Curious Minds Convening At Friends Academy...

By Friends Academy | Aug 28, 2017

The Encompass Community For Independent Learning is a new group forming in Dartmouth, MA. Our mission is to provide experiential offerings and free/affordable resources to homeschool families and life-long learners of all ages. We aim to build a hub of information centered upon curiosity, generated by and for Independent Learners! Thanks to this amazing partnership with the Center For Education Innovation, we are able to offer…


  • All Weather Friends Nature School Ample time for personal exploration and free play, artfully balanced by an (optional) guided, in-depth adventure experience! Nature study and mindfulness activities, culminating in the group’s picnic lunch. For ages 7-14, Monday and/or Wednesday 9:15am-12:30pm, $60/Day for the year or in seasonal blocks


  • Encompass On Campus Short Courses in special interest topics such as Music, Drama, STEAM and Foreign Language lead by an expert in their field. Percussion, Improv and Mini-maker Space beginning October 4th! 6 week courses for ages 7-10 and 11-14 on Wednesday afternoons, Only $10 per class!

  • FREE events for whole families once a month on Wednesday evenings: We are hosting AHEM (Advocates of Home Education in Massachusetts) for a workshop on how to Get Started Homeschooling on Wednesday October 11th, Patrick Farenga will be present for a Q & A Chat about Unschooling on November 29th, “Dear Younger Me; An Elder Wisdom Circle” on Wednesday December 13th.


  • Workshops in support of the Multiple Intelligences (w/ special guests such as the Zeiterion Theater, Cape Cod African Dance and Drum, DNRT, etc.)

  • FREE Playgroup for early learners (age 3-6) and their homeschool-intending parents, which will serve as a support circle for families just starting on their homeschool journey.


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