Village School named an Education Innovator during School Choice Week

This article by Derek Carson originally appeared Feb. 1 in the Bennington Banner.

NORTH BENNINGTON — The Village School of North Bennington has been named the second-place school in the statewide Education Innovator Awards competition, part of National School Choice Week.

In order to qualify for the award, the school submitted a video, which is available on YouTube, touting some of its accomplishments and unique aspects, including the school’s relationship with the Vermont Arts Exchange.

In the video, which is titled “Model Habitat,” Head of School Tim Newbold says, “The Village School is really a community school that’s built on partnerships, and what those partnerships do is they allow us to do so much more with our students. I think the learning opportunities that it provides our students are so much more powerful because of those partnerships with our local institutions. One of the most powerful ones we have is our partnership with the Vermont Arts Exchange. That partnership has been going for a number of years, but it became more official last year when they became our service provider for art.”

Second prize comes with a cash award of $750. First place in the school category went to Bellcate School in Essex Junction, while second place was shared by the Village School, the Compass School in Westminster, and Christ the King in Burlington.

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