As of November 16, 2017, it is with acceptance and hope for more peaceful pastures that we have decided not to establish a permanent home on a 50-acre site on Country Farm Road in East Bridgewater.
After a protracted legal battle, the Massachusetts Land Court dismissed the case on Nov. 2, and instead of investing more money, time, and energy into an ongoing legal dispute with a few abutters, we have decided to sell the property as we consider future opportunities.
We will remain in our current home in the Norwell industrial park on Accord Park Drive where the students are thriving, and the school is progressing in a positive way.
In 2014, we created the Chapman Farm School as a respite for students – many who struggle with anxiety as a result of bullying situations in their previous schools. In the last three years, the school has grown from seven middle school students and to 23 students enrolled now.
We purchased the East Bridgewater site from Maureen Chapman and her family who had owned it since 1986. They operated a successful llama breeding program before selling it to my family, and we intended to renovate a barn on the property for about $715,000 and open the school there. But, now we will set our sights on another location and will inform the community as we progress.
Thank you to all who continue to be supportive of our work and mission.
Chapman Farm School Director