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The Village School is an independent school for students from preschool through the 6th grade. Located in Royalston, Massachusetts, the Village School serves children from over 20 of the surrounding nearby communities in north central Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire.

The nature based Village School education focuses on in-depth, hands-on academic studies together with kindness and attention to the individual student. student drawn lady bug

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Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Look through our student photo albums and new photo blog. You'll find photographs from our current and past student body participating in a variety of school events.

Student Artwork

Student Art Work

Find a wonderful selection of student art work. You'll see examples from preschool through sixth grade.

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Poetry Project

Winter Poetry Project

Another all school collaboration. Classes brainstormed words and phrases, and wrote poems together.

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Current Videos

Current Videos

Music, student created and performed plays and seasonal celebrations are a part of the school environment and curriculum. Please take a look at some of our current videos.

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Interesting Reading:

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Read how theme study integrates curriculum and makes learning meaningful. Find the details here >>

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Families Share

"The Village School extends my reach as a parent, gently guiding my children to dig in deep and tend to their gifts, then patiently awaiting for them to emerge in their own right time, in sync with the seasons and the greater rhythm of the world around them." - Brooke C., mom of 2nd grader Sam and preschooler Luke.

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Academic Highlights



The Village School provides a warm, safe, supportive, nurturing garden for children to grow and become themselves. Teachers are facilitators, gardeners and role models ...

K - Grade 1

Kindergarten - Grade 1

Themes last over five weeks. They reflect the changing seasons and give children a taste of some of the subjects that are covered in the upper grades ...

Grade 2 - Grade 3

Grade 2 - Grade 3

The foundation for all learning at the Village School is a strong sense of community. The children view themselves as integral members of the larger Village School ...

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Our day starts at 8.30, with a class meeting circle, run by each of the children in turn. By taking responsibility for the meeting, the children learn both how to lead a meeting ...

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