both Farm Artists and Farm Naturalists will be interdisciplinary and use experiential education models, and although core content and focus areas will overlap, the programs are distinct; students are welcome to participate in both programs at the same time.
Group Size: 12 students max
Tuition: $175 for each program per session (1 class/week for 5 weeks)
Discounts & Sliding Scale: 5% off each program for both siblings; a sliding scale payment option is available for families for whom the cost is prohibitive
Session 1: September 14 - October 15 (5 weeks)
Session 2: October 19 - November 19 (5 weeks)
Farm Artists will explore the farm and surrounding cycles through print-making, creative writing, storytelling and skits, natural dyes, and planning their dream garden. Students will learn about farm ecology and natural phenomena and synthesize their learnings by communicating through creative expression across different media.
Days & Times: Mondays 1:30-4:30pm OR Thursdays 9am-12pm
Farm Naturalists will dive deeper into the forms and functions of life on the farm from plants and cycles to soil structure to the intricate relationships between the farm fields and the land beyond it. These classes are driven by students’ curiosity and will involve nature journaling, developing experiments, playing games, and lots of asking questions as we seek to find answers.
Days & Times: Wednesdays 9am -12pm OR 1:30-4:30pm
Note: Covid-19 policies are in place; find them outlined in detail at the top of the registration page.
About the Homeschool Program
We have offered science and agriculture education for Homeschool students at Cedar Circle Farm every spring and fall since the program’s inaugural year in 2015. Our farm is an incredible outdoor classroom with our production fields, forested areas, orchard, and riparian area along the Connecticut River.
Together with our highly-qualified instructors, students share the experience of exploring, discovering and learning the concepts together in order to gain a deeper, scientific understanding of agriculture and ecology. Our approach utilizes hands-on activities, inquiry-based investigations, games, and experiments. Journals are provided each session for students to take notes or draw observations if they wish.
*If after the first class you feel the program is not a good fit for your child, you may be reimbursed for the remaining classes. No reimbursements will be made after the second class of the session.
If you have any questions, email Meredith Rivlin or please call us at (802) 785-4737.