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TRADITIONAL
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We believe that students learn best not by memorizing theories in the classroom but by putting theories into practice in the field and experiencing the results firsthand.

At Camphill Academy, life is your classroom.

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CAMPHILL ACADEMY

CAMPHILL ACADEMY

CAMPHILL ACADEMY

Nationally accredited higher education within Camphill

The Camphill Academy is a community of learning embedded in the life and work of the Camphill Movement in North America. The Academy emphasizes field-based learning in the context of community living with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The course work is rooted in rich and diverse hands-on experiences, which provide the driving force for the educational process and challenge students to ever further growth in personal capacities, practical skills, insight and understanding.

Academy students are integrated into the life and activities of their host communities. This immersion forms an integral part of their educational experiences and provides the foundation for the growth of their personal and professional capacities. The Camphill Academy curriculum includes academic and artistic coursework, supervised practice in caregiving, education, social agriculture, and specialized therapies.

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EDUCATION

Pursue your passion for learning through the Camphill Academy

Offering the only program of its kind in the English language, the Camphill Academy attracts students from all over the world. All program costs are funded by the participating communities in the form of a Community Fellowship, so there is no tuition or cost to students. This allows everyone in the Academy to pursue an education without incurring debt.

Programs emphasize field-based learning within the context of community life. In addition to academic and artistic coursework, students’ activities include participation in extended-family living, the cultivation of an active cultural and spiritual life, and supervised practice within the context of the home, classroom, craft studio, farm, café, or other inclusive enterprises.

The Camphill Academy offers three consecutive levels of certification, which build on each other and are typically completed in one, three, or five years of full-time study. Students can pursue a bachelor’s degree through one of the Academy’s partner colleges and universities.

DEBT-FREE HIGHER<br />
EDUCATION
DEBT-FREE HIGHER<br />
EDUCATION

Pursue your passion for learning through the Camphill Academy

Offering the only program of its kind in the English language, the Camphill Academy attracts students from all over the world. All program costs are funded by the participating communities in the form of a Community Fellowship, so there is no tuition or cost to students. This allows everyone in the Academy to pursue an education without incurring debt.

Programs emphasize field-based learning within the context of community life. In addition to academic and artistic coursework, students’ activities include participation in extended-family living, the cultivation of an active cultural and spiritual life, and supervised practice within the context of the home, classroom, craft studio, farm, café, or other inclusive enterprises.

The Camphill Academy offers three consecutive levels of certification, which build on each other and are typically completed in one, three, or five years of full-time study. Students can pursue a bachelor’s degree through one of the Academy’s partner colleges and universities.

EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION
EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION

Take an educational path that leads beyond the classroom every single day

Inclusive social development and community building are core goals of Camphill Academy coursework. Contemplative practices are cultivated as an essential means for self-education, self-reflection, and self-development. The fine and performing arts permeate all aspects of the learning process, supporting and enhancing the development of practical skills, inter- and intrapersonal capacities, and conceptual knowledge.

Camphill Academy alumni here in the U.S. and all around the world have assumed professional and leadership positions in education, human and social services, land stewardship, research, and administration. Graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in social work and innovative education. Some have even started much-needed Camphill-inspired initiatives around the world.