Admissions for North Bennington 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 North Bennington and Shaftsbury District 1 (NBGSD) 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 residents:

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• Upon enrolling at the Village School, residents are required to complete the NBGSD Residency Affidavit. Click here to download a PDF of the residency affidavit. If residency is confirmed, the NBGSD will approve enrollment and fully cover the annual tuition payment for each district student. The tuition for the 2023-2024 school year is $19,003 per student.

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 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.


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