Welcome to Village Elementary School in York Maine. York is a popular sea-coast community in southern Maine. Settled in 1632, it was incorporated as a town in 1652 making it the second oldest town in Maine and according it a rich historical heritage that was closely associated with founding families whose descendants are still active residents of York. The Town of York consists of York Village, York Beach, York Harbor and Cape Neddick and hosts four beautiful beaches. York is easily accessible from Boston and Portland via Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1 and, given its historical and recreational appeal, it has become a most desirable community for tourists and commuter families as well. Village Elementary School is York’s accredited K-1 primary school. As an accredited school, Village meets and exemplifies high standards of educational excellence. We are child centered, and our curricula and instruction foster hands-on learning that is meaningful and educationally appropriate for the young learner. We believe that all students can learn, and we know that students learn best in a school culture that:
- encourages and fosters their growth and development
- meets their educational needs and challenges their potential
- provides opportunities for academic choice, and empowers them to be active learners, effective communicators and collaborative problem solvers
- partners with parents/guardians on behalf of each child
Our students will be confident learners, active thinkers and creative problem solvers when engaging in primary school experiences.
Our students will demonstrate their best effort towards mastery of academic and social goals.
Our primary school will be a developmentally appropriate, safe and caring community that values empathy, respect and responsibility.
Our staff, who are dedicated life-long learners, will provide a safe, positive learning environment through modeling and relationship building, and by designing experiences that demonstrate an understanding of young children.
Our staff will encourage creative thinking and provide developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning opportunities while fostering a respect for cultural diversity and learning styles.
At Village Elementary School, students will learn to be responsible and involved citizens by participating in community activities.
Our community will support our primary school and staff with the resources to achieve our goals and begin the public-school education process for our young population.