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Bennington, VT
Students enrolled: 37

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Po Box 865
Bennington, VT 05257

(802) 442-4601
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January 13, 2015
This is not going to be a school for everyone. You have to understand it's very much in the spirit of a one-room schoolhouse, with Montessori overtones. The entire staff and faculty of three people are from the same family, and they treat the kids like younger family members. So if some part of this experience disagrees with you, your options are limited. But if it's right for your kid, then it is so very right. It's a school where, if a kid is down, they know they can always have a hug from a teacher. Older kids work with the little ones, to the benefit of them both. Their emphasis on respect, manners and an ironclad zero-tolerance bullying policy are huge in helping kids feel invested in the school, which helps them care a lot about their own education. I think it says everything that last year, the top two students in the local high school came from Southshire, and it's the same story wherever they go.

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no rating February 24, 2009
My son has been at Southshire for 8 years. This is an amazing school with very dedicated teachers who attend to all facets of student's development as learners and people. My son is a better person for having gone to Southshire.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2009
One of the best experiences of my life. Though I love SCS very much, I advise parents to move their children into other schools after 5th grade. The community is beautiful, however curriculum peters out for older students. Please understand that I don't mean to cut them down. This is one of the best institutions you can send your children to in their youth. Such a thing cannot be done justice with words.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 30, 2008
I have recieved the most valuable education at this school. I was allowed to discover myself here, there is no pressure to be at the same level as everyone else, academically or personally. By far the best I have ever experienced.

- submitted by a student
March 11, 2008
I have been a parent for over 9 years and my children have now matriculated into high school and they are excelling in all areas. I highly recommend this school for all types of learners.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2004
Wonderful nurturing school fo students. Great facility in the heart of a small caring community. Our son had a very good sfive years there. only wish they went through high school. JY

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Southshire Community School
Po Box 865, Bennington, VT  05257
(802) 442-4601
Last modified Southshire Community School is a Private school
Southshire Community School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top