Our History

Achievements & Accolades

Valley New School students have volunteered over 45,000 hours of service at over 100 organizations in our community.

VNS staff and students have guided and continue to guide the start-up of other charter schools across the state.

Valley New School has been named a Best High School by U.S. News & World Report.

100% of students are accepted into a post-secondary institution.



Doors open to 64 students, grades 7-10


Enrollment expanded to grades 7-11


Enrollment expanded to grades 7-12

1st graduating class received diplomas


Earned national Lab School status by EdVisions, Inc., recognizing VNS as a standard to which all other EdVisions network schools should model themselves


Earned Charter School of the Year: Silver Award*


Earned Charter School Innovator of the Year: Distinguished Merit Award*

Earned 2010 Fox Cities Youth Alliance Service Award presented by the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin


Enrollment expanded to 68 students

Nominated for Charter School of the Year*


Recognized as a Lab School of The Innovative Schools Network



*Awarded by a committee appointed by the Wisconsin Charter Schools Association