My child attended K-4 and we could not be happier with the school. The teachers and staff know each and every one of the kids that attends as well as many of the parents, emphasis is put on community--all children are included and valued and they each know it and examplify this with the way they value and cheer on their fellow classmates. I cried the day of fourth grade graduation for not only was I proud of how far my child had come, but it felt like saying good bye to family. EVS is truly the best and are truly helping the parents raise outstanding individuals. Required testing can only show how well a student tests--not the amazing and brilliant individuals they are becoming.
We recently moved to the area and my child has been attending 3rd grade here at EVS. This school, the principal, and the teachers have been a blessing. My son has inattentive ADD and struggled in expensive private schools prior to attending EVS. This has been the best school he has attended to date. The staff has been more than helpful to get him into a 504 plan, and his teacher has really worked hard to accommodate his learning requirements. My son loves school now, his teacher, and classmates, and his performance in school and learning is constantly improving. The Principal takes time to know all the children, parents, and families. My only regret is that we didn't move our son into this school sooner.
I student taught at EVS and have had experience in various schools in New England. The community feeling at EVS is perhaps its most distinguishing characteristic. Principal and faculty work together to create an amazing learning environment for their students. In regards to community involvement, EVS goes above and beyond to help out families in need and the principal and teachers make a concerted effort to stay connected to the surrounding community. They are also constantly looking for ways to improve and keep up with 21st century learning. EVS students are engaged and challenged every day. EVS is certainly a school that focuses on the "whole child." They are committed to the welfare of each of their students as well as academic achievement. The Upper Valley is full of wonderful schools, and EVS deserves to be ranked among the best.