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Building the The one room schoolhouse at Hardison Mill Farm

Taking cues from the one-room schoolhouses that dotted every small and large community in the United States a hundred or more years ago, our school purposely has an enrollment of only 15 children. Our classroom is a patchwork of multi-age children, to more clearly model our learning environment after actual family life. Though we have two full-time teachers and a school director, we also believe that everyone in our community is a teacher that the children can learn from (and they can learn from our kids), so our curriculum includes instruction from ’specialists’ from all walks of life: farmers, chefs, beekeepers, retired persons, and everyone in between. 

The students at The one room schoolhouse at Hardison Mill Farm

The Hardison Mill one-room schoolhouse was created from the outpouring of love and generosity from thousands of individuals when beloved country music singer and Hardison Mill resident, Joey Feek, passed away from cancer in March 2016. Countless cards and letters from people all over the country and world sent condolences, and encouragement along with cash and checks to help in any way they could. The money received was nearly a hundred thousand dollars. A year later, Joey’s husband Rory used that money to build the schoolhouse for their then 3-year-old daughter Indiana. Knowing that, though the school was built as a way to school Indy at home, it would be filled with lots of other children in our community.  You can read more about how the schoolhouse got started on Rory's blog. 

The one room schoolhouse at Hardison Mill Farm
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The One Room Schoolhouse
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Rory Feek taking children on a hay ride at Hardison Mill Farm

"teachers are everywhere, what is wanted is a learner..."

                                                                        - Wendell Berry

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An overhead view of The one room schoolhouse at Hardison Mill Farm
BUILT WITH LOVE
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
COMING SOON

The mission of Hardison Mill School is to equip children and parents in our community and around the world with the values, skills, and education necessary to live well, love well, and be a shining light to the world.

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OUR FUTURE
ACADEMICS
COMING SOON

Our goal is to provide a rich, well rounded academic setting using a variety of techniques and curriculum, where mentoring and apprenticeships encourage real life practical learning with emphasis on character building in addition to traditional academic learning. 

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ADMISSIONS

Hardison Mill School accepts all age appropriate applications. It is our goal to be a blessing to our children, their families, the community, and the world through teaching and example. Our goal is to instill a love for learning, a love and respect for one another, and a love for God. 

Educator, Rebecca Lamb, with students at The one room schoolhouse at Hardison Mill Farm
WATCH STORIES FROM THE SCHOOL HOUSE ON
THE HOMESTEAD CHANNEL
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BUY SCHOOLHOUSE MERCH AT
THE HOMESTEAD STORE
Rory Feek reads a book with the students from The one room schoolhouse at Hardison Mill Farm
READ STORIES ABOUT THE SCHOOLHOUSE ON
THE BLOG
The garden and potting shed at The one room schoolhouse at Hardison Mill Farm
The Farm Program
at The One Room Schoolhouse
Rory Feek driving a tractor for a hay ride at The one room schoolhouse at Hardison Mill Farm
Student holding a chicken while doing chores at The one room schoolhouse at Hardison Mill Farm

THE SCHOOLHOUSE

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You can also show your support by shopping on Amazon using the link below.

Your Support Means Everything.
How to Donate:

The easiest way to donate is via Venmo @HardisonMillSchool, but you can also donate via PayPal here.

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The Mission
How Donations are used:

Donations are used for the operations of the school including but not limited to
teachers salaries, utilities, supplies, curriculum, professional fees, equipment, specialized
learning experiences, and events.

 

We are also very hopeful that we will be able to establish endowments to assist with the tuition for families in our community who would otherwise not
be able to afford the expense of private schooling.

Love Is A Gift
Things you may need:

Tax Information: If you've donated you may need our EIN number. 

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Love Is A Gift INC EIN# is 82-4284018

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Donation Catagories: 

  • Scholarships and individual or general tuition donations (please indicate the child's name)

  • Staff

  • Books and supplies

  • Animals, feed, and equipment

  • Music program

  • Operations

  • Curriculum

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