AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL WITH A PUBLIC PURPOSE

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Your gift supports core programming

Our school’s unique educational model offers students the opportunities of an independent school while serving a public mission to ensure a fine educational program for all who attend. We value having students from a wide range of backgrounds, abilities, and aptitudes—but tuition alone does not cover all of the costs of meeting the educational needs for each student. Without your gift, students’ school experience would be dramatically different. Your gift provides essential support to our school’s operating budget, impacting each student, teacher, and staff member every day. 

Grandfriends DAy 2019 reading

Literacy & Social Studies

Developing strong literacy skills is critical to our students’ success in life, enabling them to seek out information, explore subjects in­ depth, and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. Our school uses the “Science of Reading” for teaching reading, spelling, and writing to inform decisions about assessment, instruction, and curricula. Social studies is also a fundamental part of our students’ instruction, as they learn the foundational elements of history, geography, the U.S. government, and past civilizations.

Math & Science

We value teaching math in a way that our students develop an understanding of the why, not just the how, behind the knowledge and skills they are learning. Science instruction also fuses the abstract with the concrete through engagement with the natural world and hands-­on experiences that stoke our students’  curiosity, sense of wonder, and enthusiasm. Investigations and inventions are encouraged as part of their active learning in all STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math).

NCY Field trip 2018

Technology

Use of digital tools and equipment at the Village School has expanded the realm of possibilities for how our teachers teach and how our students learn. Innovative, interactive software and applications enable our teachers to reinforce and enhance their instructional content, as well as motivate students and respond more effectively to their wide variety of learning abilities and styles. Students have the opportunity to be producers of content, and they have 21st century tools for creativity and innovation.

 

Mission

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.