River Branch – Community School

397 Main Street, Suite 5
Waterbury VT 05676


River Branch Community School is a 5 STAR non profit Early Education Program located in Waterbury, Vermont. We serve children 6 weeks old to 5 years old. At RBCS we immerse children in nature based learning to support intentional, play based experiences to meet each child’s unique developmental profile. We are located in the old Duxbury schoolhouse where we enjoy 2.5 acres of green space complete with vegetable gardens, mowed sensory paths, multiple outdoor classrooms and easy access to trails, streams and town.

“We love to see how often the kids venture out, and they always seem so happy, as do the teachers!”

“It is such a great space, your teachers clearly provide stimulating, respectful and responsive care for their students. You set the bar very high, to say the least, and I’ve found myself comparing other centers to yours, only to be kind of disappointed by their offerings compared to yours!”

“Everything is is done with such intentionality: from the design of the outdoor play space to the art projects that children work on over time. The use of the physical outdoor space and the curriculum is so well-aligned with where our children are at developmentally and what skills will help them grow. We are so grateful to have such knowledgeable, dedicated, and hardworking teachers that create such powerful learning experiences for our children.”

“The teachers are dedicated and kind. The teaching models are creative which helps the child become engaged and stay excited about learning new things. We are very fortunate for the space the children have to learn, grow and explore. The teachers embrace the outdoors and encourage the children to be curious. We are extremely happy we were able to find such a wonderful little school in our community!”