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Farm School

2024-2025 Academic Calendar 

Come join us on our Farm where we believe that opportunities to learn are all around us, and not just in a classroom setting.

Double J Riding Club’s Farm School is a learning pod rooted in the belief that children learn best when able to use their hands, imagination and critical thinking to solve day to day problems.  Situated on an educational farm, children will spend the majority of their time outdoors immersed in hands-on learning inspired by the natural world and guided by teachers with both the professional experience and educational degrees to allow them to achieve learning targets based on elementary educational standards.   

Our family-owned urban farm provides a wonderful teaching site where children will learn how to grow produce and interact with botany, learn about animals and their habitats, raise livestock and form an understanding and appreciation that they are part of the natural world, not separate from it. 



Parent Testimonials.

"Double J Farm School is an extraordinary program for kids and teens to grow and learn in an enriching environment.  Our children love spending so much of their school day outdoors, surrounded by nature, animals and friends.  The classes Farm School offers are engaging, interesting, and fun, with stand-out teachers who are passionate about the subjects at hand.  Hands-on projects and learning experiences, field trips and many annual school events round out this program, making it invaluable to any family!"

-Gina N. Mother of 10 & 13 year old Farm Schoolers


Double J Riding Club classes and programs are designed to support early childhood, homeschool and students away from school with hands on learning in a variety of academic, physical, and social areas. We work in a variety of single day field trips as well as two selected extended adventures. If you are looking for a one-off class for ages one and up. Click below for our large array of upcoming courses. Double J's programs run year round.



Child Gardening



Calling all ducklings ages 2-4! Waddle over to Double J Riding Club and get your feet wet in our newest Farm School addition: Little Ducklings! Each Monday we will explore different animal groups, all while becoming comfortable with our letters, numbers, shapes and colors. We’ll practice following directions, develop our fine and gross motor skills and grow our social skills with our new friends. This program is perfect for transitioning your little one into a school setting. Our flexible model allows for one adult to accompany your child until they are comfortable staying on their own. Our instructors will work with you to offer your child more independence at a comfortable speed. Whether you want to just dip a toe in or dive right in, this program is for you!

Offered: Mondays


Whether your child is a full time homeschooler, in preschool or looking for a pre-preschool program, Our Little Seed Pod is designed for ages 3-4 years old. This program embraces children's sense of wonder as they explore, observe and learn through nature on our farm. Tot classes focus on sensory learning, music, games, art, imaginative play and stories as children learn to build independence and confidence through unique experiences and fun activities. Children must be fully potty trained.

Offered Monday, Tuesdays & Thursdays


Whether your child is a full time homeschooler or in part-time kindergarten, our Little Sprout Pod at Double J Riding Club is created for children ages 5-7. This hands-on program allows children to learn through purposeful play and discovery. Children will build confidence around animals in a safe environment and explore nature in every class.

Offered Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays


Our Adventurer Pod at Double J Riding Club is designed for children ages 7 and up. These classes not only incorporate a hands-on learning philosophy, but will dive deeper into animal care, conservation, science, agriculture, math, and art techniques. Children must know how to read, write, and basic math knowledge (addition and subtraction).

Offered Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays


Double J Riding Club's Explorer Pod is created for our oldest farm schoolers ages 10 and up. These classes not only incorporate a hands-on learning philosophy, but will dive deeper into conservation studies, dissections, garden planning, raising livestock, art techniques, animal care, engineering and independent projects. All students 11 and up will have the opportunity to go on Outdoor Education in Wisconsin this fall.

Offered Mondays & Wednesdays


"The Farm School Academy" offers a unique and transformative alternative to traditional high school education, blending academic rigor with hands-on, experiential learning. Nestled in a serene, natural setting, the academy is dedicated to cultivating not only the minds but also the skills and passions of young learners. With a curriculum thoughtfully designed to embrace a variety of disciplines, each day of the week is dedicated to a different field of study, ensuring a well-rounded and comprehensive educational experience.

Offered Monday, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays

What is Farm School?

Double J’s Farm School is offered as a once or twice a week drop off program from 9 am to 11:45 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Students who want sign up for multi-days must know that Mondays and Thursdays are the same and Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the same.  Enrollment in Double J’s Farm School is a yearlong commitment and students will be enrolled in a Fall, Winter and Spring Semester with breaks over holiday weeks.

2024/25 classes will begin the week of September 9th, 2024 and end the week of May 12th, 2025. Select holiday weeks when classes will not be observed are listed below. F


At Double J Riding Club, we are convinced that a year-long commitment will give our students the benefit of a curriculum that compliments and builds on prior lessons learned, build friendships with classmates, and learn in a consistent and safe environment.

The price for Farm School is broken down into 9 payments spanning from September to May. Payment of $175 per child per day will be taken out automatically on the first of every month. If you choose to un-enroll in the upcoming month a 30 day notice will need to be given through e-mail. If the month has already begun and you choose to enroll in Farm School the monthly price will automatically be prorated for you.

Materials Fee: 

We strive to make the life of busy parents as simple as possible. At Double J Riding Club's Farm School all materials will be provided by us. A non-refundable $175 materials fee will be collected when you sign up. This materials fee will cover all items used throughout the year. All students will need to bring each day is weather appropriate clothing, closed toe shoes, a water bottle and snack.


Every day from 11:45-12:30 a lunch period will be offered at Double J Riding Club. If you choose to sign up for lunch please sign up ahead of time on our Sawyer Link. Lunch period is priced at $4 per child to cover staffing. Children will be able to eat together and play at our park. This is a great way for students to socialize with one another. Following lunch, Double J Riding Club offers afternoon classes and riding lessons if students choose to add-on to their Farm School program.




Start of Semester: Week of February 25th

Spring Break: Week of March 25th

Easter Break: Week of April 1st

End of Semester: Week of May 12th

FALL 2023

Start of Semester: Week of September 11th

End of Semester: Week of November 12th

Thanksgiving Break: Week of November 19th



Start of Semester: Week of November 26th

Winter Break: Week of December 17th, 24th, 31st

End of Semester: Week of February 18th



FALL 2023

Start of Classes: Week of September 9th

Outdoor Education and Fall Break: Week of October 14th

Thanksgiving Break: Week of November 18th



Winter Break: Week of December 16th, 23rd, 30th


Interactive Calendar Coming Soon




Spring Break: Week of March 24th

End of Year: Week of May 12th

What curriculum will be covered?

This learning pod is designed for homeschooling children or children away from school ranging from ages 3 through 15. At Double J Riding Club Farm School, students will interact with a variety of subjects in a child-led, nature focused manner with outdoor, hands-on learning championing the process.

These explorers will be immersed in the following areas of study —

  • Science
  • Art
  • Math

  • Literacy

  • History
  • Social Studies

  • Physical Education
  • And More

The inspiration for the SPRING 2024 semester will be through topics such as—

  • Cooking for Animals
  • Collaging
  • Native Ecology
  • Fish Biology
  • Raising Tadpoles
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Sheep Genetics
  • Animal Tracks
  • Migration
  • United States Geography
  • American Explorers
  • Career Exploration
  • Magnetism
  • Layers of the Earth
  • Local Geology
  • Spring Plantings

**These topics are subject to change and additional subjects may be introduced.

Why Double J Riding Club?

Helping children learn and grow in a safe and stimulating environment since 1999, Double J Riding Club has made it our mission to foster an environment in which children gain love and respect for both animals and nature.  Our 6 acre farm with over 25 species and 200 plus animals, gardens, barnyards, nature areas and farmhouse provides opportunities for a vast amount of meaningful first hand learning experiences.  Whether you are here for one of our 3 hour learning pods or an individual class, hands on learning is a mainstay of every program. These may include activities such as planting vegetables, learning about and caring for our farm animals, observing insects, finding art in nature, and making nutritious treats for our animals.  The student’s individual growth is stimulated through varied activities such as sensory play, art, music, creative movement, science experiments, practical math and more.  We strongly believe that in the outdoors children develop a broader awareness, greater curiosity and a growing sense of wonder regarding their world, their own selves and those around them.  Even with a variety of unique learning programs, our philosophy remains consistent – to help children love and respect our world.