There are some important things people should know about this great school. Recently our community voted to change the governance structure of this school to maintain local control. A few people in the neighborhood opposed the change and have acted disgracefully to try and discredit the school in any malicious way possible. PLEASE VISIT THE SCHOOL! Anyone who visits will immediately see that it is safe, the teacher's are amazing and really go the mile for EVERY child in that school. As a parent and former educator, I have never seen a more attentive, competent staff or safer facility for my children who attend. In addition to being one of the highest academic performing schools in the State of Vermont, it also has small class sizes, a string ensemble program, many educational after school programs and great relations with local business and non-profits that offers unique experiences not found in other schools. Again, please take time to contact the school, schedule a visit and see for yourself how incredible (and SAFE) this school is!
I am a parent who has kids in this school. For anyone who truly cares about education, this is an excellent school to send you kids. The instruction is top-notch and there is a a lot of parent and community support. A really nice place for kids to learn and grow.
This school is old and scarey. I have always been worried about a fire here, and how would the children get out? I think if your child has any type of disability they are ignored and passed on no matter what the level of understanding. I would never send my child to this school.
North Bennington School does not teach the children. Lets pass them and when they get into high school they will be put in a special program and then drop out. The teachers do not care about the kids and do not work with the parents to help improve the child. I moved my children to Arlington and they both are doing very well. Alot of teacher support and parent support to help the children learn. North Bennington needs new teachers and a new set of teaching policies.
The teachers are dedicated, the classes are small, the children walk to school, and I retired from being the SLP there for 13 years.
North Bennington Graded School has a great music program, wonderful after school program. Each teacher envolves themselves with each child on a individual basis. Ms. Kitchell is a very involved pincipal, that the kids enjoy. My children excelled at North Bennington Graded School far beyond my expectations. A definite asset to the Bennington area.
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