Open Fields School

Tel: (802)785-2077
Open Fields is a small non-graded private school, just off the common on Thetford Hill, Vermont.
Founded in 1971 by Jean K.
Aull, it is open to all children, ages 4 through 12.
The central philosophy of Open Fields is that children are naturally eager to explore and discover and learn, and that every natural activity of children is, in itself, a learning experience.
Children learn most successfully when they are free to do their very best, free from excessive competition with their peers, and free from the fear of failure.
Failure to master something the first time or failure to be "first" must never mean disgrace, but must mean simply that it is time to attack the problem or skill again, with humor, determination, and courage.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 6

Student Body

Total Students 14 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 7%
Students by Grade Open Fields School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Thetford Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Crossroads Academy (3.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Montessori Children''s School (4 miles away)
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  • Thetford Thetford Academy
    PO Box 190
    Thetford , VT , 05074
    (802)785-4805
    0  mi  |  302  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Lyme Crossroads Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    95 Dartmouth College Highway
    Lyme , NH , 03768
    (603)795-3111
    Special Program Emphasis
    3.4  mi  |  130  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Hanover The Montessori Children''s School
    Montessori School
    Po Box 5606
    Hanover , NH , 03755
    (603)643-2828
    Montessori School
    4  mi  |  12  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • White River Junction Willow School    
    Special Program Emphasis
    2830 Christian Street
    White River Junction , VT , 05001
    (802)295-7191
    Special Program Emphasis
    9  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  K-3
  • West Lebanon New Life Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    407 N. Main St.
    West Lebanon , NH , 03784
    (603)643-5133
    (Christian)
    9.6  mi  |  39  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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