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:
- Self-paced learning
- Art and music
- A warm, family-like environment
- Language instruction
- Outdoor adventures
- Hands-on science
- A strong math program
- Over 8,000 books
- Affordable tuition
- Scholarships for eligible families
Awesome Autumn Afternoon - Saturday, November 2, 2013
Each Fall, Open Fields School hosts Awesome Autumn Afternoon
, a fun day of activities including a harvest lunch and snacks, music by Senayit
, Capture the Flag, doughboys and other outdoor activities for kids, and an auction with auctioneer Dean Whitlock at the Thetford Center Community Center (Rt. 113, Thetford, across from the Thetford Center Store). Doors open at noon; auction starts at 1:00 pm. Outdoor harvest-themed kids' activities run through the afternoon. We look forward to seeing you there!
Medieval Festival a 2013 "Pick for Kids"
The Open Fields Medieval Festival
was named a 2013 "Pick for Kids" by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in the Summer/Fall Vermont Vacation Guide. "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."