The Orchard School
is a nonprofit preschool-kindergarten in East Alstead, NH.
Our mission is to be a place
of learning that nurtures cooperation and promotes tolerance
among people of different ages, races, and abilities, and to
provide support for school families. By respecting our childrens
individual creativity and learning styles, our school prepares
children to be personal advocates in their own education and
The Orchard School is a center
for interconnection between the cultural life of our rural community
and that of the world beyond.
...We believe that the solutions to our world's ecological,
social and economic problems can be found within our communities.
To that end, we believe in strengthening family and community
support systems so that self esteem can flourish and evolve into
esteem for others and the land.
We believe in celebrating the differences
that make each of us unique, and the similarities that we share
that connect us. This appreciation and acceptance is extended
to include urban and rural communities, world cultures and ethnic
groups. Diversity provides a richness to life. By introducing
children and their families to the lives and beliefs of people
around the globe, we seek to establish for our community an understanding
of, a connection with, and a sense of placement within the greater
community of our world.