Volunteering 2018-03-29T13:15:40+00:00

We ask all of our families to contribute 30 hours of service each year, both because it helps us to strengthen our sense of community and involvement, and because that service helps to defray some of our costs or to raise funds. That translates to enabling us to keep tuition as low as we possibly can.

We are also delighted to have volunteer help from others outside the current school community – alumni families, friends, and soon-to-be friends who believe in what we deliver and want to help make a difference.

Here are some of the ways we currently use parents’ volunteer assistance:

Planning and presenting an in‐class project, particularly in areas of special expertise

Planning a field trip or special outing

Driving and chaperoning field trips

If no opening is available, the student is placed on our waitlist.

Presenting a lesson in a particular skill, profession or expertise

Substituting in the classroom when a teacher or assistant is absent

Driving in the Parent Teacher Organization as an officer, on a PTO committee, or as Class Parent

Serving in the Parent Teacher Organization as an officer, on a PTO committee, or as Class Parent

Serving on the Board of Trustees or a board committee, including fund-raising committees

Other contributions or activities as approved by school faculty and staff

We are grateful for other volunteers who help us by:

Serving on our Board of Trustees and committees

Helping to raise funds through our Annual Fund, grant proposal writing, and other efforts

Providing special expertise for our classes, board, or staff

Helping with Sequinalia, Super Sports Saturday, and other special events

Lending expertise and help with landscaping, grounds keeping, and building maintenance


607-562-8754, Ext. 110


BREAKING NEWS: CVMS is planning for an in-person instructional model, 5 days per week, for the 2020-2021 school year, beginning in September. If you are looking for a small school setting that provides a strong academic program, please consider CVMS. Our facilities allow us to meet state & health department guidelines. Openings are available, but we are filling up fast. Call 562-8754 to schedule a tour!