Now enrolling new students for the 2023-2024 school year!

Contact us today at or call 802-442-5955 for more information and to schedule a visit.

The Village School’s highly rated Pre-K Program is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year for students ages 3, 4, and 5 years old. Program information, rates and subsidies, and application can be provided upon request.

There are also several tuition-based openings for grades K-6 for families living outside of North Bennington and Shaftsbury District 1. We encouraged interested families to inquire for more information.


A community-based school for all North Bennington and Shaftsbury District 1 residents…

The Village School of North Bennington is a pre-K through grade six independent school “town academy” located in North Bennington, Vermont. Our educational model is unique and offers students the opportunities of an independent school, while serving a public mission to ensure a quality education for all who attend.

We serve approximately 150 students, nearly all from the surrounding school district, which includes North Bennington and Shaftsbury, District 1. Families living in these districts have school “choice” for K-6 and their student(s) can attend the Village School through tuition paid for by The North Bennington Graded School District (NBGSD). Click here to view the NBGSD map. Upon enrolling at the Village School, residents must complete the NBGSD residency affidavit.

Click here for a visual on how education works in the North Bennington Graded School District.

The Village School admits students of any race, color, gender, gender identity, nationality, 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, national, and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.


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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.