The Village School of North Bennington is a pre-K through grade six independent school “town academy” located in North Bennington, Vermont. 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 at no cost. The North Bennington Graded School District (NBGSD) is responsible for paying tuition for resident children. Click here to view the NBGSD map. Upon enrolling at the Village School, residents must complete an 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, national 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 and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.

Families living out of district are invited to apply to the Village School on a tuition-basis. Acceptance of all students for whom the Village School can provide appropriate educational services will be based upon the student’s desire to learn and the family’s commitment to support the school and its mission. 

The best way to get to know the Village School is to come and visit. Please call us at 802-442-5955 or send an email to to schedule a visit and start the admissions process. Need-based financial aid may be available for qualifying families.

Thank you for your interest in the Village School!

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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.