Map of Sundial Classical Farmstead at Woldumar Nature Center
Photo from the first day of our Liberal Arts & Sciences Program, 05 September 2023

Sundial Classical Farmstead (SCF) currently offers the following programs and is located at Woldumar Nature Center in Southwest Lansing, Michigan.

Liberal Arts & Sciences

This program is for home-schooling families seeking supplemental instruction for their children ages 5-10 for 2023-2024. It operates Monday-Thursday and follows the principles of Charlotte Mason, a 19th through early 20th century English education reformer, who believed children learn best when their days are focused on a few key elements: good literature, lots of time outside, and exploring the arts in order to experience beauty, goodness, and truth in tangible ways.

Fine Arts & Trades

This program brings together local experts and students in highly experiential demonstration and application sessions. Our students learn by practicing the Practical Arts along with Fine & Performing Arts, that is: life skills, drama, music, drawing / painting, sculpture, hobbies, leisure sports, and skilled trades like agriculture, woodworking, architecture, stonemasonry, tailoring / weaving, metalworking, electronics, navigation, and cooking to name a few.

The following videos were created for recent grant applications. They may help give you a feel for SCF and its mission and vision.

These videos of our Founder and Director of Programs serve to introduce and describe what we aim to do and what differentiates from other education options.

Mission: To form virtuous people: savoring beauty, cultivating gifts, pursuing knowledge, loving wisdom, practicing hospitality, and seeking Truth.