Welcome to the Village School
The Village School is a holistic, arts-integrated K-8 school that was founded in 2000 as one of Oregon's first charter schools. With a curriculum which incorporates Waldorf methods, the Village School provides a program which fully integrates the arts within an academic curriculum, educating the whole child—head, heart and hands. Movement, Handwork, Music and Spanish language classes are an integral part of the student's educational experience. We offer a unique educational experience that is unlike any other public school in this area.
A New School Year and a New Principal
Please give a warm welcome to Rick Reynolds, the new principal of the Village School! Mr. Reynolds has a wealth of experience and skills to share with the Village School community, including his passion for outdoor education and hands-on learning.
Annual Giving Campaign
You can make donations to the Village School's Annual Giving Campaign with the following options
Credit Card - To donate using your credit card, click . You will be forwarded to the website of the non-profit Network For Good, where your gift (and any earmarks you make) will be recorded.
Check - To give by check, make it payable to “The Village School” and mail it to The Village School, 2855 Lincoln St, Suite B, Eugene, Oregon 97405. Please earmark your gift to Annual Giving anywhere on the check or accompanying letter.
On October 3rd, two hundred Village School students grades 1-8 will embark on their 4th Community Service Walk-a-Thon. Students raise pledges for 8 community organizations chosen due to their commitment to community values and ecological awareness. At a later date, each class pairs with a group for a service project. The pairings include:
1st Grade: Nearby Nature
2nd Grade: Cascade Raptor Center
3rd Grade: Huerto de la Familia
4th Grade: NextStep Recycling
5th Grade: Walama Restoration
6th Grade: Food for Lane County Gardens
7th Grade: Whole Earth Nature School
8th Grade: School Garden Project
We are excited to embark on a new chapter of aftercare for Village School familes. Village Care is currently available for students in grades K-5. The program runs from 2:45 to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday.
To find out more information on pricing and available spots, please contact program coordinator, Kathryn Riordan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Care Registration Form: Click here to download
Admissions & Enrollment
School Year: 2014-2015
The lottery for the 2014-2015 school year was held on Friday, March 14th. All grades are full and have waiting lists. If you would like to apply for enrollment and add your student to a waiting list, please complete an application for 2013-2014 and email, fax, or mail it to our school. Please call the office with questions.
School Year: 2015-2016
Parent Information Meetings for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on Wednesday February 4, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM and on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the school cafeteria. If you are unable to attend a meeting, please stop by the office to check out a DVD that reviews some of the unique elements of the Village School curriculum. Applications for the 2015-2016 school year lottery will first be made available at these meetings. If you have specific questions, please contact our office at 541-345-7285. Applications will be due on March 6, 2015 by 3:00 PM, and the lottery will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015.
The Village School maintains an enrollment process and lottery independent of District 4J and is not included in the 4J School Choice process.
Village School Staff awarded an OEA Choice Trust Wellness Grant for 2nd year!
The Village School staff are excited and proud to announce that we have been reawarded an OEA Choice Trust wellness grant for the 2014-2015 school year! Our program is called Head, Heart and Hands--a Staff Wellness Program Focused on Finding and Maintaining Balance across our Lives. Our dynamic Wellness Committee will continue to organize healthy activites for staff members to decrease stress levels, improve emotional health and increase physical activity.
As part of this program, we continually seek out lots of parent and community support. Please let us know if you are a fitness instructor, therapist or wellness professional and are willing to teach staff fitness classes or give a presentation/workshop. Are you or someone you know looking to donate fitness equipment or do you have connections to getting equipment (like yoga mats or fitness DVDs) at a discount? Please let us know! We will also need help this month with putting together a wellness room, so let us know if you are interested in helping. Contributing your time to our staff wellness program is a great way to earn volunteer hours! Please contact Maureen in the office or email her at email@example.com to help with our staff wellness program.
Village School works with Americorps
The Village School was accepted to receive support for an Americorps member to serve as Garden Coordinator.
The Americorps member will begin work in September.
Village School in the News!
The Village School partnered with St. Vincent de Paul in honor of America Recycles Day.
St. Vincent de Paul donated 16 recycled bed springs to create a fence around the school garden area. The school will soon be constructing raised beds.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Kevin O’Brian from St. Vincent de Paul worked with principal Bob Kaminski and third and fourth grade students to install 4 of the recycled bed springs.
Check out the short news clip from KEZI:
Special thanks to Brett Jacobs, Village School parent and Education Director at BRING, who connected the school with St. Vincent de Paul.
Village Kitchen in the News!
Check out Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution website to see an article about our Village Kitchen program!
KLCC story: http://www.klcc.org/onlineaudio.asp?sectionid=0&programid=60
KVAL story: http://www.kval.com/news/health/130602088.html#idc-container
Register Guard story: http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/26887813-41/district-lunch-students-eugene-schools.html.csp
Village Zap #1
On September 17th a group of parents and staff gathered to create our first Village Zap!
Check it out!
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