Open Fields School
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: Kindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 23 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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The application deadline for Open Fields School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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