Mission Statement

Village School is a warm and welcoming place for girls to discover their strengths, find their own voices, and grow into confident, self-reliant, and intellectually curious learners. By providing the skills and support necessary to engage in a challenging four-year curriculum, Village School prepares girls to safely take risks and make responsible personal and academic choices.

We believe that:

  • An all-girls environment allows girls to develop independent self expression.
  • Enhancing the social, emotional, and physical well being of girls is necessary for a well-rounded education.
  • Extending learning beyond the classroom walls and into the community fosters compassion and social responsibility.

We believe learning is successful when:

  • Understanding is constructed by the student using prior knowledge.
  • There is a balance between challenge and comfort.
  • Content is related to past learning, connected to future learning and made relevant across disciplines.
  • Students are motivated from within as well as by the interaction with peers and the learning environment.
  • Students are able to reflect on the act of learning and intentionally employ techniques to further their knowledge.
  • A variety of teaching and assessment strategies are employed.
  • The community of students, teachers, and staff embraces the importance of learning and the power of knowledge.