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Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Programs:

Little Sprouts for Ages 0-5

Farm School for Ages 3-7

Homeschool Enrichment for Ages 7-10

Farm School by the Sea offers nature-based early childhood education programs for children ages 0-10. Located at Seahorse Stables Equestrian along the Cape Fear coast, students have the unique opportunity to explore and learn about the natural world around them among 12-acres of pastures, pine forests, coastal habitats, and barnyard friends.

Core Values:

  • Nature Connection

  • Play-based Education 

  • Community Building 

  • Place-based Programming

  • Environmental Sustainability & Stewardship

  • Emergent, Inquiry-based and Student-led Learning 

  • Whole-Child Development – Physical, Socio-Emotional, and Cognitive

General Information:

Location:  Seahorse Stables -1280 Hill Valley Walk

Dates:  September 11, 2023 - May 24, 2024

          (see our calendar for holidays & teacher workdays)

Ages:  7-10

Times:  9:00am-1:00pm


Homeschool Enrichment for Ages 7-10:

Our half-day program combines agricultural literacy with forest school philosophy. This hybrid, outdoor school model enables students to gain experience connecting with nature through play. Farm School by the Sea aims to develop a bond between children and the natural world by providing them with a landscape to play, explore, and use their senses. As role models and guides, our teachers encourage curiosity, ask questions, inspire children through stories, and embody empathy for all living things.

Interested in learning more? Contact Us to schedule a farm tour or join us for a trial day!

2023-24 Enrollment Options & Fee Schedule:

1 day - Fridays Only




  • Application fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable.

  • Application fees are waived for currently enrolled families re-enrolling for the new year.

  • Enrollment fees hold your child's place on our roster and are non-refundable.

  • Supplies fees are due August 1, 2023.

  • Families enrolling multiple children receive a sibling discount of $150 each year.

  • Yearly cost must be paid in full on or before August 1, 2023.

  • Monthly cost is invoiced for 10 months beginning August 1, 2023, ending May 1, 2023. A 3% processing fee will be charged for monthly payments. 

Interested in joining us? Please click the link below to register for a farm tour or a trial day.

Farm tours are free of charge. Trial days are $60 per child.

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