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We believe in the liberating power of accessible and joyful education.


Our school is committed to honor the humanity of each child and provide a dynamic, collaborative, and diverse learning atmosphere where teachers and children work side by side.

We believe that school should be an inclusive place of enthusiastic, open ended play and exploration. A place where all children, families, staff, and neighbors are welcomed, supported and recognized as full members of our community. It is our wish that in our program the community is represented, its needs are served and its joy encouraged and celebrated.

Childhood is not preparation for life, childhood is life….A child is an active, participating, and contributing member of society from the time they are born.

Professor T. Ripaldi

From the blog

October and we’re rolling!

It has been a delightful 5 weeks here in Colchester. We’re learning about each other, our school, the natural world we’re part of. Slowly but surely we’re finding routines that fit us, friends to entertain us, and adventures that challenge us. We’ve been enjoying observing the season start to shift and exploring new talents. ThankContinue reading “October and we’re rolling!”

Outdoor Progress!

Thanks to community communication, we were able to find Tara of Tinkering Project VT who has worked hard to provide our school with the start of some excellent and unique play structures!