Village School is dedicated to providing hollistic learning experiences for our students, and Centers is an integral part of the plan. Centers were featured and instrumental in securing the California Distinguished School Award in 2014. Students are assigned to participate in various enrichment topics for 4-6 weeks each. They rotate through the various Centers as the year progresses, experiencing each Center with a different group of students. Each Center has two Center Leads and these volunteers plan the curriculum with teachers acting as advisors.
Each Center Lead also has a parent assistant, who helps keep a low student to instructor ratio. Centers normally meet one day a week during the last hour of school. These centers provide our students an opportunity to engage new material in a non-traditional instructional setting. Some previous Center topics include Park Rangers, Simple Machines, Ancient Rome, Intro to Drawing, Cooking and Nutrition, Intro to Acting, Eco Art, Advanced Stop Motion Animation, Kitchen Experiments, Lego Robotics, Calligraphy and Origami, Outdoor Games, Taiko, Woodworking, and Ceramics.