Now accepting applications for 2020-2021 for Pre-K through Grade 8.

At A Glance

The Homestead School offers children ages 2.5 years to 14 years (Pre-K through 8th grade) a unique, life-enriching, Montessori-based educational experience on a working permaculture farm.

Academics & Education

  • Holistic and whole-child centered Montessori education for more than 40 years
  • Stellar education based on a state-of-the-art, ever-evolving curriculum
  • Arts, music, fiber arts, and foreign languages are offered to every student
  • Safe, encouraging, student-driven learning environment

Our Campus

  • 85 acres with endless opportunities to explore the fields, forests, ponds, and streams throughout all seasons
  • Working farm with huge organic gardens as well as chickens, goats, sheep, and other farm animals
  • Biodome featuring a tropical habitat as well as all-year-round produce
  • Sustainable campus with solar panels, water harvesting, and a student designed geodesic dome that serves as an ongoing experimental, green architecture learning lab

Key Facts About The School

Located in the Tri-State area (2 hours from New York City, 25 minutes from Monticello), the school serves students from Sullivan County (NY), Orange County (NY), Pike County (PA), Sussex County (NJ), and Wayne County (PA).

Founded 1978 by Peter and Marsha Comstock
Students 200+ from across the Tri-State area
Student Teacher Ratio 8:1 (National Average 13:1)
Average Class Size 22 Students
Learning Difference Program Yes