After-School Programs

Our After-School program is designed to give children the opportunity to decompress, complete their homework, and learn-by-doing. The beautiful, open farm environment helps children feel centered, calm, and happy. They are well-supervised, free to move around outdoors or in, help out in the barn, or just read a book!
After-School on the Farm is centered in the main farmhouse and in our extensive out-buildings and grounds. Children eat snacks that they bring from home when they arrive at the farm each day and sometimes they eat items from our organic garden. They can also receive help and supervision with homework if needed. From 4 – 5:30 each day they can choose which focused activity they wish to do (i.e. work in garden, play in the yard, do crafts, cook from the garden, hike, work with the animals, and more! You can also register for our Enrichment Classes in horsemanship and woodworking for an additional fee. Children have choices!
How it Works … You get to decide what works for you! You can sign your child(ren) up for one or more days a week, Monday through Friday! If you need an extra day, just let us know.  As long as within Farm policy you can even change your schedule without penalty. We make it work for you.
Schedule & Logistics … made easy!   After-School hours are from 3 to 6 pm each day. Serving most schools within Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, & Orange County the farm vans pick up students at their school & drop off at the Farm. Some school buses will drop students off at Spence’s Farm at parents’ request.

Transportation: We pick up at the following schools for After-School and Enrichment.  Ask if we can pickup from yours.

Carolina Friends School
Carrboro Elementary
Culbreth Middle School
Duke School
Emerson Waldorf
Estes Hills Elementary
The Expedition School
Forest View Elementary
Frank Porter Graham
Glenwood Elementary
International Montessori
McDougal Elementary
McDougle Middle
Morris Grove Elementary
Northside Elementary
Phillips Middle School
Rashkis Elementary
Seawell Elementary
Scroggs Elementary
Smith Middle School
 After-School Programs Fees
5 days/week: $330/month
4 days/week: $290/month
3 days/week: $240/month
2 days/week: $180/month
1 day /week: $100/month
(This is the price when you sign up for the whole school year which has 14% down payment and the balance is divided up in equal monthly payments of approximately the amounts listed above.  It is 10% more if you sign up for an individual month.)
Please note:  There is a 30 day notice for termination when you sign up. Payment for after school is due by the 15th of the month before the service is provided.
Make up days for after-school days missed must take place within 7 days of the missed day.