Our Farm – A place like no other for your child
At Myrtle Farm, children build empathy and learn to care for themselves, others, and their environment. Our goal is to help students build healthy self-confidence, self-discipline and develop a curiosity and love of learning that will prepare them for whatever their life’s purpose becomes.
The Farm Environment
Our outdoor environment is a unique place where children learn and are inspired by the natural world’s rhythms and wonders. When the school year begins in August, the children help harvest the last of our summer crops from the vegetable garden. As fall sets in, we gather apples from the trees and prepare applesauce for our snacks. In Fall, we watch the leaves change color, then drop, and observe as our horse, rabbits, and goats grow their thicker coats in preparation for winter. Cool-weather crops are then set out, compost turned, and the soil prepared for spring planting. Spring itself is a riot of activity as the orchard trees unfold their new leaves, the chickens begin laying again, and the buzz of busy insects signal pollination has begun again.
The Classroom Environment
Flooded with natural light, the spacious classroom features low shelves where children can choose from hundreds of individual and small group activities. A second, smaller room serves as a place for music classes, naps, and supplemental play activities. A one-way observation window allows parents to watch the class in progress whenever they wish. (Learn about our programs and curriculum here).
Life at myrtle farm
What Parents are Saying
The school has a non-discriminatory admission policy for children who are approximately 3 to 6 years of age. Parents of prospective students are asked to make an appointment to observe the school and meet with the director. After observing the program, parents are welcome to fill out an application form. Siblings of currently enrolled students receive priority. Other applications are dated and filed and children are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Children with special needs will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted should it appear that they could benefit from our program.