BRISC receives $20,000 donation toward capital campaign

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Black River Independent School Committee has received its first large donation in the form of appreciated stock. The investment, made by an anonymous donor, is another significant step toward the group’s larger fundraising goal. BRISC aims to raise $800,000 by August 2020 and will continue meeting with prospective donors over the summer and into the fall. Members of the committee have been sharing the mission and vision for Black River Academy through a variety of community events.

Stemwinder hosts Black River Academy wine and cheese fundraiser

Stemwinder hosts Black River Academy wine and cheese fundraiser

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Black River Independent School Committee drew together an excited and engaged crowd of community members and supporters at their Wine & Cheese fundraiser Wednesday, July 10. Wendy Neal of Stemwinder and Leslie Stuart of the Wine & Cheese Depot generously hosted the event. Stemwinder made the perfect backdrop for an evening of inspired conversation around preserving and reimagining quality local education. Several committee members gave an overview of the progress being made by BRISC as well as delving into some key components that will drive the mission and vision of the school.

Black River Independent School kicks off capital campaign

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Black River Independent School Committee has begun seeking the support of the community through their first Capital Campaign. The group is actively pursuing establishing an independent school in Ludlow, which would serve all students in grades 7-12 of Ludlow and Mount Holly.

Black River Independent School Committee gaining momentum

Black River Independent School Committee gaining momentum

LUDLOW, Vt. – Marissa Selleck wants to see her alma mater transition into an independent school.

Selleck is secretary for the Ludlow-based Black River Independent School Committee and a former Black River alumni, having graduated in 2004. Speaking with Selleck along with committee member Suzy Buckley during the informational meeting Monday, Aug. 20 at the Fletcher Memorial Library, they shared some of the progress the BRISC has been making toward their goal of opening Black River Academy, an independent school for grades 7 through 12, once Black River High School and Middle School closes.

Black River Independent School Committee to host a question and answer meeting

LUDLOW, Vt. – BRISC will host an informational event Monday, Aug. 20 at the Fletcher Memorial Library at 5:30 p.m. Students, parents, and community members are encouraged to stop by with their questions and input for the committee.

Black River Independent School Committee to host event series

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow-based Black River Independent School Committee, an official tax-exempt organization, is pursuing their mission to open a local independent school. BRISC has been actively working on approval from the Vermont Board of Education to establish Black River Academy, an independent school serving grades 7-12 in Ludlow and Mount Holly and beyond. The group is poised to submit the application by the end of the summer.

Black River Independent School Committee gaining momentum

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow-based Black River Independent School Committee recently became recognized as an official tax-exempt organization, gaining 501(c)(3) status through the IRS. The group is currently in the process of completing the application to submit to the Vermont Board of Education to establish Black River Academy, an independent school serving grades 7-12 in Ludlow and Mount Holly and beyond.

Help us keep our kids’ education local and Black River Academy sustainable

Since the overwhelmingly positive mandate to move the Ludlow and Mount Holly school districts to school choice and thus widening the educational opportunities for all children in our towns, we have gotten to work to not only expand our children’s choices but to also preserve the almost 200-year tradition of educating children at Black River Academy, the home of Calvin Coolidge and the Presidents.