We have been very happy with the MVVS experience and community. Two out of three teacher experiences so far between our two kids have been exceptional and the third was positive if not overwhelmingly so. The new principal is outstanding: very driven, a great communicator and truly appears to care about the kids and the school at a level I have not seen often.
Mont Vernon Village School has acquired one of the best principal's in the area. He is clearly committed to placing teachers according to their strengths and developing a student body that is both respectful and curious.
Mont Vernon Village School is one of the Best Schools in Southern NH. The new principle is committed to fostering the growth and development of all the students. We moved from Amherst NH to Mont Vernon back in 2001. Our children have been attending for years and are thriving both academically, and socially. There are a lot of community and area supported programs which are also available (Lacrosse, basketball, football soccer and dance).
MVVS has a great student body, a wonderful facility, and the teachers are for the most part outstanding and committed. The small class size helps build community, but can be stifling, depending on the child. In addition, the close-knit nature of the community may feel provincial and exclusive at times. However, the disconnect between test scores and the parent reviews speaks to a structural issue, which speaks to a leadership issue. This is why so many parents are taking their children out of the school. The principal is committed to driving the school to mediocrity. She appears unwilling to address real problems (such as the few truly toxic teachers at the school), has multiple times refused to respond to concerns with classroom issues, and seems incapable of getting a reasonable school budget passed. I come from a long line of educators and have seen good number of principals over our the course of our children's education. This is frankly the poorest I've seen. All-in-all, what I see in the school is committed and talented teachers compensating for a principal who is simply out of her depth.
We moved here one year ago, and having thoroughly researched the data on the web, I must say this school surpasses the numbers of the results. It is intimate, caring, personal, creative, and challenging to the students here. I am very pleased with all aspects of the school so far.