Village Community School opened its doors to students in September 1970. Families and faculty founded VCS when Bank Street School moved uptown; they sought to continue as a Greenwich Village community school. The first 8th Grade class graduated in 1973.
Founding Director Sheila Sadler led VCS for 20 years, retiring in 1989. Jeff Wallis then served as Director until 1996. Eve Kleger served as Head of School from 1996 until her passing in 2019, at which time the long-standing Assistant Head of School, Denise Frazier, took over as interim Head of School for the 2019-2020 school year. In 2020, we announced our new Head of School, Jen Mitchell.
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.