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VRP Member Schools
The VRP schools are predominately rural, face a variety of economic challenges and are located
in the central and northeast part of the state of Vermont. Approximately 3,000 students Pre -K to 12
attend VRP schools.*
*unless other wise noted, schools are PK to 6
Barnet School is located on approximately 80 acres of land that border the Stevens River, in Caledonia Co. VT. The school contains a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade student body. Students from Barnet, West Barnet, Barnet Center, Peacham, Passumpsic, and McIndoe Falls attend here.
Enrollment: K-8 [200 students]
Principal: Shawn Gonyaw
VRP Coordinators: Jean Denson, Tina Fearon, Sue Persson, and Penny Stevenson
163 Kid Row, Barnet, VT 05821 phone: 633-4978 / Fax 633-4497
l website: www.kidrow.net
Cabot School [on leave]
Situated in the northeast corner of Washington County, Vermont and bordering the Northeast Kingdom, Cabot is an agricultural community of 1,200 people and home of theCabot Creamery.
Enrollment: Pre K-12, 239 students
Principal: Karen Stewart l VRP Contact: Lynn Talamini
25 Common Road
Cabot, VT 05647
email: email@example.com l firstname.lastname@example.org
|| Doty Memorial School
Enrollment: K 6 [75 students]
Principal: David Harnett
PO Box 162, 24 Calais Road
Worcester, VT 05862
Eden Central School is a dynamic school of a little over 100 children. Our teachers are well trained and dedicated to improving learning for all students. The school is fortunate to be nestled in a community that cares about its children. As an example, we have an on-going after-school program that meets the remedial needs of students while also offering an enrichment and challenge program. Many community members along with Eden high school students help make this program a success.
Enrollment: Pre-K-6 [120 students]
Principal: Jeff Lindgren • email@example.com
PO Box 29, Eden, VT 05652 l phone: 635-6630
email: / firstname.lastname@example.org l website: edenschool.net
|Fayston Elementary School
Fayston School is located in the beautiful Mad River Valley and nestled between two of Vermont's most notable ski resorts: Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. There are a 104 students from pre-k through 6th grade that make up the student body. Fayston prides itself on being a tight knit community, with supportive parents, and ample opportunity to connect student learning with the context of place.
Enrollment: Pre-K to 6th Grade [128 students]
Principal: Jean Berthiaume
VRP Coordinators: Doug Bergstein, Carla Lewis, Allison Schlageter,
Nora McDonough, and Cory Stephenson (parent)
782 German Flats Road, Fayston VT 05673
phone: (802) 496-3636
/ Fax (802) 496-5297
l website: www.faystonschool.org
Hyde Park Elementary School, in the Village and Town of Hyde Park, VT, is a school of 250 Pre-K through 6th grade students. There are currently two classes for each grade with the exception of Kindergarten, where rising enrollments have required a third classrooms. As a Vermont elementary school, we adhere to the Vermont Framework of Standards and Grade Level Expectations in terms of the curriculum that is taught. You can see those standards and grade level expectations for yourself by going to curriculum.In addition to our general education curriculum, we offer art, music, physical education, guidance, health, library and technology. We make every attempt to integrate these fields into the general curriculum in order to encourage the transfer of knowledge from one field to another. We also offer an after school program throughout the school year, with activities intended to meet student interests and an hour for homework for those students staying until 5 pm.
Enrollment: PK-6 [250 students]
Principal: Diane Reilly
address: 50 E. Main St., Hyde Park, VT 05655
email: ___________________ l website: ______________________
|Isle La Motte School
The Isle La Motte School is nestled on a small island, 5 miles long and 2 miles wide in the northern part of Lake Champlain. We have a new, modern school building which houses an average enrollment of 35 students in grades K-6. We have three multi-age classrooms, a large multi-purpose room (gym/cafeteria), a library, work-study office, kitchen, nurses' office, and a large outside playground. After 6th grade, the students graduate from Isle La Motte. They complete their junior and high school years off the island at local surrounding schools.
Enrollment: K-6, [28 students]
534 School Road, Isle La Motte, Vermont 05463 l phone:
email: email@example.com l website: www.gisu.org/islelamotte
|Lakeview Elementary School
Lakeview educates the children of the towns of Greensboro and Stannard. Kindergarten through sixth grade students attend classes in one of two buildings. Staff and students have wide opportunities to learn beyond academics. The music, art and physical education programs are integral parts of the curriculum. With the help of community volunteers, skiing and snow shoeing once a week adds variety to physical education in the wintertime.
Enrollment: K-6 [67 students]
Principal: Karen Weeks • firstname.lastname@example.org
189 Lauredon Avenue
Greensboro, VT 05841
phone: 802-533-7066 l fax: 802-533-2962 l website: www.ossu.org
With an average student-to-teacher ratio of 18-to-1, Moretown Elementary students get plenty of personal attention in an environment that’s made for exploring. Situated at the gateway of the Mad River Valley, the Moretown School community offers accessible outdoor and educational opportunities to meet a wide variety of student learning needs. We have a strong sense of place and school spirit that continues to unite and inspire us as a learning community.
Enrollment: Pre K-6, 120 students,
plus an afterschool/daycare program
Principal: Duane Pierson
VRP Contact: Pam Dow, Kindergarten Teacher
940 Vermont Route 100BMoretown, VT 05660
||Newark Street School
Enrollment: K-8 [66 students]
Principal: Mary Anne Riggie
1448 Newark Street
Newark, VT 05871-9735
Peacham Elementary School is a small, rural school in Peacham, Vermont, a Northeast Kingdom town of approximately 700 residents. Our student population consists of approximately fifty students in four multiage classrooms ranging from pre-school through grade six. We are proud of our academic excellence, our friendly atmosphere, our innovative programs, and our community connections.
Enrollment: K-6, [52 students]
Principal: Hank Ruppertsberger
PO Box 271
Peacham, VT 05462 l phone: 802-592-3513
Roxbury Village School is a learning community that seeks success for each student. We have developed a learning program that engages students to be active learners. The goal for students at Roxbury Village is to come to school each day to learn new things about themselves and the world around them. The teachers at RVS set high expectations and create a caring environment for all of our students. Our program is student-centered. We encourage students to learn, celebrate their creativity, initiative, and individuality, through their daily interactions in the classroom, as well as, through their participation in many supplemental and enriching programs. RVS is the heart of the Roxbury community. We strive to bring a high quality program that all citizens value and support. We welcome community input and encourage volunteering in the school.
Enrollment: Pre K-6 [30 students]
Principal: Jude Newman
VRP Coordinator: Theresa White
1559 Route 12 A Roxbury, Vermont 05669
Phone: 802-485-7768 Fax: 802-485-9304
email: _________________ l website: ________________
|Samuel Morey Elementary [Rivendell District]
Samuel Morey Elementary School serves students from the towns Orford, New Hampshire and Fairlee, Vermont. The two towns sit on opposite sides of the Connecticut River and are connected by the Fairlee, Orford Bridge. The school is located in Fairlee, and sits in a neighborhood with playground and sports fields. We emphasize high academic expectations for all students and a strong belonging community. We are committed to the principles of the Responsive Classroom model and emphasize core concepts throughout the year.
Principal: Gail Kieling • email: email@example.com
214 School St, Fairlee, VT, 05045 l phone: 802-333-9755
|Thetford Academy [on leave]
Located on over 200 acres at the height of Thetford Hill, Thetford Academy is an independent school. It serves as the designated public high school for the town of Thetford, Vermont and as a choice school for a large number of Upper Valley towns. Thetford Academy offers a challenging college-preparatory program as well as access to a comprehensive technical education program.
Enrollment: 7-12, [380 students]
Principal: Bill Bugg
VRP Coord: Steve Niederhauser
PO Box 190
Thetford, VT 05074-0190 l phone: 802-785-4805
email: firstname.lastname@example.org l website: www.thetfordacademy.org
|Twinfield Union High School
Twinfield Union School is a public 4-year union school serving the towns of Plainfield and Marshfield, Vermont which are rural communities located approximately 15 miles east of the state capital in Montpelier, Vermont. Students range from pre-school through twelfth grade in the school which opened in 1970. The faculty and administration consists of 94 staff members.
Enrollment: Grades: 9-12 [425 students]
Principal: Mark Mooney
106 Nasmith Rd., Plainfield, VT 05667 l phone: 802-426-3213
email: email@example.com l website: www.twinfield.net
Our mission is to provide all Walden children with a supportive and safe learning environment. Learning in the Walden School is meaningful, personal, relevant, and connected to all students, preparing them to face life’s challenges.
Principal: Martha DuBuque
135 Cahoon Farm Road
West Danville, VT 05873
||Washington Village School [currently on leave]
Enrollment: K 8, 89 students
Washington, VT 05675
email: Srodman.firstname.lastname@example.org / Rgardner.email@example.com
|Westshire Elementary School [Rivendell District]
Westshire Elementary School serves approximately 85 students from the towns of West Fairlee and Vershire, and houses additional preschoolers from the entire district. Located in the village of West Fairlee, the school sits on 17 beautiful acres that include athletic fields, a playground, and a flowing stream. We come together as a learning community regularly to celebrate one another’s accomplishments by showcasing individual work, as well as class projects. Classes take turns hosting these community meetings.
Enrollment: Pre-K-5,[ 67 students]
Principal: Joan Holcombe • email: jholcombe@@rivendell.org
744 route 113, West Fairlee, Vt 05085 l phone: 802-333-4668
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