Instilling a lifelong love of learning

Open Fields is a small non-graded independent school, just off the common on Thetford Hill, Vermont. Founded in 1971 by Jean K. Aull, Open Fields is open to all children, ages 4 through 12.

Open Fields may be small, but it offers big things. In addition to a small student/teacher ratio, Open Fields offers:

Open House: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Open Fields will hold an Open House/Activity Day on Saturday, April 5 from 1-4 pm. Come and get messy with marble painting, try your skill at catapult-building and paper arts, and explore geometry. Meet parents, students, and teachers, and learn more about Open Fields School.

Open Fields Medieval Festival: Saturday, May 24, 2014

Come join the fun of the Open Fields Medieval Festival on Saturday, May 24, 2014 on the Thetford Hill Green from 11 am to 4 pm.

This year's event features the No Strings Marionette Company performing The Hobbit. In the past, this event has been named a "Pick for Kids" byt the Vermont Chamber of Commerce: "During this family-friendly celebration, the town center comes alive with the sights and sounds of a medieval village. Come in costume... meet Benny the Dragon, and enjoy feats of juggling and acrobatics. Even teens will go home happy." Lunch and snacks, including vegetarian choices, are available at the festival, so bring a friend, bring your appetite, and bring your enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn more at or visit the Medieval Festival Facebook Page.

Save the Date - Sunday, October 26, 2014...

because that's when we'll hold our Great Goose Egg Auction at the Hanover Inn in Hanover, NH. More information coming soon!