Farm Homeschool Program
Our Farm Homeschool Program is a great way for your homeschooler to enjoy hands-on gardening at our urban educational farm. Whether your little one is accustomed to a gaggle of kids or prefers to hoof it alone, this homeschool enrichment program provides a rich environment for making feathered (and otherwise) friends, all while learning our STEAM curriculum. Our Farm Homeschool Program participants will follow their meals from seed to table. Our outdoor learning center will allow your child to explore STEAM concepts while addressing Nevada K-12 education standards.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates?
We host Farm Homeschool Program sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays from September to November and February to May. Your child may attend one or both sessions each week.
Where is farm school located?
All of our programming is located at our Urban Teaching Farm (1700 E 2nd Street in Reno).
How much does it cost?
Tuition is $25 a day and varies per month. For example, if there are 3 days of Farm School in a month, then tuition will be $75 for that month. Scholarships are available for our Farm Homeschool Program.
What ages can attend?
Ages 5 to 15 can come to our Farm Homeschool Program.
What time does farm school start and end?
Drop off is from 8:45am-9am and pick up is from 11:45am-12pm.
What should my child bring to farm school?
They should dress to be outside all day and wear closed toe shoes. They need to bring a backpack with a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle, two masks, and a morning snack.
What month should I sign up for?
Every month of Farm Homeschool has a different theme. Your child can attend as many or as few of our themed sessions as they wish.
What COVID-19 precautions are you taking?
Our farm school is running at a reduced capacity, our students will be put into cohorts to reduce the amount of interactions they have, our staff will be sanitizing and cleaning frequently, parents will not be allowed on our farm (you will stay in your car for drop off and pick up of your child(ren)), our staff is fully vaccinated, we will be requiring health screening every morning before dropping off (with a quick electronic health questionnaire as well as a daily temperature taken by staff), we will require frequent hand washing of our staff and students, and our program has always been entirely outside!
What is the mask policy?
Based on the CDC guidelines for outdoor summer camps, we will generally not require campers or staff to wear masks. Masks will still be required for campers and staff in the health center.
How do I register for this homeschool enrichment program near me?
Registration is now open. Register here.
What is the teacher to student ratio?
What is your refund policy?
Other than the $15 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit, tuition payments are refundable up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the confirmed homeschool enrichment program week/session.
What do I do if I want to cancel or switch the week I signed up for?
Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), to cancel or change your registration.
$100 per session
Tuesdays: February 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th
Fridays: February 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th
Engineering: This month we will be problem solving, building, and measuring to make artifacts from our imagination real! In honor of Black History Month, we will also recognize leaders of color in food and agriculture.
$50 for Tuesdays, $75 for Fridays
Tuesdays: March 7th & 14th
Fridays: March 3rd, 10th, & 17th
Native Nevada: This month we will be digging into what makes our local environment special and how we can work to sustain and improve it.
$100 per session
Tuesdays: April 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th
Fridays: April 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th
Food Preservation: This month we will be learning about spring fruits and vegetables and different methods of preserving foods.
$75 per session
Tuesdays: 2nd, 9th, & 16th
Fridays: 5th, 12th, & 19th
Farming Around the World: This month we will be exploring different methods of farming, types of crops, and other innovations from around the world. Plus trying some international cuisine!