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school enrollment http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1322/all en Private schools work to keep numbers up http://addisonindependent.com/201205private-schools-work-keep-numbers <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; While some Addison County school districts are considering merging resources and governance in the face of declining enrollment, some of the area&rsquo;s independent, private schools are also having to adjust their budgets and business plans to remain successful.</p> <p> A survey of six of the county&rsquo;s independent schools revealed that while some remain at full capacity, others are seeing student numbers drop and are compensating by either trimming staff and/or grade levels, or are adding new offerings to woo prospective families.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11665">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205private-schools-work-keep-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County education Featured private schools school enrollment Thu, 03 May 2012 20:08:59 +0000 John Flowers 11665 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury's Gailer School to close doors http://addisonindependent.com/201203middleburys-gailer-school-close-doors <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Gailer School, an innovative independent middle and high school in Middlebury, will close its doors for good this spring, with leaders citing declining enrollment and a strained budget as the primary reasons for the difficult decision.</p> <p> &ldquo;Between the struggling economy and the shrinking demographics of Addison County, it has made it really difficult for the private secondary school to recruit enough students,&rdquo; said Gailer Headmaster Lonny Edwards.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11029">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203middleburys-gailer-school-close-doors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury education Featured school budgets school enrollment Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:06:33 +0000 John Flowers 11029 at http://addisonindependent.com