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Children in Peterborough are blessed with clean air, plenty of parks and outdoor activities, and fun things to do indoors, too. Throughout the year, the Town, and the arts and civic organizations, offer the youth of Peterborough plenty to do. Parenting groups are very active in the area, for parents AND children. The Peterborough Town Library and the Peterborough Recreation Department have year-round activities for children.

Educational Facilities in Peterborough

The Town of Peterborough places high importance on its educational facilities.  They are considered among the best in New England.  This is reflected in Peterborough's well-educated work force.

Peterborough's proximity to major centers of higher education also contributes to an ongoing educational lifestyle for adults as well as children in the community.

Public Schools

The Contoocook Valley School District page has information on all of the public schools in the Peterborough area.

Peterborough Elementary School
Grades: K-4
17 High St, Peterborough, NH 03458

South Meadow Middle School
Grades: 5-8
108 Hancock Rd, Peterborough, NH 03458

Conval Regional High School
Grades: 9-12, vocational education
184 Hancock Rd, Peterborough, NH 03458

Extra Curricular and After School Programs

School Kids in Peterborough (S.K.I.P)
14 Vine St. Peterborough, NH 03458  924-7050

Nearest Community / Technical Colleges

NH Comm/Tech College--Peterborough, Monadnock Region Center

Nearest Colleges/Universities

Franklin PierceKeene StateAntioch New England 

Private Schools 

Cobb Meadow School
Grades: Preschool - Kindergarten
Cobb Meadow Road, Dublin, NH 03444

Happy Valley School
Grades: pre-school years 1 & 2, Kindergarten, after school and enrichment programs for ages 3-6
130 Gulf Road, Peterborough, NH 03458 

Monadnock Area Cooperative School
Grades: Nursery - Grade 8 
141 Forest Road, Hancock, NH 03449 

Mountain Shadows
Grades: Grades 1-8
149 Valley Rd, Dublin, NH 03444

The Well School
Grades: Pre-8 
360 Middle Hancock Road, Peterborough, NH 03458

Monadnock Community Early Learning Center
Route 202 S, Peterborough, NH 03458  

CASA-Child Advocates

CASA of NH works year round to provide quality services to the children victims of abuse and / or neglect.  We recruit, screen, train, then support and supervise our citizen volunteer advocates.  Our volunteers are trained as Guardian ad Litem, get to know the child and then present and represent their best interest in the court system.   Our agency saves the state millions of dollars each year since this service is at no cost to the courts.
Go to their homepage.

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