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About VCS

When Village Community Schools’s founding Head of School wrote the original proposal for VCS in 1969, she declared that “challenging children to become lifelong learners” would be “the central goal of the school.” For more than 50 years, VCS has made good on this goal, igniting students’ curiosity and equipping them with the confidence to design their own ambitious futures.

At VCS, children are known and appreciated as individuals. They develop a strong moral character and a sense of responsibility for themselves and their community. Continually stretching toward the realization of their fullest potential, students become comfortable taking intellectual risks and making mistakes within the context of supportive classroom communities. They graduate as confident, self-aware young people well prepared to succeed in high school and beyond.

Village Community School is an independent, non-profit, educational corporation chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, accredited by NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) and licensed by the NYC Health Department. The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), NYSAIS, the New York Guild of Independent Schools, the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), the Parents League, the Educational Records Bureau (ERB), Prep for Prep, Early Steps, A Better Chance (ABC) and the Interschool Faculty Diversity Search.

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