Willow Pond Farm - Center for the Arts & Sciences

Willow Pond Farm - Center for the Arts & Sciences

37408 Hemingway Avenue
North Branch, MN 55056

Willow Pond Farm – Center for the Arts & Sciences is an intentional community dedicated to supporting families in education. We offer part-time courses in the sciences and the liberal arts. Small class size and an informal atmosphere enhance the learning experiences.

Established in 2002, Willow Pond Farm was initiated by a group of parents who needed a site to share their homeschooling experiences with other families. Together, we hold common goals for educating our children in a safe, fun, and enriching environment.

Our mission is to create a homeschool cooperative and a learning center which provide enriching educational opportunities, resources, and space for families committed to direct involvement in their children's edu cation.

The farm, located two miles south of North Branch, is situated on 5 acres of rural land, and is home to sheep, a pig, chickens, dogs, cats and a handful of smaller animal friends. Children take classes outside when the weather is pleasant, or in the cozy education center nestled in the pines.

A theater, complete with stage, lighting, and sound equipment is the newest addition to the Center. It doubles as a gymnasium in the winter. The farm also has a large organic garden, a playing field, a swing-set/play area, a pond for ecosystem studies, a wooded area, and pastures.

  • Willow Pond Farm (WPF) does not discriminate based on race, religion, creed, culture, gender, ethnic or national origin, (dis)abilities, age, or any other individual difference.
  • WPF is not affiliated with a particular religion. It embraces diversity and respects individuality.
  • Parent involvement is considered paramount to the success of the programs.

When do you meet? Each trimester is different. Fall Trimester classes will meet on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during the day.  See website for past schedules to get an idea of when classes are held.  New schedules come out a few weeks before each trimester starts.  Fall Trimester begins mid-September and runs until Thanksgiving.  Winter Trimester begins in January (6 week break over the holidays), Spring Trimester beings mid-March after a 2 week Spring Break.

Costs: Costs vary depending on level of commitment. Contact Jean at willowpondfarm(at)mac [dot] com for further information, or call 651-674-7126.

Contact Instructions: Please contact Jean at willowpondfarm(at)mac.com or call 651-674-7126.

Information subject to change. Please check with Willow Pond Farm - Center for the Arts & Sciences for the most current information. Last updated on Wed, Oct 29, 2014.