Grades: K - 6 | 19 students
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 Type||Alternative School|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten - 6|
|Total Students||19 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||14%
State avg.: 8%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||2 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1
National avg.: 13:1
- School Location Miles Grades Students
ThetfordGrades: 7-12 | 302 students
PO Box 190
Thetford, VT 05074
LymeGrades: K-8 | 122 students
95 Dartmouth College Highway
Lyme, NH 03768
HanoverGrades: PK-KG | 43 students
Po Box 5606
Hanover, NH 03755
White River JunctionGrades: K-4 | 18 students
2830 Christian St
White River Junction, VT 05001
LebanonGrades: PK-K | 61 students
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
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