The North Branch School is a non-profit, independent school serving middle school age
children (grades 7-9) in Ripton, Vermont.
The school was founded in 2001 by parents who shared a vision of a small school tailored to the unique needs of early adolescence. Education at NBS is centered on self-directed and active experiential learning that fosters a strong community based on close student-teacher-parent relationships. With twenty-six students and a low student/teacher ratio, The North Branch School is able to build a flexible, personalized and engaging environment.
Middle school-age children undergo tremendously complex and exciting cognitive, psychological, social, and physical changes. The North Branch School is committed to using those changes as a way of educating the whole child and making school relevant to heart, mind, body and soul.