Award Year: 2021

Grantham Village School

75 Learning Drive
Grantham, NH, 03753-3406

(603) 863-1681

Mrs. Kristen Reed, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Grantham School District

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Our motto is "Out There Starts Here!" Our mission is that all students participate in an educational process that blends social, emotional, physical, and intellectual learning that prepares them for the global world.

Student Demographics
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Grantham Village School Pride - Students and Staff

Grantham Village School Pride - Students and Staff

Grantham Village School (GVS), a small and mighty PK-6 school, is located among rolling hills in rural New Hampshire. All members of our Grantham community work collaboratively to prepare "Hawks" for a lifetime of curiosity and kindness with rigorous academics, enthusiastic and dedicated staff, supportive parents, and innovative programming. We are one branch of a welcoming, supportive community devoted to educating its children.

A focus on social-emotional learning underlies the many opportunities offered by GVS; this foundation spreads from early literacy to artist-in-residence programming to our comprehensive multi-tiered system of support. We provide students with multiple opportunities to connect their learning and themselves with the world by accessing our local natural resources; collaborating with area businesses and colleges; and leveraging technology to expand our horizons. Our GVS team values student voice and choice in everything from assignments to assessments. Through this approach, we're able to maximize student engagement, build self-efficacy in our learners, and help them make well-informed and thoughtful decisions. These skills carry students into middle and high school, and the world beyond.

Like schools everywhere, GVS is navigating our way through the pandemic. Our whole community has made difficult decisions and continual adjustments to how we educate our children. Throughout this experience, we have been able to survive and even thrive thanks to a deep well of resilience and support. Our foundation of community and our commitment to children are our source of energy, and moving forward, these are what will take GVS to our next great place.