Vision - A world of liberated, actualized individuals that see our selves as semi-autonomous wholes and as interdependent parts capable of working with instead of against each other and our planet.
Mission - Supporting individuals learning how to create our own paths through life and how to put our differences together as we interact, form relationships and build community with each other and the rest of the world.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 32 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,200
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Farm School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
We specialize in bright quirky kids
Year Founded
1976

Student Body

Total Students
32 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
The Farm School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
6 students
Average ACT score
28
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$600
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lindsay Englade
Admissions Associate
Sara Moore

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Farm School cost?

The Farm School's tuition is approximately $1,200 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of The Farm School?

The acceptance rate of The Farm School is 85%, which is lower than the national average of 86%.

What is The Farm School's ranking?

The Farm School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Least expensive tuition, Highest average ACT score and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for The Farm School?

The application deadline for The Farm School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the The Farm School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Day Program- First Day of 3rd Quarter
January 05, 2023 (Thursday)
Day Program- Last Day of 3rd Quarter/Staff Dev.(No Classes)
March 10, 2023 (Friday)
Day Program- Spring Break
April 10, 2023 (Monday)
Day Program- Last Day of School
May 19, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 32 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,200
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Tennessee is $10,616 for elementary schools and $11,085 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tennessee is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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