Admissions for K-6 students living outside of the North Bennington Graded School District
The Village School of North Bennington is a Pre-K through Sixth Grade independent school “town academy.” We serve approximately 140 students, nearly all from the surrounding school district, which includes North Bennington and Shaftsbury, District 1. Families living in the North Bennington Graded School (NBGS) District have school “choice” for K-6 and their student(s) can attend the Village School at no cost. Click here for more information if you live in the NBGS District.
All families are welcome to apply!
Village School students benefit from an educational program committed to excellence and to fostering each child’s highest potential. Academic instruction is rounded out with enrichment programming in art, music, STEM, foreign languages, nature, physical education, health and wellness, and more.
Diverse and creative learning opportunities characterize a Village School experience both inside the classroom and in the greater world. From camping overnight in a Vermont State Park to traveling to the Statue of Liberty, from visiting art and science museums to growing food in our local gardens for Meals on Wheels, our students are offered a plethora of memorable and meaningful ways to deepen their learning and broaden their understanding.
We care deeply about our children, our community, our environment, and each other. It is this caring relationship that forms the foundation for all that we do. It is the Village School’s philosophy that children who feel safe, secure, and nurtured will be successful and joyful learners.
The Village School admits students of any race, color, gender, gender identity, nationality, religion, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Village School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, nor national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.
Children are at the heart of all we do. We nurture a child's curiosity, ignite enthusiasm for exploring, develop tools for inquiry, for invention, for achievement. We welcome families into a community-wide collaboration to help our children grow into their best selves - responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, makers of the future.