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Southshire Community School

Private | 37 students


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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $160,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $852.

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Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted August 1, 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Po Box 865
Bennington, VT 05257
Phone: (802) 442-4601


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