We have a dedicated professional teaching and support staff, actively involved families and the wonderfully supportive communities of Fitchburg and Verona.


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Emphasis on Science and Math

Real-life, hands on learning where students develop the skills necessary to conduct meaningful research and solve complex problems.

Environmentally Integrated Curriculum

Our curricular topics are connected to unifying themes organized around an environmentally-based project.


New Century School is open to students in grades K - 5 who live in the Verona Area School District.

New Century School: Driving Innovation in Learning

Since 1995, New Century School Charter school has been a K-5 public school option for all residents in the Verona Area School District. Our mission is to help students become resourceful problem solvers in a global world that demands flexible, innovative and critical thinking. 

Since 2010, we've refined our charter to include a focus on environmental studies and most recently a move to integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into our curriculum. Our environmental themes connect core subjects, nature provides an engaging context for scientific exploration and hands-on learning, our integrated arts program provides cultural context, and partnerships with local non-profits and businesses encourage a sense of community and inspire students to understand the larger world beyond the classroom.

Building on nearly two decades of success, New Century teachers provide a dynamic and proven curriculum that drives our key strengths: multi-age classrooms, team teaching and a student-centered approach to learning. They encourage students to pose thoughtful questions and then guide their learning by helping them effectively seek answers. We believe this questioning method makes learning more exciting, relevant and memorable -- we strive to prepare students to be self-motivated learners who approach new challenges with confidence and creativity. 

As a district public school, New Century is tuition-free. We'd love to share more with you about our school, our approach and how you can apply to enroll. Contact our school office at 608-845-4900 to get more information or schedule a tour.