The Neighborhood Schoolhouse is committed to serving a diverse student body. Each child is an individual with unique gifts and learning styles, and each deserves to be known as a whole person.
Our integrated curriculum is designed to nurture curiosity and to offer individual guidance based on each child’s needs. Our admissions requirements are few.
- Preschool: Students must be three years old by September 1, and must be toilet-trained.
- Pre-K: Students must be 4½ by September 1.
- K through 6: We require prior school records and an interview with the teacher.
For many students, our school will be the right fit; for some, a different school may be a better choice. Our goal is to always do what is best for the child. To learn more, please download our complete admissions policy (PDF) or our Parent Handbook.
Contact Neighborhood by phone at (802) 257-5544 or email at admin@neighborhoodschoolhouse.
Visit our school; observe for yourself to come to your own conclusions. This is our educational philosophy, and it holds true for prospective parents and students as well!
Visits begin in the morning. We will give you a tour of the whole school and answer questions, which takes about an hour. For your first visit, it is best to leave your child at home so that you will have ample time and focus to observe and ask questions.
During the second visit, prospective Kindergarten and Elementary students may participate in the classroom for at least half a day (Preschool students for about an hour).
Admissions Application can be downloaded here. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For the 2015-2016 school year, please fill out the Admissions Application and return to the school. If you have any questions please feel free to call us.
- Fax (802) 257-8927
- Address: Neighborhood Schoolhouse, PO Box 119, Brattleboro, Vermont 05302
We will notify new applicants of acceptance and space availability in Mid-March.
A Note on Special Education
The Neighborhood Schoolhouse is not approved for special education, nor does it employ teachers with special education certification. While we try to meet the needs of all students, there are some needs that may not be best met in our school.
We will review IEPs, observe and assess students, and consider the needs of the whole class when considering whether we can meet the needs of any individual applying to our school.