The Village School

On the Common P.O. Box 122,
Royalston, MA, 01368
     Tel: (978)249-3505
Grades: PK - 6 | 58 students
The village school has a unique curriculum based on direct contact with the natural world, kindness, and attention to the individual.
we strive to maintain a balance between the work of the mind, the heart and the body, in tune with the natural rhythm of a child's development.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 58 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Village School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 13 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(dress for paint and dirt!)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,880
Tuition Notes 7086 for full time K-6th students 3916 for 1/2 time preschool students
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rise Richardson

School Notes:

  • Our aim is to nurture children's sense of wonder and to guide their pursuit of knowledge so that each child can integrate their own experience and transform it into understanding.
  • The Village School's curriculum is project based. Outdoor exploration, nature observation, science experiments, nature projects, and gardening are integral aspects of the program. Science is the study of nature.
  • Academics are woven into the fabric of the child's life experience. Reading, writing and math tools are forged and honed daily in order to assist children in their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Our Investigations math curriculum helps develop critical thinking, use group problem solving, and master concepts with the aid of everyday material objects.
  • Many forms of creative expression are used throughout the school, including clay work, watercolor painting, dance, music singing and movement, drama, journal work, storytelling and creative writing.
  • The school is an inseparable part of a vibrant community that integrates school, work and home life. parents are welcome participants in the daily life of the school, helping to create a village atmosphere where parents, students and teachers work together in a dynamic learning community.
  • We are located on the quiet Royalston Common where we have a spacious green playground surrounded by forest.

Profile last updated: 04/11/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Immaculate Heart Of Mary School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immaculate Heart Of Mary School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Petersham Montessori Schools (10.2 miles away)
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