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The Hopkinton Independent School

20 Beech Hill Road
Contoocook, NH 03229

(603) 226-4662


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that children have an innate love of learning and a natural curiosity for the world around them. Our teachers expose students to a range of educational experiences in a variety of settings, making use of the natural and community resources all around us.
Cooperation with and respect for others, personal responsibility and community participation are values that form the foundation of all we do. We encourage curiosity in an atmosphere that preserves the psychological and physical safety of each student. Our graduates consistently point out that here they felt safe to take risks, and were encouraged to accept new challenges.

Our program works to integrate the intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical needs of each child. Small classes, individual attention, and teaching that takes into account a range of learning styles allows each child to feel the sense of accomplishment that bolsters self-esteem, confidence and personal growth. In these ways we can celebrate a child's individuality in the context of their membership in a community of learners.

Excerpted from the preschool's website