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With an annual per-pupil spend of more than $21,000, no state invests more in students than Vermont. That’s just one of numerous reasons why Vermont is a top-rate state for education, taking third place with USA Today and 6th with U.S. News in 2018.

Whether your child is still in diapers or in-the-midst of college prep, our corner of the Upper Valley has a wide range of quality educational resources, both public and private:

Daycares and Preschools

Playschools, licensed in-home care centers, Montessori schools, and religiously-affiliated care center options are all within 30 minutes of Woodstock’s town center. These care centers offer flexible scheduling for infants and above – and for children ages 3 and 4, 10 hours per week are offered for free by the state of Vermont at designated preschools. Scroll to the bottom of this page to find details about specific daycare centers and preschools.

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Elementary Schools

You’ll find well-rated public and private schools offering small class sizes and collaborative environments emphasizing the humanities, sciences, and arts. Options range from Woodstock Elementary’s STEM-focused syllabus to a curriculum inspired by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner at the private institution, the Waldorf School, and more. On the public side, students at Woodstock Elementary School, Barnard Academy, Killington Elementary School, The Prosper Valley School, and Reading Elementary School will matriculate to the Woodstock School district at the middle and high school levels. Scroll to the bottom of this page for more information on local elementary schools.

Middle/High Schools

Top public institutions, religion-centered education, globally-minded boarding schools, and student-athlete curriculums are all available in our corner of Vermont. Our local public school, Woodstock Union Middle/High School, has been recognition for excellence by the United States Department of Education and earned a Public School Medallion from the Vermont Business Roundtable. For the 2016/2017 school year, WUHSMS was ranked within the top 20 public schools in Vermont by SchoolDigger.com. Scroll down to learn more about WUHSMS and private school alternatives.

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Special Education

Zack’s Place is a complimentary enrichment center in the heart of Woodstock. In pursuit of its mission to “empower special-needs people of all ages to express themselves through art, music, dance, literacy, athletics, and fitness while developing bonds of friendship,” the center offers a full-day program of classes and activities.

  • Location: 73 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
  • Contact: 802-457-5868
  • Ages/Grades Admitted: All ages welcome
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School Center Details

Daycares & Preschools:
  • Woodstock Christian Child Care
    • Location: 36 Elm Street Woodstock, VT 05091
    • Contact: 802-457-9818
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: 6 weeks to 12 years
    • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM, drop-ins available
  • Rainbow Playschool
    • Location: 54 River Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
    • Contact: 802-457-3629
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: 18 months through kindergarten
    • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Woodstock Nursery School
    • Location: 2 St James Place, Woodstock, VT 05091
    • Contact: Director Kelsey Keith can be reached at [email protected]
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: 3 to 5 years
    • Hours: Open daily 8 AM – 1 PM (pre-school), 1 – 4 PM (after care; available Monday through Thursday)
  • Montessori Discovery School
    • Location: 22 School Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
    • Distance from Woodstock: 18.3 miles
    • Contact: 603-443-9626
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: Preschool through kindergarten
    • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Elementary/Middle Schools:
  • Woodstock Elementary School
    • Public/Private: Public
    • Location: 15 South St, Woodstock, VT 05091
    • Distance from Woodstock: Within the village
    • Contact: 802-457-2522
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: Pre-K through 6th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Barnard Academy
    • Public/Private: Public
    • Location: 5979 Route 12, Barnard, VT 05031
    • Distance from Woodstock: 10.3 miles
    • Contact: 802-234-9763
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: Pre-K through 6th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Killington Elementary School
    • Public/Private: Public
    • Location: 686 School House Rd, Killington, VT 05751
    • Distance from Woodstock: 20.8 miles
    • Contact: 802-422-3366
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: Pre-K through 6th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • The Prosper Valley School
    • Public/Private: Public
    • Location: 1071 Pomfret Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091
    • Distance from Woodstock: 2.5 miles
    • Contact: 802-457-1234
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: Kindergarten through 6th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: Unknown
  • Reading Elementary School
    • Public/Private: Public
    • Location: 632 VT Route 106, Reading, VT 05062
    • Distance from Woodstock: 14.9 miles
    • Contact: 802-484-7230
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: Kindergarten through 6th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Upper Valley Waldorf School
    • Public/Private: Private
    • Location: 80 Bluff Road, Quechee, VT 05059
    • Distance from Woodstock: 7 miles
    • Contact: 802-296-2496
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: Pre-school through 8th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
High/Middle Schools:
  • Woodstock Union Middle/High School
    • Public/Private: Public
    • Location: 100 Amsden Way, Woodstock, VT 05091
    • Distance from Woodstock: 2.1 miles from village center
    • Contact: 802-457-1317
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: 7th through 12th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1 middle school, 9:1 high school
  • The Sharon Academy
    • Public/Private: Private/public hybrid
    • Location:
      • Middle School Campus: 79 VT-132, Sharon, VT 05065
      • High School Campus: 6704 VT-14, South Royalton, VT 05068
    • Distance from Woodstock:
      • Middle School: 13.7 miles
      • High School: 14.6 miles
    • Contact: 802-763-2500
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: 7th through 12th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Killington Mountain School
    • Public/Private: Private, boarding available
    • Location: 2708 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751
    • Distance from Woodstock: 21.4 miles
    • Contact: 802-422-5671
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: 9th through 12th
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Kimball Union Academy
    • Public/Private: Private, boarding available
    • Location: 7 Campus Center Drive, Meriden, NH 03770
    • Distance from Woodstock: 22.9 miles
    • Contact: 603-469-2100
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: 9th through 12th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
All Grades:
  • Mid Vermont Christian School
    • Public/Private: Private
    • Location: 399 West Gilson Avenue, Quechee, VT
    • Distance from Woodstock: 6.2 miles
    • Contact: 802-295-6800
    • Ages/Grades Admitted: Pre-school through 12th grade
    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1