Since 1974, the Walpole Village School has been preparing children for successful early childhood education. We are a non-profit offering preschool and pre-k for children aged 2 - 5, and before and after-school care for children aged 2 – 12. We provide a safe and stimulating environment for children to learn and socialize, guiding them to make kind, respectful choices in their school community. Children are challenged to explore the classroom space through a variety of age appropriate themed activities.

 

 

Explore what the Walpole Village School can offer you and your child.  We have preschool, pre-k, before/ after care, and camps. Learn more about us and our programs.

 

Enrollment for 2017 - 2018 is now open. We provide transportation from Walpole Primary for before and aftercare. The bus will drop off at WVS after pre-k. Learn more about our programs or register by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 



Programs

Category: Uncategorised
Published: Monday, 24 March 2014
Written by Alejandra Pallais


The Walpole Village School meets the needs of the community by offering preschool and pre-kindergarten classes for children ages 2 - 5, as well as early morning care and aftercare for children up to age 12. We work closely with the community, parents, teachers and board of directors to provide a safe, fun, and stimulating environment for children to grow. We offer families a place that maintains a strong sense of community where children feel welcome and encouraged to explore, and where parents feel safe and are confident in having found a place for early childhood education and childcare. 

Our programs include:

  • Early childhood education:
    • Preschool and pre-K programs for children 2 - 5 years of age. 
    • Half-day or full day programs available.
  • Before and After-care programs:
    • For children ages 2 - 12 years of age.
    • We provide transportation to/from the Walpole Public School.
  • Monthly after school enrichment programs:
    • Every third Wednesday of the month for kids aged 2 - 12 years of age.
  • Camps:
    • Camps are offered during some portion of the summer and during some school vacations. Information about camp is posted a month before the camp.
    • Summer camps are open to children ages 3 - 7 yrs of age.


Important Dates for 2014/2015 School Year:

  • Open House for all preschoolers/Pre-k August 26th from 10 am - 2 pm
  • First Day of School August 27
  • Family Night: Tuesday, Feb. 3rd
  • Last Day of School June 17

Parents


The Walpole Village School encourages the participation of our parents in school activities. In fact, we strongly believe that in order for our children to thrive in their educational environment, parents a critical component to success.

We encourage parents to get involved and are eager to talk to parents about ways they can help drive the direction of the school and of their child's education. Some ways in which we seek parental involvement is:

  • Special guests as part of school curriculum: We are always looking for people to come talk to the students about their jobs, backgrounds, skills and experiences as they relate to our weekly themed curriculum. 
  • Field Trip chaperons and drivers: We encourage parents to join us on any of our educational field trips.
  • Events volunteers: In order to meet budget, the Walpole Village School hosts a number of fundraising events and we are always looking for extra hands. 
  • Spread the word: Word of mouth is one of the best ways to let others know about our gem of a school. Please help spread the word by sharing Facebook posts, posting signs or talking about our programs. And, you get a savings when you refer a family. Learn more about our Family Referral Policy.
  • Board of Directors or Committee members: As a not-for-profit organization, the Walpole Village School needs the support of a volunteer board and the support of additional members as committee members. 
  • Cleaning, Recycling and other tasks: We love when parents help us keep up the school and take our trash and recycling to the dump.

Please sign up to for any of these activities. If you have other ways you'd like to be involved, please contact Jody Metcalf, our director. We'd love to hear from you.

 

Family Referral Policy:

Walpole Village School is pleased to announce our Family Referral Policy. If you refer a family to us and they enroll their child, we will wave your registration fee. This is a $45 savings to your family.

What to do:

  • Refer a family to Walpole Village School Fill out attached form or Send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the potential family name, and your child’s name.
  • Once the family enrolls and pays their first month’s tuition you will be notified and your account credited as necessary.

If your child is already fully enrolled and your registration fee has been paid, we will credit your next statement $45.00.

Download our Family Referral Form. And thanks for spreading the word!

 

 

Board of Directors meetings:

Board of Directors meetings are held at the school the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings start at 5:00pm. Parents are welcome to attend our monthly Board of Directors meetings. This is where the Board and staff discuss many school decisions and next steps. Parents voices and input are critical. Childcare provided during the meetings.

Meeting Minutes are open to the public and can be viewed on Google Docs.

Rates

Category: Uncategorised
Published: Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Written by Super User

 

Preschool:

Our preschool program is open to children ages 2 – 5. We believe in supporting individual personalities and abilities and helping the children develop a strong sense of self and community. A typical day consists of: choice time to explore different creative zones; developing creativity with projects; circle time; snack time; library and share time; and outside time. Preschool children take naps after lunch.


Pre-Kindergarten:

Our unique pre-kindergarten is for children aged 4- 5 entering Kindergarten the following year. Our program offers a balanced curriculum of creative ar

ts and academics to support and enhance each child’s natural curiosity. A typical day consists of: choice time to explore different creative zones; calendar to learn about days of the week, months, weather; lunch time; library; share time; writing; beginning math, science, and music; and outside time.

 

Rates:


2017-2018 School Year Tuition

Full year is divided into 10 Monthly Payments – 1st payment due upon registration
Our school schedule follows the Fall Mountain Regional School calendar. Classes begin and end the same day as FMRS.

Number of Days 

Half Day 

AM 8:30am-11am 

Or  

Pre-K 11:30am-3pm 

Full Day 

 

8:30am-3:00pm 

Full Day + Extended Care 

7:00am-5pm 

$161.00 

$294.00 

$381.00 

$243.00 

$440.00 

$573.00 

$404.00 

$734.00 

$955.00 

* For returning parents, please note new rates. Rates have changed from previous years. Although we strive to keep rates down to make the school accessible to all, we also have to adjust our rates to meet increasing costs. After careful review of comparable preschools in the area, we believe are new rates continue to be competitive and fair. * If your child starts part way through the school year the monthly rate could vary from what is listed above due to the number of school days remaining in the school year.* If you have a different schedule need, please ask. If capacity allows, we welcome any combination of registration days.

** Options that include pre-registered aftercare offer discounted rates. These discounted rates only apply if you pre-registered for classes and aftercare combined. Full day, all day with aftercare rates offer an even greater discount providing our best rates possible.

To register, please download our registration forms here.
 

Sliding Fee Scale Scholarships Still Available


The Walpole Village School believes that all children should have access to quality early childhood education regardless of financial ability. Thus, our Board works hard to raise funds for our scholarship program. For the Fall of 2017, some scholarships will be available on a sliding fee scale. This means that families can contribute to their child's education based on their financial ability. The rest of the fees will be covered by our scholarship program. Please contact our director Jody Metcalf for more information. All scholarship information is confidential and is allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until our available funds run out.

The Walpole Village School continues to receive grant support from Monadnock United Way to support our sliding fee scholarship program. Although the funds are limited we have scholarship support for the 2017/2018 school year. The aim is that parents within certain income blocks will be responsible for a percentage of the rate while the United Way grant covers the rest. 

Scholarships are still available. Learn more. Please email our Director Jody Metcalf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information. 

Thank you, Monadnock United Way!




 




 

Summer Camps: July 13 - 24, Aug. 10

 

Join the Walpole Village School for hands-on exploration and fun this summer. We will offer limited spaces for three weeks of summer camps.

Our camps engage children in play-based learning and exploration. Each week has a theme that will be carried out through hands-on projects, crafts and outdoor play. Kids will spend a great deal of time outdoors and indoors, having fun all while exploring the week’s theme through all of their senses, and most importantly, their imagination!

Children Ages 3 – 7 will work in age-appropriate small groups with 2 teachers. Children are asked to bring appropriate indoor and outdoor clothes that can handle exploration and summer fun! Bathing suits, towels and appropriate shoes will be needed.

Space is limited. Please save your spot by submitting your registration form today. Parents can choose 5 days, 3 days (M/W/F) or 2 days (T/TH) from 8:30am - 3:30pm.

Pre-registration is required. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration along with the registration and parental consent forms. Parents may sign their child up for the full week or part-time, with a minimum of 2 days/week.

For more information email Jody at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Download our summer registration forms including: deposit form, registration form and camp themes.

Session 1: July 13 – 17
Theme: Young Artists Community 

Exploration, imagination and art will be everywhere in our young budding artists community. Children will explore with their five senses to create all types of masterpieces, including: paper mache, finger painting, recyclable creations, creating with and in nature, and much more. Children will spend significant time being artists both indoors and outdoors.


Session 2: July 20 -24
Theme: WVS beach club Fun in the Sun

Join us for a week of fun in the Walpole Village School beach club! Children will spend significant time outside exploring with sand, water and mud. We will dive into beach related projects, songs and books, create fish, octopus, have a pirate day and a beach inside.


Session 3: August 10-14 
Theme: Let’s go Camping & Terrific Trees  

Grab your adventure spirit and let’s explore nature! Children will explore trees and the outdoors through play, imagination, art, nature walks and “camping”. They will discover who lives in trees, do bark rubbings, leaf art, go on nature walk and gain an appreciation and love for the great outdoors.


Cost:

5 Day: $155.00 per week
3 Day: $125.00 per week
2 Day: $85.00 per week

Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm  


Summer Play Group
We will offer free play group during the summer. We will offer book reading, crafts and snack. As well, we will make our outdoor play space available during this time for parents with the children to use. Come join us on Thurs mornings of June 25, July 2, July 9 and July 30 from 9 am -11 am.

 

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