Willow School is a small, independent school for students in kindergarten through third grade. We are a school family of children, teachers and parents who value and nurture the growth of love, compassion, and peacemaking, as well as the excitement of learning in an intellectually enriching environment. Our academic program includes French language instruction. We serve many Upper Valley communities including Norwich, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Thetford and Hartland. At Willow School the social and emotional development of our students is the cornerstone of our program. However, this in no way represents a trade-off in the area of academic development; in fact, the two go hand in hand. We know that children who feel a sense of community with their classmates are better able to reach their cognitive potential in an enriching academic environment. Our students are engaged in the adventure of becoming caring friends, writers, readers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, musicians and problem solvers.