Homeschool Programs

Spring 2021 Registration Closed

Farm Naturalists

There is so much to learn and explore on the farm in the springtime!

Farm Naturalists will focus on the journey from seed to fork, incorporating the arts, experiments, cooking, and exploration in our learning. Core content for each class will be interdisciplinary and might include Next Generation Science Standards practices alongside creative writing activities and visual arts explorations as we dive deeper into the story of seeds in the spring. 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.

Ages: 6-11
Group Size: 12 students max
Tuition: $200 for one 5-week session or $375 for both sessions, totaling 10 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: April 12 - May 14 (5 weeks)

Session 2: May 17 - June 14 (5 weeks)

Days & Times: (you choose your session day/time)

Wednesdays 9am -12pm

Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm

Thursdays 9am-12pm

Thursdays 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.