This delightfully small Kindergarten-8th grade private learning farm situated on a beautiful 2.8 acre site in the Lorane Valley on the edge of Eugene, Oregon, integrates farming practices, animal care, responsible choices, and making things (FARM) with science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) to create naturally engaging learning opportunities.
With a total of 15 students K-8, two full-time teachers, and specialized volunteers, instruction is delivered in various age and grade level configurations to best address student learning needs. These include physics and gardening lessons as a whole group, science, social studies, music and art lessons in a cohort, and individualized academic learning delivered at a student's present level or above.
After initial academic placement, all students are supported as they move forward with foundational instruction and self-paced units combining CCSS-aligned academic content in ELA, Math, and Social Studies, as well as NGSS-aligned, hands-on science with targeted arts instruction, and access to second language learning, musical development, and year-round time outside exploring the natural environment and spending time with farm animals.
Thoughtful questions from parents and adventurous interactions with children at the first round of Mind-Full Meadows summer camps shifted Tiffany's plans from simply leading camps to altering her career and developing a learning space like no other. By taking a leap and collaborating with students and and parents alike, Mind-Full Meadows became the home to a developing STEAM-Powered Learning Farm!
Circumstances in our world and our state are such that all of us have taken the time to think very creatively about how we can best meet the educational and social-emotional needs of the children in our lives. The benefits of of an education founded in a robust relationship with the natural environment are many, and the integration of FARM concepts with a rigorous STEAM framework results in highly engaged learning.
Read a 5th grader's description of their Mind-Full Meadows experience:
Mind-Full Meadows STEAM-Powered Learning Farm enrolls children from the beginning of kindergarten up to 8th grade.
The 21/22 enrollment timeline is as follows:
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Tuition for Mind-Full Meadows STEAM-Powered Learning Farm: