Curriculum (main campus)

Our Educational Philosophy

At The Farm School students learn as they apply basic skills and content to real-world issues with a focus on peace, equality and sustainability. We use responsive curriculum to connect what our students learn to their and our community's needs, interests, experiences and values. We tailor curriculum to individual student's wants and needs.

How We Run

The school is open five days a week. We have our regularly scheduled classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday are open days for students to schedule one or two day a week classes and explore whatever studies they wish (some High School students use these days for dual-enrollment at our local community college).

What We Learn

We offer an array of optional classes; some are traditionally based, whereas some are of students' and community members' own creation

Science, Math and Technology for Peace, Equality and Sustainability:
Applying science, math and technology towards personal, community and planetary peace and sustainability.

Social Science for Peace, Equality and Sustainability: Applying social science towards peaceful, equitable, and sustainable solutions to personal, community and international conflicts.

Communication Arts for Peace, Equality and Sustainability: Communicating in the service of equality, peace and sustainability for all beings using multiple languages, music, art forms and media (including magazines, newspaper, radio, the Internet, bumper stickers, T-shirts, posters and banners).

Being in Our Bodies
: Being in and moving our bodies peacefully and sustainably.

High School Classes

Algebra II: A college preparatory algebra class. Facilitated by Cord Slatton.

Radical Civics: An alternative civics class broadcast to YouTube. Facilitated by Alan Graf

Check out Alan Graf's Radical Civics on YouTube or at

Personal & Planetary Wellbeing: A scientific class where we are learning about molecular structures neurotransmitters, how the brain works, and how to maintain a healthy life style for ourselves and the planet.

English: We use the student-produced school magazine as a way of learning how to use proper grammar and expand our vocabularies, as well as how to structure different types of articles and essays. This is a High School/ Middle School class. Facilitated by Gwynelle Dismukes.

Independent Studies: We give full support to students' wishes to focus on their own interests and integrating their interests into their curriculum. This year's independent studies include: piano, cooking, web programming, graphic design/layout, physics, painting and writing.

Middle School Classes

Ecology: In this project-based class, we learn about different animals, plants, fungi, monera, protista, and their interdependencies as we work on a park for beings from all 5 kingdoms. Facilitated by Dakota.

Math: An individual-oriented Middle School math class. Facilitated by Ann Kindfield.

Radical Civics: We learn about how to be activist citizens in the context of our purportedly democratic social system. Facilitated by Alan Graf and Peter Kindfield.

English: Students participate in writing for, and putting together, the school magazine. This is a High School/Middle School class. Facilitated by Gwynelle Dismukes.

Music: Students learn instrumentation, music theory and song writing.

Art: Students are supported doing art projects of their own design.

Elementary School Classes (Grades 1-5)

Spanish, Dance, Social Studies, Science, Meditation, Math, Communication Arts, and Art

Early Childhood Classes (Preschool-Kindergarten)

Dance, Art, Movement, Music, Spanish, Science and Social Studies.