Admissions for North Bennington Graded School District and Shaftsbury District 1 Residents

The Village School is the elementary school of choice for our district, offering a unique “town academy” educational model that provides students living in the North Bennington Graded School District (NBGSD) and Shaftsbury District 1 (D1) with the opportunities of an independent school, while serving a public mission to ensure a quality education for all who attend. Our school offers an outstanding academic program and is known for its caring, creative, and dedicated teachers who are committed to fostering each student’s growth. We value a well-rounded education, which includes a strong focus on enrichment through the arts, music, outdoor nature experiences, field trips, and more. Approximately 140 students attend the Village School on an annual basis. The Village School has a highly regarded Pre-K program and also offers enrollment to out-of-district families on a tuition basis and space permitting.

Tuition is covered for NBGSD and Shaftsbury D1 residents:

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• All K-6 age-eligible students living in the NBGSD and Shaftsbury D1 Village School are welcome to attend the Village School upon approval of residency. In order to enroll at the Village School, the parent/guardian must first complete the Residency Affidavit. Click here to download a PDF of the residency affidavit.

• When residency is confirmed, the NBGSD Prudential Committee will approve enrollment and fully cover the annual tuition payment for each district student. The tuition for the 2024-2025 school year is $19,953 per student.

• The Village School provides a full range of support services and special education services for in-district students who are determined to be eligible for these services.

For additional information or questions regarding enrolling at the Village School or to schedule a visit, please contact us at or call our main office at 802-442-5955.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Village School is welcoming to all students. The Village School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, nor national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission and enrollment policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.


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