At Redbud Farm School, students become directly involved in their physical and social environments. They learn best through personal life experiences where they are able to observe, explore, and document the world around them.
The curriculum at Redbud Farm and Christian School focuses on the following principles:
Positive student/teacher interactions
Alternating indoor and outdoor learning to improve student focus and concentration
Individualized instruction in math, science, and language
Environmental studies including care of campus gardens and animals
Social and emotional intelligence such as developing problem solving skills, self-regulation, and independence skills
Enrichment activities such as weekly chapel, culinary classes, fine arts classes, and music theory
Student-centered learning environment that allows the student to gain ownership of their learning, while working collaboratively through project-based lessons
To increase classroom focus, students receive alternating indoor and outdoor learning times throughout the day. Weather permitting, many lessons are taught entirely in one of our outdoor classroom areas. Studies have shown that outdoor learning and physical activity, alongside student-centered learning approaches, result in heightened academic achievement and deeper analytical thought processes.
Teachers develop weekly lesson plans to meet both individual and group learning goals for each topic. Weekly lesson plans integrate guidelines from the Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) which can be found on the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.
For more information about our individual curriculum programs, please click on the “Download Curriculum Flier”
Pre-K Program Ages 3-5 years
Our unique curriculum focuses on HANDS-ON LEANRING in each developmental area. Classes are held in both indoor and outdoor classroom settings and students are immersed in nature-based learning challenges that help to encourage independence skills and PROBLEM-SOLVING skills through the curriculum. All curriculum and activities meet the Oklahoma Academic Standards for learning.
Our indoor classrooms are specifically designed with neutral colors and nature-inspired furnishings and décor. This creates an environment that reduces over-stimulation for young students and allows them to focus on hands-on learning opportunities.
Our outdoor classrooms provide an opportunity for STEM learning, gardening, science observation, nature exploration, and so much more! We find that when students have more opportunities for outdoor learning and being in the fresh air, they have better focus, less behavior problems, and they are healthier, happier kids!
Primary Program Grades K-6th
Our Elementary classrooms, located at our Penn Campus, are set up to be calm and relaxing spaces so that students feel safe, secure, and comfortable, just like home! The environment helps to foster growth of confident and socially developed students. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:45 am to 3:45 pm.
Our curriculum provides a student-focused education program with a high emphasis on hands-on, project-based learning activities, environmental education, problem-solving, and independence skills in addition to the traditional core subjects. Our small class sizes allow teachers to build meaningful relationships with their students and prepare activities that are tailored to the student’s interests.
We believe that there is more than one way to solve a problem. As a result, group work and collaboration are a key component of our classroom learning style. Through working with others, students develop communication and problem-solving skills as they are exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking.
Benefits of Farm School Learning
The curriculum at Redbud Farm & Christian School is like no other in the Moore and South Oklahoma City area. While working in our indoor and outdoor classrooms, students are engaged in projects and activities that meet stringent learning standards as well as:
Improved confidence, self-esteem, concentration, communication, and problem-solving skills
Improved motor skills including both large and fine motor
Appreciation for the environment and knowledge of where our food comes from
Knowledge of community resources and the environment
Safe risk-taking opportunities
Improved self-regulation and independence skills
Improved learning and cognitive function including patience and concentration
Comfortable home-like environment
Enhanced teamwork and communication abilities
Develops leadership skills
+ Before and After School Care
We offer convenient before and after school care programs. Please contact us for details.
+ THE STUDIO at Redbud Farm
THE STUDIO at Redbud Farm offers E-STEM classes for students in grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade. E-STEM includes study in environmental education, science, technology, engineering, and math. THE STUDIO also includes art education as a core program.
THE STUDIO classes are held at our Southwood Campus located at 11801 Southwood Drive in Oklahoma City. For more information, please contact the Redbud Farm School office at 405-885-2777.
+ Summer Camp
**NEW FOR 2023**
We have re-vamped our lesson plans and have a great new line-up of activities coming this summer. However, we certainly didn’t hesitate to keep some of our favorite activities like COLOR WARS, our DIY projects during Homesteading Week or our all-camp BIRTHDAY PARTY! We look forward to sharing the fun with both old friends and new at this year’s Summer on the Farm!
Healthy Lunch Ideas
We ask that our families at Redbud Farm assist us in teaching our students healthy living habits by providing nutritious sack lunches. Below are some ideas that we have collected on our Pinterest board with healthy lunch ideas.