Maple Street School is an independent, Pre-K-8, co-educational day school in Manchester, Vermont. Our rigorous and stimulating curriculum helps students master core academic skills including writing, reading, language development, public speaking, mathematics, and science, while also integrating critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. We help cultivate a child’s natural curiosity, inculcate values, and with our beautiful campus nestled in the Green Mountains, we engender a dedication to stewardship of the environment.
Our exceptional teachers believe in nurturing and guiding students to a full awareness of the world and a respect for cultural differences. The Maple Street School curriculum is carefully calibrated to provide a series of incremental challenges that spark intellectual growth and build confidence. We believe in academic excellence, meaningful engagement in the visual and performing arts, participation in athletics, and the development of individual and social responsibility. Students at Maple Street School, through a joyful journey of learning, discover and develop what is finest in themselves.
NEW PRE-K IN FALL 2022
Now accepting applications for our NEW Pre-K program, beginning fall 2022. The Pre-K, for ages 3 & 4, will be held at the campus of the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Tuition assistance is available. Contact email@example.com or call 802-362-7137 to learn more.
Manchester Community Library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing opportunities and resources for personal enrichment and growth. The library is more like a community center than a traditional library, providing spaces, services, technology, and materials to meet, work, study, read, surf, and learn. Its physical space is designed to LEED Silver standards, with sustainable energy solutions and library planning principles in mind. It’s convenient to the center of downtown Manchester and fully ADA compliant. The staff at MCL is committed to providing residents and visitors alike with education, entertainment, and enrichment opportunities.
Northshire Day School is a quality, licensed non-profit childcare and early education center, which serves area families by providing a safe and loving environment for their children.
The school’s professionally trained caregivers create a stimulating and nurturing atmosphere through developmentally appropriate programs and activities.
Northshire Day School helps to grow a strong community by partnering with families to raise happy and healthy children.
Our Core Values
Development of the Whole Child
NDS seeks to identify and build on each child’s unique greatness. We use competency based assessment through differentiation aligned with best practices and Vermont’s Early Learning Standards. Each child has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring early educators. Learning is active, cooperative, hands-on and play-based. NDS has a commitment to developing the whole child and fostering a lifelong love of learning.
Health & Safety
We are uncompromising in our culture of health & safety for our children and employees at NDS. Our policies and practices support an atmosphere of shared values that prioritize health and safety in our daily work with children and one another. Children learn about and practice healthy and safe choices creating an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for children and adults. Our goal is to help children develop healthy, happy lives equipped for the future.
Northshire Day School strives to provide a loving environment with our supportive and caring teachers modeling empathy, kindness and responsiveness to children to foster loving relationships amongst staff and students. NDS values a loving environment and meaningful relationships as a vital element in a child’s growth and development.
As an organization we are active in creating an internal community as well as participating in the community beyond the walls of our school. We believe that children are the most important asset in our community and their engagement in the community is an extension of their early experiences offering safe, supportive and positive environments for them to learn and grow in. We have positive and strong partnerships with area agencies to bring enriching and beneficial learning experiences to our students, teachers, families and community members.
NDS recognizes that strong partnerships that encourage family involvement are an essential part of any high-quality early care and learning program. Family involvement not only reinforces progress and learning, and supports children’s growth at a critical time for brain development, it also helps to support program development. Family’s presence at our school, contribution of time and dedication to our cooperative community is foundational to our school’s identity and culture.
To create relationships that enrich the experience of recovery and preserve our history as the birthplace and childhood home of Bill Wilson.
To be the destination for people in recovery.
In his role as co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson was by far one of the most influential people of the 20th century. In creating this program, Bill has been instrumental in literally saving the lives of millions of people across the globe and created a transformative, universal support system for those in recovery. The Twelve Step program he and Dr. Bob founded continues to do the same in the 21st century.
Bill’s story starts with his birth in East Dorset on November 26, 1895, in the Wilson House, his paternal grandparents’ hotel in East Dorset, Vermont across the street from the train station He lived nearby for the first five years of his life. The family then moved to Rutland, Vermont, until his parent’s divorce in 1906. That same year, his mother made the decision to go to Boston to train as an osteopath. She left Bill and his younger sister Dorothy with her parents in their East Dorset home across the street from the Wilson House. The grandparents’ home, complete with Bill’s second floor bedroom, is part of the Wilson House property and open to the public.
Bill spent a happy childhood and adolescence in and around East Dorset. He hunted small game, fished in small streams and at nearby Emerald Lake, and learned to play the violin. His grandparents had the means to send him to the then-private high school, Burr and Burton, a few miles away in Manchester. He was class president, captain of the baseball team and played lead violin in the school orchestra. From this, one can perhaps gain an early glimpse of Bill’s drive to be the best at everything he did. During his senior year, following the death of a young woman with whom he was in love, he suffered his first bout with depression, which delayed his actual graduation for a few months following commencement exercises. While nobody could foresee what was to come, Bill Wilson went on to become the most consequential person ever to graduate from his high school alma mater.
When Bill attended Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, he frequently returned home to spend time with his grandparents. This is a pattern that would continue for the rest of his life. He and his wife Lois, who had her own connections to East Dorset, visited for extended periods of time every year. This was home. Naturally, when Bill died, he was buried here.
Today, East Dorset remains the small town of Bill’s childhood. The main street still contains most of the tidy colonial homes he walked among for so many years. . Stately Burr and Burton Academy, nearing its two-hundredth year of operations, and where Bill spent four formative years, is a stop for any visit. Emerald Lake, where Lois’s parents owned a summer cottage, is a beautiful Vermont State Park. The East Dorset Cemetery where Bill, his mother, sister, grandparents, and his wife Lois are buried in a family plot, is just a couple of minutes away and a pilgrimage for most Wilson House visitors.
Bill Wilson’s soul resides at the Wilson House, where he was born, where his work continues, and which remains at the heart of the town he never really left. Just as the Wilson House gave birth to Bill W, it remains a life-giving refuge for those in recovery. You will feel welcome, and leave enriched by the experience of your visit.
The Manchester Journal is a weekly newspaper in Manchester, Vermont. The paper, founded by Charles A. Pierce, published its first issue on May 28, 1861. The Manchester Journal has a weekly circulation of 7,088 and is distributed every Friday.
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Founded in 1829, Burr and Burton Academy is an independent high school that serves the public, accepting all students from 13 sending towns, as well as tuitioned students from fifteen countries around the globe, and numerous other towns in southern Vermont. BBA’s mission is to offer the personalization that is the hallmark of the best independent schools coupled with the democratic ideal of education for all.
An integral part of Jewish life in Vermont for 100 years, provides Shabbat and holiday services, religious school, life cycle events, and social, cultural, and educational programming
in a warm and welcoming environment.
MISSION STATEMENT AND VISION
Enhancing the spiritual life of the Jewish community and beyond.
Guided by the ideals of Judaism.
GNAT-TV cablecasts Public, Education and Government programming to 7000 homes on the Comcast Cable system and online at www.gnat.tv. We serve 11 towns in Southwest Vermont: Arlington, Dorset, Londonderry, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Stratton, Sunderland, Weston, Winhall.