Village Community School

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Village Community School Photo #1 - We love VCS!
  • Since its founding in 1970, Village Community School's goal has been to develop self-motivated students who view learning as an exciting and rewarding process that will continue throughout their lives.
  • We strive to be a diverse community where equity, justice and excellence are interdependent, and children become effective citizens, with the ability to make meaningful contributions.
  • Our social-studies based curriculum matches a child's developing ability to study the world across time and place, peoples and cultures.
  • We teach subject matter in depth with a strong interdisciplinary focus, allowing children to gain a substantial body of knowledge, along with the ability to see the connections among various areas of learning.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students358 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Village Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$43,750
% on Financial Aid
22%
Admissions DirectorEsther Lee
Admissions AssociateBarbara Binswanger Charlton

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsCross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballCross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Jazz Band, Jazz Dance, Recorder Ensemble, Rock Band

School Notes

  • Since its founding in 1970, Village Community School's goal has been to develop self-motivated students who view learning as an exciting and rewarding process that will continue throughout their lives. We strive to be a diverse community where equity, justice and excellence are interdependent, and children become effective citizens, with the ability to make meaningful contributions. Our social-studies based curriculum matches a child's developing ability to study the world across time and place, peoples and cultures. We teach subject matter in depth with a strong interdisciplinary focus, allowing children to gain a substantial body of knowledge, along with the ability to see the connections among various areas of learning.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Grades: PK-8 | 380 students
    0.5 miles
    146 W 13th St
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 242-7802
    0.5 PK-8
    380
  • New York
    Grades: NS-8 | 465 students
    5.4 miles
    610 W 112th Street
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 875-4433
    5.4 NS-8
    465
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 705 students
    4.2 miles
    610 East 83rd Street
    New York, NY 10028
    (212) 744-8582
    4.2 K-12
    705
  • New York
    Grades: PK-5 | 448 students
    3 miles
    33 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10023
    3 PK-5
    448
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 650 students
    0.4 miles
    272 Sixth Avenue
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 477-5316
    0.4 PK-12
    650

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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We just started at VCS. The school had been highly recommended through various families who are "true" New Yorkers having been raised in the city themselves.The k-8 system was new to me. But as I learned during the school tour process,it made a lot of sense given how focused it allows the administration to be in getting to know their students and creating a close knit school culture. So far we have been very impressed by the school administration and teachers. They are extremely professional and easily accessible. The class size and mixed grade classroom is amazing. Music, art, every day gym, foreign language, woodshop, and technology really complete the curriculum. Early hour teacher assistance and afterschool activities. The parent community is active and kind. Our children have embraced this school. Their first reactions were "the learning is really good here "and "I really love this school".
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I was searching for high schools to apply to when I came across this website and had to express my love for my k-8 school: am a 14 year old girl in the 8th grade at VCS. I started VCS 9 years ago in kindergarten, or as we call it, the 5/6s. I can't tell you what this school has done for me. My grade is under 30 kids, so we are all super close. We each have our own passions, but we always support each other and try new things. I was the quiet girl in kindergarten, but VCS taught me what really matters, community and awareness for yourself and others. I am now confident in myself and my classmates. I honestly love my classmates more than I can say. We are seriously the biggest family ever. This sounds totally cliché, but VCS is the greatest gift you can give to your child. I used to be jealous of my friends who went to "top schools," but now I realize I would never trade my VCS experience for anything, Whereas other schools have cliques and popularity, we are really such a family. We all take pride in not fitting in to the "Status quo." For example, when some kids from another school invited some of us to see a (very inappropriate) movie, we all denied, and instead went to see Alvin and the Chipmuncks....and this was in 6th grade!!! VCS is an a fairly unknown school, but the academics are fantastic. I have discovered my passion for writing there. The arts and sports are incredible as well. I do theater and softball (the sports teams are all inclusive so that kids can discover their passions) and I do watercolor. Anyway, I am sorry for going on and on, but honestly, if you want your child to be an open-minded, self respecting, outgoing, (safe) risk taking student and person in general, I can honestly say VCS is the place. I just can't express my love for the students and teachers here. I just....I''m going to miss them all so much next year :(
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