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Welcome to
Fisher Elementary School


About our Community

Arlington Memorial is warm and caring. You can connect with people here in a way that you can't at other schools.


We see our students potential

We help our students pursue their goal and dreams through academic, athletic, and artistic programs. 


Deanne Lacoste

Has served as principal at Fisher Elementary School since 2007. Mrs. Lacoste is a former Special Education Teacher. During her tenure, Fisher has increased its students population from 185 to 220, added two new playgrounds and developed a Pre- Kindergarten program for students ages three and four.

Whether you are a new family to the school district, returning family, or a prospective one, we hope this site offers you valuable information about the mission of Fisher Elementary School. 

Families are always welcome to Fisher. Whether it's popping in to have lunch with your student or attending one of our numerous events throughout the year, we want you to be a part of your students' efforts and achievements.

Located in the southwest corner of Vermont, Fisher offers a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 education to 220 students who live in the communities of Arlington and Sandgate. Fisher Elementary School is part of the Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union which includes the Arlington and Sandgate school district. 

Curriculum and planning goals are shared at the K-2 and 3-5 levels with an overall mission of "creating an instructional process whereby all students are able to achieve their academic potential."

As you browse through this website, you will see the Faculty Staff Directory page which offers direct email links to Fisher faculty and staff for easy email communication. Please call, email, or stop in to set up a time to meet if you have any concerns or questions. Your student's educational experience is as important to us as it is to you. 

Fisher Elementary School is a community school in the very best sense. Your Student will not "get lost in the shuffle" here. We know our students, we care about their success and we in a caring and supportive environment. If you would like to tour Fisher Elementary, please call our Main Office at 375.6409 to schedule a time.

Warm Regards, 

Deanne Lacoste

Fisher Elementary Principal

Fisher at a Glance

Arlington is located in the southwestern part of Vermont in Bennington County, 20 minutes north of Bennington and 10 minutes south of Manchester. Beautiful mountains surround our community of about 2,500. The school districts of Arlington and Sandgate comprise the Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union. 

Arlington and Sandgate are known for being home to many famous artists including Norman Rockwell, Don Trachte, and Gene Pelham as well as an author and educator Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Fisher Elementary School was named in her honor in 1958. The school was expanded in 1968 and again in 1993. A new playground was added in 2014.


Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union District

Fisher Elementary School (Pre-K through Grade 5

Fisher Partnerships:

Happy Days Playschool

Vermont Reading Partners


New England Association of Schools & Colleges

Fisher In-House


Choral Music & Instrument Instruction

Full-time Nurse

Dental Hygiene

Special Education Services

Public Pre-Kindergarten for three and four year old students

Fisher Numbers

Enrollment: PreK - Grade 5 = 220

Maximum PreK Class size = 15 (three classes)

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