Who We Are

Our Philsophy 

At Groton Farm School, we believe the natural world around us is the perfect classroom to inspire wonder, independent learning, and critical thinking. We recognize that children learn and grow in response to where they learn. Our school provides a unique opportunity to utilize our diverse landscape on 20 acres, as our primary resource for learning. Students are invited to explore our pastures, meadows, forest, apple orchard, and barnyard full of animals every day.

 

We believe in the critical importance of encouraging in children a sense of respect and responsibility for the natural world and all that live in it. Our nature-based curriculum offers limitless opportunities to create a learning environment that integrates all subjects across the curriculum. Our goal is to transform the way that children approach learning for life. We, here on the farm, seek to energize and inspire active explorers of their world and ultimately develop positive environmental life habits and responsible stewards of the earth.

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At Groton Farm School, our goal is for each child to succeed and flourish in a positive, nurturing, and safe environment.

multisensory instruction

It is our belief that multisensory instruction for mixed ages provides an optimal learning environment for young learners. Groton Farm School offers learning in multi-age classrooms, creating a diverse learning environment that is of mixed ages. At our farm school, our philosophy is based on the idea that children benefit more when classes are grouped by different ages and mastery levels. In addition, we celebrate each child as an individual person who is free to develop at their own pace, regardless of age.

The students of Groton Farm School learn both independently and from one another while progressing at their own pace. Each child receives what he/she needs at that time on their education journey, becoming active participants in their own learning.  Our multi-age environment invites collaboration, mentoring, and leadership. At Groton Farm School, our goal is for each child to succeed and flourish in a positive, nurturing, and safe environment.

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