About Us


Unified School District #36 serves the towns of Corinth and Topsham, in Orange County. Waits River Valley School, the only school in the district, is located on Route 25 approximately 12 miles from Barre to the west and 10 miles from Bradford to the east. The school district is part of the Orange East Supervisory Union with offices located in the town of Bradford. The Waits River Valley School educates children in grades K-8. Secondary students in the two communities have the choice of attending high schools as USD #36 does not designate a high school. 



The mission of the Waits River Valley School is to prepare each student for a meaningful and productive life by providing a rigorous educational experience in which each student is challenged to do his or her best in every area and to discover those areas where they can excel.

OESU MISSION - "Coming together for life-long learning."


We recognize that each of our students, however different, has a right to an equitable education. That education should at a minimum give the student a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in the basics, common to all educated people, including reading, writing, mathematics and the ability to think critically and creatively.

We believe that each student is a unique and impressionable individual who has emotional needs, developmental stages, and unlimited potential. Each student is a person who deserves respect, who wants to be a part of the class in a positive way, and who wants to learn. We believe that each child needs confirmation and support. Each child needs to experience success everyday in order to improve and maintain self-esteem. Each child needs to be able to express his or her needs and desires and have those needs and desires listened to and addressed. 

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