Village School children are active learners who engage in an array of first-hand experiences each day.

Students don't just read about science, they practice it. They don't just answer math problems, they explain their logic and reasoning. As a result, self-confidence is earned and learning is a joy — not a chore. 

Chadwick focuses on educating the whole child. Beginning in kindergarten, we focus on developing broad foundational skills in both academic and personal development. 

In addition to building traditional skills in reading, writing, mathematics, language arts, science, global languages and social studies, holistic learning at Chadwick includes outdoor education, global citizenship, community service, athletics and the arts. 

VIDEO: Kindergarten Math: Beyond Addition and Subtraction

Village School Academics

STEM in the Village

STEM starts in kindergarten with students learning hands-on science, math, coding basics, keyboarding and robotics. This foundational knowledge solidifies as their mathematical, scientific and logical thinking progresses. STEM students in the Village are encouraged to think creatively and cross-curricularly, with special emphasis on applying their academic skills in real-world settings.

In addition to a powerful math and science curriculum, Village students get opportunities to actively engage and expand their learning through programming and robotics lessons, time in the Makerspace and in-depth science experiments like dissecting sheep brains.


Science Teacher
A child is the best scientist there is. By learning by doing, you’re actually bringing out your inner scientist.

Art in the Village

Village students grow as artists and musicians, spending two days per week in the art studio with a Village visual art teacher and two days per week in the music room with the Village music teacher. Students immerse themselves in the visual arts, working with a variety of media that includes clay, paint, watercolor, pencil and more. In addition to expressing their own creativity, children learn foundational techniques, and they learn about artistic masters through in-class lessons and field trips. The vocal music program begins with singing and develops music appreciation through vocal study and performance. Each year, students build upon their understanding of pitch, rhythm, musical literacy, composition and expression, with opportunities to sing and perform during concerts throughout the year.


Christy Armstrong, Village Art Teacher
Through their experience working with ceramics, kindergarten students discover that they love art.

VIDEO: Kindergarten Art: Exploring Creativity

See how a Village School education encourages a lifetime of rich and layered learning. 

Village School curriculum