Our Mission

Marion Cross School is a nurturing kindergarten- through sixth-grade public school that:

• Promotes educational excellence and fosters a lifelong love of learning.

• Empowers all students to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, creative, and social potential.

• Partners with families and the community to develop responsible local and global citizens who can adapt to a changing world.


About Our School

Hours of operation Registration Forms
Long Range Plan SAU #70
Norwich School Board SAU #70 Schools
PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) Enrichment Grant Program

For more information about our school, check out the For Parents section

School Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:15 - 3:10
Wednesday 8:15 - 2:10

Outside supervision begins at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop your child off at school before that time. Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately, especially in cold weather. In rainy weather, morning care will take place in the gymnasium.

Students are expected to be in their classrooms by 8:15 when attendance is taken.

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Long Range Plan
During the 2013-2014 school year, teachers, school board and community members will continue our work on plans for achieving goals in the 8 main areas of our long range plan:
• Students
• Staff
• School Culture
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Leadership
• Facilities and Operation
• Parents
• Finance

For each goal, a committee made up of parents, faculty, and school board members will meet regularly to discuss various options for implementation. The strategies of some goals can be put into effect immediately. Others will need extensive discussion and deliberation. Frequent reports will be made to the School Board and the PTO.


Click here for a copy of the MCS Long Range Plan.

Click here to download an application for serving on a goal group committee.

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Norwich School Board
The Norwich School Board meetings are held in the MCS library, usually on the first Wednesday of every month. Check the schedule at the SAU #70 website for up-to-date meeting information.

Norwich School Board Members

Justin Campfield
Tom Candon
Kelley Hersey
James Mackall
Neil Odell, Chair

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We are extremely lucky to have a very active and involved Parent Teacher Organization. From publishing our school newsletter (PTO Notes) to raising funds for teacher grants for enriching the curriculum to baking pies for staff appreciation day, our PTO volunteers provide vital services and support. Please check out the For Parents section for more information about what the PTO does and what you can do to help. You can also directly access the PTO's new website by clicking on this link.

The Marion Cross PTO was formed in the spring of 1993. This organization brings teachers and parents together to enrich the education of our students. It provides meaningful programs and events for parents, students and teachers, and it engages in special projects that will support the school mission and community spirit. The success and vitality of the PTO depends upon the
involvement of as many parents and teachers as possible. The PTO considers all parents and teachers members. We encourage you to participate.


PTO Officers for 2016-2017 are:

President Co-Chair: Stephanie McCaull, smccaull@gmail.com

President Co-Chair: Susan Simmers, susan_simmers@yahoo.com

Treasurer: Tonya Gammell, tonya.gammell@hypertherm.com

Secretary: Hillary Campfield, hillarycampfield@gmail.com



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Registering for School

The first step in registering a student at Marion Cross School is to call Katie Cormier, the School Counselor and Director of Admissions. She can answer questions you might have, set up a tour and information session for you and your child, and help you with the transition. You can reach her at: 802/649-1703 or by email: katiecormier@marioncross.org

Next, parents of all new students, plus parents of incoming pre-K and K students, should complete an online pre-registration form. There are two possible pre-registration links to visit, depending on whether you will enroll your child at MCS this year, or beginning in September 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.

- The first registration site is if you wish to register your child this school year, 2016- 2017. It can be accessed by clicking here.

- If you are a parent of an incoming pre-K or K student, or you are enrolling your child for next school year 2017-2018 (beginning September 2017) please use this link.

Finally, please is to fill out our registration packet. The packet contains a few additional information sheets not included with the online registration process. (Click on this registration packet link to download the forms. Revised February 2017.)

This includes:
•Records Release
•English Language Survey
•Kindergarten Questionnaire (if your child is a new K student)

Please add a copy of the child's birth certificate and current immunization record in order to complete the registration packet.

We look forward to your joining our community. Please let Katie know if there is anything she can do to help.

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Sau #70

Marion Cross School, Hanover's Ray Elementary School, and Dresden Interstate School District (Richmond Middle School and Hanover High School) are administered by SAU #70, located in Hanover, NH.

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Sau #70 Schools

Norwich students attend Marion Cross School for Kindergarten through 6th grade. They attend the Richmond Middle School across the Connecticut River in Hanover, NH for 7th and 8th grades, joining Hanover middle School students.

Hanover students attend the Ray School through 5th grade and then enter Richmond Middle School for grades 6th - 8th.

Hanover High School serves Norwich, VT and Hanover, NH students in grade 9 - 12. Hanover High also accepts tuition-paying students from other Upper Valley communities as space permits.

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Each year, a number of Enrichment Grants are offered to teachers to enhance their education, and, in turn, to enhance our students' education. Teachers design the experience: they can be unusual opportunities or envelope-pushing experiences. Here are write-ups of the most recent (2012) grants.

Beth Haney

Rick Newton

Joy Blongewicz

Allison Litten


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The Milton Frye Fund

The Milton Frye Fund, a true endowment, was established in June 1996 to honor Milt Frye’s twenty-three years of service as principal of the Marion Cross School. The purpose of the fund is to support special learning experiences - experiential learning - for the children at the Marion Cross School.

Click here to visit The Milt Frye Fund website.


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Marion Cross School
22 Church St. | PO Box 900 | Norwich, VT 05055
phone 802-649-1703 | fax 802-649-3640

Updated 03/03/17