School News

Outdoor Plant & Garden Sale

Please join us on Saturday October 10, from 10 AM – 2 PM, for an Outdoor Plant & Garden Sale to help support the school. The sale features houseplants, perennials, cuttings, pots, and gardening books. Masks required. Please park on the street! Location: 24 Bank St, North Bennington, VTDate: Saturday, October 10Time: 10am-2pm 

Adapting to a Pandemic: The Barn Project

In the summer of 2020, Southshire began to convert our recently stabilized barn into a new multi-use space. The State of Vermont had released guidelines for the return to school in the fall, and given the physical distancing requirements, we wouldn’t have been able to fit all our students into our schoolhouse at one time….Read More

School Dismissed as a Precaution against COVID-19

March 13, 2020 To help protect our community from undetected cases of novel coronavirus and to help stem the rise of new cases in the region, Southshire Community School has dismissed school, effective end of Friday, March 13, and will remain dismissed for a period of at least three weeks. During this time, students and…Read More

March Mac & Cheese Madness

Dig into a dazzling array of dozens of dishes of ooey-gooey delicious mac and cheese options. Saturday March 7, 2020 First Baptist Church, 610 Main Street, Bennington, VT. A fundraiser to benefit Southshire Community School. Tickets at the door: Adults $12, Children 12 and under $6. Free for children under 2 years old.

2020 Open Houses and Drop-In Days

Come visit us in February and March during our Open House and Drop-in days. Parents and students interested in the school are invited to drop-in or attend one of the open house days. Drop-in days will take place on February 10, 2020 and March 11, 2020 from 9:00-11:30 am and again from 12:30-2:30 pm. Drop-in…Read More

Video – Alice in Wonderland

Performed by Southshire Community School on December 19, 2019 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center of Bennington College. This was the thirty-second Winter Play in the school’s history.  The Winter Play is a long-standing tradition at Southshire, one of two theatrical performances each year. In November and May, students’ focus shifts from academics to performance….Read More

Winter Play – Alice in Wonderland

The Southshire Community School welcomes the public to our adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll on Thursday, December 19 at 7 PM at Theater D207, VAPA, Bennington College. Join Alice in her journey down the rabbit hole as she meets a seemingly unending cast of unique creatures in a slew of fantastical…Read More

Spring Play – The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Southshire Community School will stage an adaptation of The Adventures of Robin Hood as their Spring Play on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 PM at the school (Rain date is June 13 at 7 PM). Join Robin Hood and his merry band on their final three adventures. The group sets about to disrupt the…Read More

Pastapalooza – 15th Annual Benefit Dinner

Southshire Community School welcomes the public to Pastapalooza on Friday, May 17, 5-8 PM at the First Church Barn (Carriage Barn at the Bennington Monument), 1 Monument Circle, Bennington, Vermont. Tickets available at the door, $12 for adults, $6 for children and free for children under 2 years. Dine in or takeout. In its fifteenth…Read More

Drop-In Day and Open House – Wed May 8

The school will hold a Drop-In Day and Open House on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. We welcome the public to both events, where neighbors, parents and students can learn more about the school and its approach to learning. Drop-in day will be from 9 AM to 2 PM, and affords visitors a chance to observe…Read More