The Farm School Program

The Farm School Program is located approximately 20 kilometres from Saskatoon. It is a referral-based high school program designed to meet the individual needs of “at-risk” students. The Farm School Program serves mainly grade 9-11 students and offers regular credits. A significant goal of the program is to facilitate the return of the student to their home school.

Benefits of the program include:

  • smaller class sizes with a 10-1 student-teacher ratio, with additional support staff to meet individual needs,
  • the opportunity for students to obtain credits and work toward a return to their home school,
  • an opportunity for students to participate in a counselling component of the program,
  • transportation to and from school,
  • a school day in in a calm, structured environment,
  • a peaceful, positive learning environment in a rural setting,
  • students having the opportunity to learn life skills through: landscaping, gardening, operating and repairing equipment and tools, caring for animals, photography, cooking and fine arts skills.

The Farm School Program Testimonials

Students

What did you like most at the Farm School?

  • I liked the fact that students and teachers became almost like a closely knit family. It gave me my self- confidence back. It was great!
  • I liked the teachers. They give a lot of help to their students.

Parents

Most important things our children learned at the Farm School?

  • Respect for authority, perseverance, good character traits were developed — trust, honesty. My son made a complete u-turn in his life. Don’t stop working with the animals or doing works of charity for the underprivileged.
  • Learning how to study. Learning respect for others and themselves. It’s too bad all students don’t get the benefits of the Farm School.