A FARM-BASED HIGH SCHOOL
The way learning should be.
Student centered learning with emphasis on core competencies, trade and life skills through farm-based projects.
Equine science, goat-keeping, bee-keeping, animal husbandry, agriculture, mechanics, welding, carpentry, and more…
Discover a new way of learning!
Enjoy off-farm, team building, wilderness adventures each month. From overnight white water kayaking and backpacking trips to rock climbing and caving adventures!
Junior/Senior personalized community service projects, career mentoring, internships, and college advising.
We were delighted to have Richmond Times Dispatch Reporter Holly Prestidge and Photographer Mark Gormus visit LOCAL STEW U to learn about the school. Mark came back on several occasions, taking photos, joking with the students and enjoying the time with the animals,...read more
We have some awesome activities already on the books for our Spring Term with more getting added as we go. If you are considering a mid-year transition to LoSU, now would be a great time to join us! First Quarter Farm planning & design: Our new farm is completely raw....read more
Richmond Magazine – Private School Report: School News: “Alternative High Blends Agriculture and Academics”
t’s likely few high schoolers imagine arriving to school and feeding goats and chickens instead of rushing to their desks before the morning bell. But it could soon be a reality for some of the region's teens...read more
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We are passionate about creating a learning environment where kids can learn at their own pace. Here, immersed in the science, math, and economy of agriculture, high-school students will come to love learning while developing skills they’ll need for life. Discover a different kind of education.