The Farm School

151 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483-0384
Tel: (931)964-2325
Grades: K - 12 | 20 students
Vision: We envision a world where all people live in peace and harmony with each other and our planet.
Mission: We seek to help our students manifest a peaceful and harmonious world.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported We specialize in bright quirky kids that don\

Student Body

Total Students 20 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 4 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,500
Admissions Director Peter Kindfield
Admissions Associate Michael Thomas

School Notes:

Vision We envision a world where all people live in peace and harmony with each other and our planet. Mission We seek to help our students manifest a peaceful and harmonious world. 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. What We Teach At The Farm School students learn as they apply basic skills and content to real-world problems. We use the following lenses into the subject areas to focus our responsive curriculum and to connect what our students learn to their and our community's needs, interests, experiences and values. 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.

Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Covenant Academy (5.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Covenant Academy (5.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Zion Christian Academy (13.3 miles away)
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  • Summertown
    Covenant Academy
    (Christian)
    Grades: 4-12 | 7 students
    5.1 miles
    962 N Brace Rd
    Summertown, TN 38483
    (931)964-2423
    5.14-12
    7
  • Hohenwald
    Grades: 1-12 | 18 students
    11.4 miles
    161 Baker Rd
    Hohenwald, TN 38462
    (931)796-4361
    11.41-12
    18
  • Hohenwald
    Grades: 2-12 | 10 students
    12.6 miles
    652 Swan Ave
    Hohenwald, TN 38462
    (931)796-3751
    12.62-12
    10
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-12 | 506 students
    13.3 miles
    6901 Old Zion Road
    Columbia, TN 38401
    (931)388-5731
    13.3PK-12
    506
  • Lawrenceburg
    Grades: 1-8 | 19 students
    13.3 miles
    11 Valley Rd
    Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
    (931)762-6297
    13.31-8
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