We have a dedicated professional teaching and support staff, actively involved families and the wonderfully supportive communities of Fitchburg and Verona.
New Century School has been a tuition-free K-5 option in the Verona Area School District for more than 15 years. In 2010, New Century became Dane County's first "green" charter elementary school, with curriculum centered around study of the natural world.
Building on more than a decade of success, New Century teachers are developing a dynamic curriculum that fits the public school's key strengths (multi-age classes, team teaching and a student-centered approach to learning) while continuing its longtime emphasis on science.
The educational needs of New Century students are met in multi-age classrooms with instruction that uses environmental themes to tie together all academic subjects. Local examples of the natural world, such as the Upper Sugar River Watershed and Verona Area High School Forest, serve as a backdrop for core subjects (literacy, science, social studies, and math).
The curriculum aligns with standards set by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Verona Area School District. It also includes frequent and imaginative use of technology by both teachers and students.
We strive to help students become resourceful problem-solvers and critical thinkers. Teachers encourage students to pose thoughtful questions. Then, they help the children effectively seek answers to guide their learning. We believe that this questioning process makes learning more exciting, relevant and memorable. Environmental themes connect subjects, and nature provides an engaging context for scientific exploration and hands-on learning.
We believe that solving problems in our global world demands flexible and innovative thinking. So, we strive to prepare students to be self-motivated learners who approach new challenges with confidence and creativity.
Want to know more? Interested in a personal tour of New Century School? Please Contact Us today. We welcome interested families to tour the school, observe classes, and speak with current New Century parents and staff. Come see what's different and how our educational approach nurtures a student's natural curiosity.
We have many needs and opportunities for you to help out and be a part of the New Century community. Let us know if you are interested in helping out. Your participation is greatly appreciated!