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The Villages Charter School

The Villages Charter School (VCS) opened in August, 2000 and is one of the most successful public charter schools in Florida. In fact, VCS has been a "High Performing Charter School", earned a "School of Excellence" and has received 20 straight "A" ratings from the Florida Department of Education! This year, VCS earned the "Cognia School and Systems of Distinction" from the international accreditation group Cognia.

The Villages Charter School currently consists of 6 attendance centers (three elementary centers, one middle school, one K-8 center and one high school) with an enrollment of over 3,450. In the fall of 2023, VCS opened a K-8 center (with an enrollment capacity of 2,000) and relocated The Villages High School with an expanded enrollment capacity of 2,000 bringing our total enrollment capacity across all buildings to approximately 6,500.

The Villages Charter School offers a world-class comprehensive K-12 curriculum and state of the art facilities taught by an instructional staff second to none. We invite you to look over our school website to learn more and we welcome you to apply to join our incredible team. Our staff is here to assist parents with all aspects of student enrollment. Click "Enrollment" link to learn more and start the application process. Our staff also handles all human resources for employees of The Villages Charter School. To learn more about employment, click "Job Opportunities".

The Central Office is located in the main office of The Villages High School. The VCS Accounting Office is located at the east entrance of the Intermediate Center along the car line leading to the middle school.

Select the "Marketplace" link along the bottom right side of this page to find all of the business partners affiliated with The Villages Charter School. Employees of the businesses listed are eligible to apply for enrollment. Additionally, businesses can add promotional flyers that folks can use to get discounts and the business can indicate that they are hiring. Please look over the Marketplace to learn more.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact one of our staff at our main number, 352-259-2350. To learn more about our school please look over the information on the various web pages of our site. You can also download a PDF of our brochure.

Contact Information:

The Villages Early Childhood Center
@ Buffalo Ridge (PK1-PK4)

Tabitha Jackson, Director Buffalo Ridge ECC

510 Old School Road, The Villages, FL 32162
Tel. 352-259-7161

The Villages Early Childhood Center
@ Middleton (PK1-PK4)

Shannon Taylor, Director Middleton ECC

2325 LeAnne Lane, Middleton, FL 34762
Tel. 352-259-6870

Elementary School

Teri Mattson, Elementary School Principal, Buffalo Ridge Campus

Primary Center (Kindergarten - 1st grade): 352-259-7700
521 Old School Road, The Villages, FL 32162

Intermediate Center (2nd - 3rd grade): 352-259-2300
350 Tatonka Terrace, The Villages, FL 32162

4th & 5th Grade Center (4th- 5th grade): 352-259-6850
450 Village Campus Circle, The Villages, FL 32162

LeAnne Yerk, Elementary School Principal, Middleton Campus

Middleton Campus (Kindergarten - 5th grade): 352-259-6820
2377 Stampeder Trail, Middleton, FL 34762

Middle School

Peggy Irwin, VCMS @ Buffalo Ridge Principal

Buffalo Ridge Campus: 352-259-0044
251 Buffalo Trail, The Villages, FL 32162

Cathy Rowan, VCMS @ Middleton Principal

Middleton Campus: 352-259-6860
2453 Stampeder Trail, Middleton, FL 34762

High School

Robin Grant, High School Principal

Middleton Campus: 352-259-3777
2210 Dr Randy McDaniel Way, Middleton, FL 34762

The Villages Charter School Autism Center

Autism Center (Kindergarten - 5th grade): 352-259-6868
420 Village Campus Circle, The Villages, FL 32162

Central Office

Randy McDaniel, Director of Education

Tara Milow, Enrollment Coordinator/Admissions Office

Central Office: 352-259-2350
2210 Dr Randy McDaniel Way, Middleton, FL 34762

VCS Accounting Office

490 Village Campus Circle, The Villages, FL 32162
Tel. 352-259-6808

Website Accessibility

The Villages Charter School (VCS) is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to people with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and are experiencing difficulty accessing information on this site, please contact to gain access to inaccessible content or functionality of online content. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II with VCS please contact Patrick Murphy, Instructional Technology Supervisor at 352-259-2350.