We take great consideration and care in our placement process. Priority is given to returning families and Boxford residents but we also keep in mind the need to have gender balance within the age range of a class. Please visit our "Enrollment 2022/23" Page for information about our enrollment process.
Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, we are offering limited Open House Dates where tours will be given to small groups. If you are unable to make one of these sessions, please contact us to set up a virtual tour.
2022/23 School Year Open House Dates
We will be hosting in person Open House sessions on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 17th: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 2nd: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 19th: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 27th: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Village School does not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin or disabilities.
Student Application Guidelines
How old does my child have to be in September?
Children must be 2.9 years old at the time of entrance.
As a first time applicant to Village School, how is placement of my child made?
Our application process for the 2022/23 school year is now open and will continue until we are full. Returning students and siblings are placed first. Remaining spaces are filled with new students based on the need to balance boy/girl ratios and the age range within the class. Placement letters will be emailed in mid-January.
Is my application fee refundable?
The $50 application fee must be received for us to process your application. This fee may be paid through a PayPal link on the Enrollment 2022/23 page of our website, or by mailing a check to us at: Village School, PO Box 145, Boxford, MA 01921. The application fee is non-refundable.
What options do I have if my child is placed but not in my first preference?
Your child's name will be placed on the "preference wait list". Placement will occur as slots become available.
How do I secure a slot for my child?
A non-refundable deposit of $200 will be due within three weeks of receiving the placement letter. The $200 is deducted from next year's tuition.
Who is responsible for the placement decision?
The Board has designated that the Directors have the final decision on placement.
When will we know the names of my child's teachers?
In August, your child will receive a special letter of introduction from the assigned classroom teachers. It includes a time and date to come and visit before school begins in September.
Does my child need to be toilet trained?
No, we have changing facilities as required by our state-licensing agency. All preschools are required to accommodate the child's physical as well as their emotional needs as they master the toileting process.
Would you like to talk to a current parent in our school?
Please contact our Directors, Christy Christianson or Andrea Green, at 978-352-7294 and they will be happy to provide you with a list of parents who can share their experiences with you.