The Mid Vermont Christian School opened its doors in September of 1987 in the first floor of the Woodstock Baptist Fellowship. The school employed one teacher who taught Kindergarten, First, Third, and Fourth grades to a total of just five students! The teacher also had the responsibility of feeding wood to the furnace three times each day. She also had a helper with Art instruction that year. In the middle of the school year, everyone moved upstairs to some renovated classrooms.
The 1988-89 school year saw the addition of one teacher and eight more students, plus Music, Physical Education, and Art instructors.
The 1989-90 school year began with some new staff members – three full time classroom teachers. The school grew to twenty-eight students, and at the end of the year the Board hired its first administrator. We also had a parent who organized and ran the Library.
The 1990-91 school year began with forty-nine students in grades Kindergarten through Seventh grade. Two more teachers were added – a Junior High instructor, and a staff member to teach Computer and work with remedial students. The school’s first secretary began that year. During the 1990-91 school year the Board negotiated the purchase of both a building and land in Quechee.
The 1991-92 school year began with many exciting changes. The school moved into its new facilities in Quechee with almost 100 students enrolled in Preschool through the ninth grade. Several new staff were added: the school’s first Preschool Director/Teacher; a preschool aide; a teacher to teach a combination 2nd/3rd grade class and another to teach a combination 4th/5th grade class; French and Latin teacher; and a school custodian.
In 1993-94, another transition occurred as when the notable Dr. Arthur Nazigan was hired as our Headmaster. In this same year we also began our first basketball season.
In 1994, the gymnasium was built with three junior/senior high classrooms built into the side of the gym where bleachers would eventually be.
In 1995, three classrooms, a science lab, and a small office were built above the existing gymnasium classrooms.
The 1996-97 school year began with adding the Twelfth grade. Now we had all grades from Preschool through Twelfth Grade. In June the first five students graduated from Mid Vermont Christian School.
In January 2000, the junior/senior high school was completed and the seventh through twelfth grade moved in as well as the art and music departments, and the computer lab. We presently have 91 students from Preschool through Grade 12.