Challenging the Mind, Encouraging the Heart

The Prosper Valley School is closed for building repairs. It is anticipated that the school will remain closed for the 2020-21 school year as well.

Challenging the Mind, Encouraging the Heart

The Prosper Valley School is a small, high-quality, high-performing elementary school located in Pomfret, Vermont. Educating students in grades K though 6, the school has strong community support and maintains a wide variety of community connections. Small classes and expert, caring teachers ensure that every child is given individual attention. We provide many opportunities for parents to be involved in the school, and many do so. The beautiful building and campus, which includes the Horizons Observatory, a sugar house, nature trails, playgrounds and an athletic field, provide an idyllic but real setting for diverse educational experiences. Field trips and authentic learning are the heart of our programs. In addition to the campus itself, we are fortunate to have a wealth of resources at our doorstep. For example, we are just down the road from the Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, both of which we use frequently. In the other direction, we have the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, which is a great resource for our older students. Our school motto, Challenging the Mind, Encouraging the Heart, aptly captures the spirit and goals of The Prosper Valley School, and they are words that we live by.

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K/1/2 S.T.E.M

K/1/2 students worked on a S.T.E.M. engineering activity to implement and evaluate a solution to a problem. They worked with a partner and were given marshmallows and toothpicks and asked to construct a “house” that would stand by itself. The children thoroughly enjoyed the project and were delighted when they arrived the next morning to find that all of the structures had remained intact and standing!

Water Fair Pictures