Village School in Royalston holds open house

Staff Reports

Published: 02-08-2023 3:18 PM

The Village School is hosting an open house on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m.-noon. Families can see classrooms, meet teachers, talk to current parents and students, meet alumni and learn about the curriculum.

Information will be available about the admissions process, financial aid, and openings in preschool, kindergarten and first through fifth grade for next fall.

From 10 to 11:45 a.m., children can join in arts and crafts and science activities in the classrooms. Coffee, tea and light refreshments are served throughout the morning, in the fifth and sixth classrooms. There are no openings for sixth-graders.

The open house takes place in the new Village School building on the Camp Caravan property in Royalston and visitors can walk through the spacious, sunlit new building.

Director Risa Richardson was asked about where learning begins.

“Beyond initial curiosity, the foundation of learning is relationship. Each teacher has a personal relationship with each of his or her students,” Richardson said. “Our teachers know their students well, and this relationship gives the student security to take risks and rise to a challenge. Relationship also means acceptance by your peers. The school provides a safe, warm social environment where children respect each other, accept each other and work together in small or large groups easily. Each student does their personal best, while cooperating in a group and working towards understanding together.

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“We believe in growth mindset, the confidence that all children are mathematicians, all children are writers, all children are artists, knowing that it is through effort and practice that each child can develop and further their abilities and talents. ”

The Village School is an affordable independent school for children from Preschool through the sixth grade, located at at 253 S. Royalston Road (Rt. 68), Royalston. For more information, call 978 249-3505, or go to