A Day in the Life
If you couldn’t tell from the rest of the website, you certainly can from our blog updates that this is not your typical school! Our goal is to provide context to the academics that are traditionally taught in a classroom setting. We usually start our day with academic time that is used for more directed learning, research, and development. Afternoons are spent applying those lessons and ideas to the farm or exploring the world around us. We like to expose our students to a wide range of experiences and opportunities for careers.
As you can see, we get pretty busy, so our blogs may be daily or weekly depending the craziness of the week! We may even get quite a bit behind (as we are now). Keep up with our adventures on Facebook and Instagram which we update much more frequently! Enjoy the experience. If you want to come along for the actual ride, visit our application page.
Join us in Panama! August 2020. We've set a date and planned the trip! Our itinerary is amazing. We will be touring sites like Panama Viejo ruins and museum, Casco Viejo, and the incredible BioMuseo among others; visiting the Pacific Coast Galeta Point, learning about...read more
Because we are a small school focused on experiential learning, we do a ton of cool stuff on campus and off. We also love to share with the community. Homeschool friendly opportunities are denoted with an asterisk *. Some of...read more
Open House & Geocache Fun!Two dates: March 16 & April 20Incoming 9-12th Grade & GAP year students are welcome to come tour the school facilities and farm. Talk to staff and learn about our programs. There will be a farm trivia geocache on the 40 acres...read more
History & MissionWe operated a beginning sheep & goat farm in Orange/Culpeper as well as a productive homestead for over 5 years. In January of 2018, we moved our operations to a 40 acre parcel in Charles City County last year with a twofold goal:To...read more
Mission The mission of LSUHS Making Waves program is to cultivate leadership and stewardship in area youth. Our planet is a living connected system from the Farmer’s dirt, no matter how far inland, to the forests, to the salty ocean, to our tables. Making Waves aims...read more
What's new at LSUHS? Because we are a small school focused on experiential learning, we do a ton of cool stuff on campus and off. We also love to share with the community. Homeschool friendly opportunities are denoted with an...read more
Upcoming Events! We have some awesome activities planned for this coming school year! You don't want to miss all these amazing learning opportunities! Farm planning & design: Our new farm is completely raw. While we have gotten a bit done, there is much more to...read more
LSUHS students and guests walking the fence line—an activity they do prior to starting classes each day. The big day! On July 12th, we opened our doors to some guest students who are interested in our programs and wanted to experience a day in the life...read more
Wow! The school year is nearly over - our first year under our belts! So much has happened this year for us from our exhaustive property search, to opening temporarily in Chester, to finding and moving into our permanent property! From there we had to unpack, set up...read more
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
Richmond Times Dispatch - "When a Farm is Your Classroom"
Goochland Gazette - "Local Farm School Making Move to Charles City"
Cheryl Tan Media Podcast 49: [Strategy] Re-engage Your Tribe with Resi Connell
Richmond Magazine – Private School Report 2017
NBC12 – Farm-based high school offers alternative for students
Goochland Gazette - "A new view of school"
Educators Challenged to Increase Interest in Agriculture