School Culture

   "At CFS, we work and learn at our own pace. Our teachers help us stay organized. I worry so much less since coming here. CFS has been life changing. I feel safe, unjudged, and supported."     Jenna, age 13 Kingston, MA

"At CFS, we work and learn at our own pace. Our teachers help us stay organized. I worry so much less since coming here. CFS has been life changing. I feel safe, unjudged, and supported."  
Jenna, age 13
Kingston, MA

Learning is often a (very!) social activity. Our students have taught us that meaningful learning only happens when they feel safe, connected, and understood.

Chapman Farm School is a community-centered environment, where:

  • each student is valued for individual strengths.
  • understanding the perspective and experience of others is valued and directly taught.
  • friendship is encouraged and supported.
  • unique interests are cultivated and promoted.
  • the culture is actively discussed and collaboratively developed.
  • neurodiversity is considered an asset.  
   "At CFS, the work is more challenging, but I somehow seem to be able to complete it faster. Probably because it's more interesting, and it's not unnecessarily complicated. It really fits my style. I'm also much more social than I used to be."    Matthew, age 12 East Bridgewater, MA

"At CFS, the work is more challenging, but I somehow seem to be able to complete it faster. Probably because it's more interesting, and it's not unnecessarily complicated. It really fits my style. I'm also much more social than I used to be." 
Matthew, age 12
East Bridgewater, MA

We value diversity in thinking, background, personality, and interests. We seek students who will contribute to and benefit from a social education curriculum, have a strong interest and aptitude for learning, and bring a curious nature to our community-focused learning environment.