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Prospective Families

Norwich, Vermont

Norwich, VT is home to approximately 3,400 people. Norwich is located along the Connecticut River in the Upper Valley, across the river from Hanover, NH and Dartmouth College. Children living in Norwich attend Marion Cross School for grades K-6 and then join Hanover students to attend middle and high school.

"Community is a concept we take very seriously in Norwich. " —Tom Candon, Chair, Norwich School Board


To register your child for Pre-K you need to:


  • Register for your school of choice.

Marion Cross School hosts a pre-K program on site Monday - Thursday from 8:30am to 11:00am. In addition, Norwich Nursery School and Child Care Center in Norwich (as well as several other Vermont child-care programs) have partnership agreements with the Norwich School District to provide a publicly funded, high quality, pre-kindergarten program for eligible three and four year olds. Public funding is applied toward the private program cost for 10 hours per week for 35 weeks.

  • Complete the online pre-registration form:

Marion Cross School pre-registration form 2019-20.


Kindergarten registration happens every spring and is advertised in the Valley News transaction ads, posted to the Norwich Listserv and mailed to current MCS families. There are several steps to the kindergarten registration process including: pre-registration forms, kindergarten screening, and registration forms.

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Grade 1 - 6

Registering for School

The first step in registering a student at Marion Cross School is to call the front office (802-649-1703) to arrange a tour and provide some basic information. 

Parents of all new students, including incoming pre-K and K students, should complete an online pre-registration form. It can be accessed by clicking here. Birth certificates immunizations, and proof of residency may be uploaded or brought/mailed to MCS Front Office. 

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