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Did you know that researchers are finding more and more connections between bodily movement and our ability to learn?

Some schools have set aside 20 minutes a week for kids to jump up and down while learning math … before sitting right back down at their desks.

That’s not our way. At the Neighborhood Schoolhouse, you’ll find few desks—but many tables, rugs, and learning stations where the students work and play together. Moving freely while learning aids social development, builds community and trust, and boosts comprehension and retention.

Here, the classroom doesn’t end at the walls of the building. Our campus adjoins a protected 400-acre forest just a mile from downtown Brattleboro. The playgrounds, the gardens, the surrounding Vermont forest, and our historic New England town are all part of our unique learning environment.

Since 1980, the Neighborhood Schoolhouse has been inspiring a life-long love of learning by emphasizing the arts, environmental education, and social-emotional skills among its core subjects. We are a small, independent school offering preschool, pre-K, kindergarten, and elementary programs. Please contact us and come by for a visit.