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Schools at a Glance

Bernice A. Ray School

Outside view of Bernice A. Ray School in spring

The Bernice A. Ray School welcomes all elementary-age children in Hanover and Etna, NH. Our teachers and staff members are committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and trusting environment for all children. We offer a balanced and challenging academic program, and a supportive atmosphere for children of all abilities and backgrounds.

In addition to the fundamentals – reading, writing, and math – we seek to expand each child’s interests, reasoning and communication skills. Our children learn to take risks in pursuit of knowledge, and to develop their individual talents. All members of the school community follow the precepts of our ''Three Rs'' – Rights, Respect, Responsibility.


Frances C. Richmond Middle School

Front outside view of Richmond Middle School at spring

The Frances C. Richmond Middle School is a comprehensive middle school of 360 sixth through eighth grade students located in Hanover, New Hampshire as part of the Dresden School District.  We service students from Hanover, New Hampshire and Norwich , Vermont.  

Our mission statement is to inspire students to build the skills and compassion necessary to succeed in a complex world and, as they move toward greater independence, empower them to examine the impact their actions have on themselves, others, and the environment.

Marion Cross School

Front view of Marion Cross School outside at spring

The Marion Cross School is a distinguished elementary school, focused on the well-being and learning of our students. We  serve students in kindergarten through grade six as part of the Norwich School District.

The Marion Cross School  offers an intensive course of study in a supportive environment.  It has been developed to reach students with varied learning styles by balancing traditional approaches with innovative teaching techniques.  Our teachers encourage students to develop their full potential by understanding their strengths and overcoming any limitations.

At Marion Cross School, we believe all students can learn, any subject, any amount.

Hanover High School

Street view of Hanover High School

Founded in 1888, Hanover High School is part of the Dresden School District, an interstate district that serves the communities of Hanover, New Hampshire and Norwich, Vermont. Hanover High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and serves approximately 750 students from grades nine to twelve.

Hanover High School is a democratic school in both philosophy and structure--a laboratory for teaching democratic values. Students are expected to use their voices and their votes to shape their immediate and global communities. On the school Council, students, teachers, administrators, and community members discuss and debate real policies and practices. Graduates have experienced a strong sense of political empowerment, coupled with important responsibility to care for the needs of others. The school achieves the real heart of the democratic process: respect and trust.

The Norwich Times

The Norwich Times features only the “good people, good places and good things happening” in and around the Norwich area. The paper is well-respected and cherished by community members and is often read cover to cover.

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Town of Hanover

Hanover is located on the western side of New Hampshire in the scenic Upper Connecticut River Valley. The river forms the border between Vermont and New Hampshire. The Town has a population of 11,260 (per 2010 census) and is the home of Dartmouth College, which was established in 1769.

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Town of Norwich

Norwich, Vermont is located in Windsor County and has a population of about 3,414. It is located along the Connecticut River, is home to many businesses and nonprofit organizations, and has a vibrant downtown and village green.

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