Once a family has accepted a spot in the school, the $100 registration fee, September and June tuition fees are non-refundable. If a family decides to withdraw during the school year, the remaining tuition is refundable if one (1) calendar months’ written notice is given on the first of the month. If written notice is given later than the first of the month (i.e. February 6th) the following month’s tuition (i.e. March) is forfeited and the remaining months (in this example, April and May) would be refunded. The snack fee, collected in September, is non-refundable.
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and caregivers are an integral part of the VCSC Community. We encourage everyone to share their unique skills and interests. From attending field trips, volunteering to help out with errands or little jobs the school needs to get done, our community is stronger with everyone’s involvement. The children recognize the value of their school when they see their families involved.
Originally called a "Directress", the Montessori teacher functions as designer of the environment, resource person, role model, demonstrator, record keeper, and meticulous observer of each child's behavior and growth.
Montessori teachers observe, carefully record the work and progress of the child. These observations are intended to lead the teacher to understand what lessons or materials to present next.
Reggio focuses on collaborative small-group work. The children are encouraged to dialogue, critique, compare, negotiate, hypothesize, and problem-solve trough mixed-group work.
Reggio Emilia offers a social-constructivist philosophy of education, whereby students construct their own meaning within a social context and environment.
Reggio educators take the time to form relationships with children and have rich conversations with them about things the children are interested in.
Reggio Emilia offers play-based program, which allows the children to explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning.
One of the greatest benefits of playing is to assist with the development of social competence. Children can build relationships, learn to resolve conflicts, negotiate and regulate their behaviors. In play, children usually have increased feelings of success and optimism as they act as their own agents and make their own choices.
Reggio’s documentation is a way of recording the work and the words of the child. Using everything from pencil and paper to audio and video equipment, Reggio teachers transcribe the words and interpret the work of the child, documenting both academic and social progress. The documentation makes the child’s learning visible.
Reggio documentation is carefully displayed for the community to view.