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Southshire Community School Photo #1 - Students at Southshire Community School are friends, but often it feels as if they are more like family.
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Southshire Community School Photo #1 - Students at Southshire Community School are friends, but often it feels as if they are more like family.
Southshire Community School Photo #2 - Our curriculum extends beyond our school building. We study science and observe our world around us; we study math and apply it in our daily encounters; we study and then write poetry, taking in our experiences and making them art. Students are infused not just with knowledge and information, but most importantly, curiosity about the world around them and how
Southshire Community School Photo #3 - Southshire Community School fosters a deep sense of play and joy in every learner.
Southshire Community School Photo #4 - At Southshire Community School kindness matters. We create a supportive and respectful learning environment where everyone is seen and valued for who they are.
Southshire Community School Photo #5 - Southshire Community School teaches students ages 4-14 (k-8). Our small school encourages older students and younger students to learn from one another; to see each other not in levels but as learners.
Southshire Community School Photo #6 - Close, personalized learning support happens in one-on-one instruction, through small group lessons. Southshire Community School is led by Coleen Healy, the school's elementary teacher. Coleen comes with decades of experience and draws on a deep set of approaches and tools that she has studied, applied, and fostered for more than 30 years.
Southshire Community School Photo #7 - Students take frequent breaks between lessons, outside time and exploration of our North Bennington, VT campus is encouraged. Students enjoy tree swings, playgrounds, seesaws, balance beams, a plethora of outdoor equipment and plenty of room and woods to be in nature with friends.
Southshire Community School Photo #8 - Students, their ideas and their work are taken seriously at Southshire Community School.
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Southshire views education as the art of knowledge.  Our students engage in the pursuit of joyful discovery through active thinking. We strive to help children become invidivduals who posses academic and critcal thinking skills, a love of learning and a strong interest in becoming creative, contributiong members of our community.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Individual Learning Styles
Year Founded
1987

Student Body

Total Students
24 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 10%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
3%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Southshire strives to make our school available to all students.
Admissions Director
Coleen Healy
Admissions Associate
school@southshire.org

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

School Notes

  • Southshire Community school brings together children of all ages to learn and exploer life's lessons. We believe our community approach to learning empowers students to become confident leaners capable of critcal thinking, creative expresssion, problem solving and teamwork. They know their voice is valued.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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