Welcome Prospective Parents
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Redbud Farm School. Each day at our school is an exciting new opportunity to enrich the minds of our students, and we hope your child will join us.
Redbud Farm School welcomes students regardless of race, gender, national and ethnic origin, and is nondiscriminatory in all our policies. We accept children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old.
There are no specific academic entrance requirements; however, we base admission decisions on many factors, especially your child’s age and suitability for our program.
We accept applications beginning in September for the following school year. Admission decisions are made the first week in February for the following fall semester.
Please contact us regarding availability for your child, and to schedule your personal tour of our school. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide additional information about our educational programs.
We know it’s not easy to select the right school for your child. Our admission process makes it easier!
1. Tour the Farm
Farm Tours are a great way to tour the campus, be introduced to the indoor and outdoor classrooms, and meet the teachers and administration so that we may answer any questions that you may have. Click the button below to view upcoming tour dates and register for a time that works best with your schedule. Tours must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
We encourage you to bring your student to the tour!
After the initial Farm Tour, if you feel Redbud Farm School is a good fit for your family, you will complete an Application for Admission and pay the Application Fee of $50 per student. Once your application has been fully processed and all paperwork has been turned in, your student will go into an applicant pool.
When completing the school application, you will need to upload a copy of your student’s immunization records, birth certificate, prior year transcripts, and a photo of the student. We are not able to proceed with a student’s application until all documents have been received by the school.
After your application has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee, your student will be scheduled for an assessment or observation visit. This visit will typically be a 1-2 hour visit depending on the age of the student and assessment needs. New Pre-K students will not be assessed until January before the school year in which he or she is eligible to attend.
When a spot becomes available, you will receive a letter of acceptance through email and will be required to accept the student’s position within 24 hours.
The applicant will be placed in a waiting pool if a position is not immediately available. The waiting pool is not ranked. If a position becomes available, the Admissions Committee will review the applications in the waiting pool and select the candidate who best fits the school at that time.
Special Needs and Behavior Expectations:
Because of the unique nature of the learning program at Redbud Farm School, we are not equipped to meet the needs of students with certain types of learning differences or severe special needs. Students with an IEP or ISP will be admitted on a case-by-case basis after an evaluation from the school. Redbud Farm School is able to make reasonable accommodations and modifications to a student’s learning plan such as giving the student additional time to take a test or reading intervention. However, for the safety of the animals and the students at Redbud Farm School, all students are expected to adhere to strict behavior guidelines. We are not able to admit students whom we feel may be a disruption to the class or pose a safety risk to the animals or to the student themselves.
Not sure if your Pre-K student is ready for our unique learning environment? Our Pre-K Readiness Checklist may help.
5. Family Contract & Student Information
Families who are accepted into the school will be sent a family contract for the school year. In addition, students are required to be fully immunized before beginning school. Because of the unique campus environment, Redbud Farm School will accept immunization waivers on a case-by-case basis for verified reasons. Complete immunization requirements can be found on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website.
What are Redbud’s class times?
School Hours: 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
Before & After: 7:00 am – 8:15 am, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
School drop off is between 8:30 am and 8:45 am. The class will start promptly at 8:45 am. Pickup is at 3:45 pm.
Redbud believes that it is important to support our working families. Therefore, we will provide care for students before and after school and on extended holiday breaks such as spring break or Christmas break. Redbud will be closed on the actual holidays listed in the student handbook. Students enrolled in the before and aftercare program, or on extended holiday break, may arrive at 7:00 am and must be picked up no later than 5:30 pm.
Do you only offer a full-time program?
Redbud Farm School offers a 5-day program filled with traditional curriculum, as well as, hands-on learning opportunities and projects.
We also offer E-STEM classes through THE STUDIO at Redbud Farm. These classes are available during the day, after school, and in the evenings. Please see our Programs page for current STUDIO class offerings.
How old does my child have to be to enroll?
Students must meet the following age requirements to enroll at Redbud Farm School:
K4 – 4 by Sept. 1
K5 – 5 by Sept. 1
1st – Previous Kindergarten transcript is required
2nd through 6th – Previous 2 year’s transcripts are required
What is the class size at Redbud?
Our maximum class size is 14 students in elementary and 12 in Pre-K; however, many of our classes are smaller. Our average teacher to child ratio is 1:10. Our lower ratios and class sizes allow us to ensure that every child gets the individualized attention that he or she needs.
What curriculum does Redbud use?
With such a specialized curriculum structure we find it difficult to use one individual curriculum program that fits the needs of our students. Redbud teachers use a compilation of different programs for each learning area as a guide. However, our highly trained and experienced teachers carefully plan and modify each week’s curriculum to meet the individual needs of the students. We ensure that individual lesson plans meet the Oklahoma Academic Standards and adhere to Redbud Farms guidelines for outdoor education.
Do you provide meals?
Families are asked to provide a healthy sack lunch and snack daily.
In addition to regular meals, students will participate in culinary classes where they will prepare and cook their own meals including food from the school gardens. Families will be notified of culinary class days when lunch will not be necessary.
Does Redbud provide any extracurricular activities?
Yes, students enrolled in Redbud will participate in “Specials” each day. Special classes include the following:
Daily Redbud Roundup and Praise and Worship
Daily Animal and Garden Care
Robotics Club (Grades 2-6)
Student Council (Grades 1-6)
Do you have storm shelters?
Yes, we have on-site storm shelters for use during inclement weather.
Does Redbud Farm accept students with special needs, or who are on an IEP or ISP?
Because of the unique nature of the learning program at Redbud Farm School, we are not equipped to meet the needs of students with certain types of learning differences. Students with an IEP or ISP will be admitted on a case by case basis after an evaluation from the school. Redbud Farm School is able to make reasonable accommodations and modifications to a student’s learning plan such as giving the student additional time to take a test or reading intervention. However, for the safety of the animals and the students at Redbud Farm School, all students are expected to adhere to strict behavior guidelines. We are not able to admit students who we feel may be a disruption to the class or pose a safety risk to the animals or to the student themselves. In addition, all students must be able to listen to and follow immediate directions, as well as, stay with their group so as to minimize the risk of injury in the farm setting.
Have A Question?
We tried to think of everything, but please let us know if you have a question! We aim to respond to all inquiries quickly, and our office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.