The Collaborative College High School
Homestead Collaborative College High School takes the mission and values of Homestead School to the level of depth and application appropriate for secondary school students.
As our students begin the incredible transformation of adolescence they are welcomed on to a new campus that speaks to the potential, the desire to explore new things, and the opportunity for new levels of independence. The Collaborative College High School welcomes each new class of 7th grade students to a place of joyful and dedicated academic, creative, and personal study and growth.
During this first part of the adolescent developmental plane (ages 12-15) our students’ experiences range closer to the Collaborative Hub, CCHS’s main educational building. The opportunity for interaction, collaboration, and learning all along Main Street are a daily part of their school experience. Physical education and sports are guided by CCHS teachers on the SUNY Sullivan Campus.
In the second part of the adolescent developmental plane (ages 15-18) students again have the opportunity to expand the canvas of their learning environment to include all of the resources of SUNY Sullivan’s campus. The intimate size and proximity of the SUNY campus make it a perfect next step as our students progressively expand their hearts and intellects into wider spheres of interaction with their world.
The Mission & The Campus
The Collaborative College High School maintains the low student to teacher ratio that has helped make the Homestead such a caring and nurturing place. CCHS, true to the Montessori approach, continues to provide individualized academic guidance in order to offer the appropriate amount of academic challenge and direction to the needs of a wide range of individuals. In tandem, the staff of the Homestead, SUNY Sullivan, and The Center for Discovery provide opportunities for mentorship and counseling that supports student growth beyond academics.
This recently constructed 12,740 sqft. creative wonderland is the home base for the CCHS students. It offers a 3D print lab, laser cutter, CNC router, a digital media lab, an audiovisual lab, a ceramics studio, and a large woodworking shop.
SUNY Sullivan Campus
Follow Main Street into Loch Sheldrake and within a few minutes you arrive at the beautiful SUNY Sullivan campus where students in the Junior High have access to the sports facilities, including a huge field house with indoor track and basketball courts and outdoors a baseball and a soccer field.
The Center For Discovery
Through our partnership with The Center For Discovery, students will have access to a beautiful regulation soccer field and regenerative agriculture experts who staff The Center’s incredible 300 acres of Organic and Biodynamic certified farms that abound in vegetables, orchards, livestock, and medicinal and culinary herbs.
Collaboration on Main Street
Beyond the main building of the Collaborative Hub is Main Street where students have access to the Hurleyville Performing Arts Center’s dance and yoga studios as well as its theater and stage. Up Main Street, students can explore fiber arts at Fiber on Main, participate in journalism at The Hurleyville Sentinel, run by county historian John Conway.