Home School Programs

Double J offers a variety of Home School programs that focus on teaching children skills that nurture a reverence for life, care-taking of both animals and the environment, learning about sustainable agriculture and creating a strong sense of community. Activities are hands on, teach a variety of socially responsible and environmentally friendly lessons and provide city kids an opportunity to get down and dirty on the farm.

Programs run Fall - Spring and are open to children from Kindergarten-12th grade

Class options:

  • Equine Science - Ages 7-12
  • Animal Science: Habitats - Ages 6-10
  • Farm Science - Ages 6-10
  • Experimental Science: Bugs, Plants, & Birds - Ages 6-10
  • Physical Science - Ages 10-15
  • Ecology - Ages 10-15
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Equine Science
Ages 7-12

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding of horsemanship through readings, hands on activities, and journaling. During this educationally rich science program, students will learn: how horses move, their anatomy, horse's jobs, horse's gaits, their wants and needs, proper care, horse history and art!

The journal resource is PACKED with interactive pages that will allow students to travel through horse and human history, document their results from various experiences, record what they've learned, complete breed of the week profiles, understand equestrian vocabulary and even some crafts!

Cost: Classroom Only is $200.00 per 10 week semester- Riding Add on is $40 per lesson

Classroom time is 1 hour and 30 minutes with riding is 2 hours and 15 minutes

Current Class Offerings:

Tuesdays at 10:00-11:15 AM

Wednesdays at 10:00-11:15 AM

Thursdays at 1:45-3:15 PM

Thursdays at 4:30-5:45 PM

Click the link below to read more about the structure of this program, class supply list, and each week's themes.

Winter 2019 Curriculum

Contact Nicole for placement, questions about pro-rating, and riding lesson openings.

(708) 203-0717

Animal Science: Habitats
Ages 6-10
Feeding chickens.

Does your child have a love and interest for animals?!

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding about habitats and the animals that call them home! The class will be enhanced through readings, hands-on-activities, experiments, observations, and journaling.

Each semester will feature a new habitat that your child will become an expert on! Activities include: journals, crafts, outdoor exploration, experiments, and plenty of animal interaction!

Session 2 habitat - Tundra

Class options: Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $200 for 10 week session

Classes start January 15th and go until March 19th

Sign Up for Tuesdays

Winter 2019 Curriculum

Farm Science
Ages 7-10
Working in garden.

If your child loves all things Farm life, this is the class for them! Through hands on exploration, experiments, observations and journaling; students will learn topics such as animal husbandry, small and large ruminant digestions, history of farming, the soil cycle, composting, and the science of planting and harvesting.

Cost: $200 for 10 week session

Experimental Science
Ages 7-10
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Bugs, Plants, & Birds

This class will go deep into the soil as students explore plant life and the way other living things interact with them. Filled with experiments, observations and exploration, your child will develop a strong understanding of bird, plant and bug species.

Cost: $200 for 10 week session

STEM Science
Ages 10-15
Playing in water.

Designed for home school families who want to provide high-level science education to their children, students in this course will be challenged to higher order thinking through activity-based learning. Topics include: motion, gravity, solar system, star and element formation, conservation, sustainable agriculture and much more!

Students will use and interact with the animals and plant life at Double J, as they expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around us!

*Activities include data analysis, so students should understand math through fractions and decimals.

Classes meet on: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Cost: $140.00 for 8-week session

Classes start the week of January 14th and go until March 7th

Tuesday: Physical Science

Thursday: Ecology Class

Questions? Contact Nicole to discuss the Homeschool Program
(708) 203-0717