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15 OVERALL RATINGS

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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 21 reviews about all of the school topics.

Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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Although I do not have direct experience with this, I have seen how they treat and handle other children with disabilities.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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The school does not tolerate disrespectful students and helps to build character with the kids.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Quite a bit of interaction with the parents. At least 2-3 yearly conferences and a great deal of back and forth communication.

Amount of homework: Agree


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There is an expectation that students will have daily homework and that parents will monitor and, where needed, assist their child.



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We have had 3 kids go through GVS - each had their own strengths and weaknesses - and the school was able to prepare them all very well for their next educational step. Parents are expected to participate in the educational process.




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We have had an excellent experience with GVS for our kids. The teachers are available to work with parents and students to make individual plans. It is a true community.



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GVS is a fantastic school.I noticed a couple comments that were very harsh....One word comes to mind... "Pretentious" They have "gifted" kids... They had to send their "gifted" kids to privet school... what this parent is saying is they passed this "Gifted" gene on to there"Gifted" child and the Gifted child is a reflection of how Gifted they are... Don't listen to this negativity. GVS has been great for my children. The test scores they get prove what i'm saying and they have time for play as well.



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Our son has had learning difficulties and the staff has been supportive, open, and understanding since he started Kindergarten. Each teacher he has had worked with us, took time to make the accommodations he needed, and were emotionally supportive of his needs. Teachers are prepared, diligent, and dedicated to their professions in general at GVS (we have been fortunate to have wonderful teachers in each grade). Students have a plethora of resources at their disposal--technology in the classroom, computer labs, tons of extra-curricular activities--in a warm and nurturing environment. Like other commentators have mentioned, there can be a certain tendency to conformity and high performers could have more programs to push them academically, but overall this is an excellent school.




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I am extremely unhappy with the education my children are receiving at GVS. They focus on the common core curriculum and teach based solely on how to perform on the state exams. There is absolutely no opportunity for students that are gifted and ahead of their peers to excel. My children are bored in class and learning very little that they don't already know. I find that I get more accomplished an hour or two at home than they do in a week at the school. I'm trying to get my children into the Hanover school system.



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Both my kids have attended GVS since 2008. They have excelled! The school has done a great job offering different kinds of groups with Guidance like Lunch Bunch or sibling groups. They have the Green Team which emphasizes good behavior. They seem to break classes up each year so kids do not get stuck in a clique. The new principal seems very competent. I am also a teacher in Vermont (live in Grantham) and am MORE than pleased with GVS.

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Last modified Grantham Village School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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