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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

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Look through our student photo albums. 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.

Poetry Project

Winter Poetry Project

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

Read more about our Poetry Week >>

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

Enjoy this article about the Value of Reading with a Buddy >>

Read an article about Learning in an Atmosphere of Collaboration and Cooperation written by our director, Rise Richardson. A terrific read >>

Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

Parent Reminders

Upcoming Field Trips

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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 ...

Community Events

  • May Day Celebration! Tuesday, May 2nd, 9 am on Royalston Common

    May Day at The Village SchoolThe public is invited to an old fashioned May Day celebration on Tuesday May 3 at 9:00 a.m. at the Village School in Royalston. Children can join in May Pole weaving and dancing. There will be singing of traditional songs and rounds, with local musicians. Rumor has it that the Millers River Morris Men will appear, unable to contain themselves, and leap and pound the earth to drive out winter and awaken the earth, and bring fertility to the crops, the fields, the animals and the people! Young and old will join in the uplifting "Shepherds' Hay" to complete the event. This event will last under an hour, just enough time to greet spring and evade the black flies.

    The Village School, an independent school serving preschool through the 6th grade, is located in the old brick Raymond School building on Royalston common.

    The rain date for May Day is Wednesday, May 3.

    For more information call the school at 978 249 3505. View the Press Release >>
  • It's Spring! Come to Open Visiting Days

    Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come at 8:30 a.m. to observe a class and then meet with our Director Rise Richardson or with Curriculum Director, Wendy Davenport. Please call in advance to schedule. 978 249 3505.

  • Dance Week at the Village School

    Many thanks to the Mass. Cultural Council for awarding the school a STAR Residency grant to have Anna Hendricks, dancer and dance teacher, teach at the school for a full week. Anna uses a concept-based approach to teaching creative dance, allowing for students of all body-types and levels of physical and artistic experience to explore and enjoy dancing.
    Read all about it >>

  • Read a great article by George Bennett about Making Writing Fun >>
  • If you missed the last Open House,

    call the school to visit and observe classrooms
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