Cross-Age Experience

Our building, our program and our traditions are all designed to develop organic relationships between students of all ages and cross-age learning opportunities.  Sometimes planned activities such as All-School Ski Day or Field Day, and other times by sharing a space and letting it happen naturally, we know that a kindergartner can teach a senior just as much as the senior can teach the Kindergarten student. Not many schools can say that their high school sophomores have a peer group that includes third graders, seventh graders, and their math teacher. Students learn together, play sports together, work in classrooms next to each other, and interact throughout the day. These cross-age experiences help to make VMS not just a school, but a community.