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 Overview

School Type Alternative School
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-6

Student Body

Total Students 19 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade Open Fields School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1

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The average private school tuition in Vermont is $8,973 for elementary schools and $31,532 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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