Student Testimonials

"It’s a small school and it helps me learn.  There is nothing about the Learning Center I don’t like”.  -Brad

 “I like that the teachers support me with the work, and they create  a positive environment”. – Brendon

“I enjoy MVLC because it is like a second home to me.  The staff are very understanding and loving.  MVLC  offers a learning opportunity that I never felt I had before. ”.  -Olivia



MVLC  offers small class sizes and additional staff support for both academics and behavior.  These services allow students to focus on their individual needs, and gives them confidence to become a participating members of  the community.

We offer

  • MVHS credits/diploma (26 credit diploma)
  • Access to jobs coordinator for job shadowing
  • Staff trained in RENEW process
  • Weekly school community meetings
  • Small group challenges/team building activities
  • Daily student focus time to discuss and plan for success
  • A tiered behavioral expectation system with incentives
  • Personal goal setting
  • Monthly/bimonthly community service field trips
  • Monthly/bimonthly reward field trips



  • We are proud to share that we will be offering a new graduation option for our students!  Stay tuned for more details!

    First Day of School for students is 8/29/2017!  
  • Vertical Entertainment
    On September 14th Vertical Entertainment will be coming to our school from 12-2.  Rock Climbing and Bungee Jumping, please dress accordingly.
    Posted Aug 31, 2018, 4:39 AM by Ken Fuller
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Our Programs

The Merrimack Valley Learning Center is the home of a variety of unique programs.  
We offer both special education programming and alternative education programming. These programs are approved by the State of New Hampshire, Department of Education.  They are designed for students who struggle with both academic and emotional challenges. Here at MVLC we address student needs through Individual Education Plans (IEP). Class sizes are small and there is additional staff support for academic and behavioral needs. The school day is structured with frequent short breaks and positive reinforcement is woven throughout the daily program.  

The goal for students in these programs is to stabilize behaviors, build/develop strategies for the student to be successful, in hopes that they will eventually integrate back into the larger MV middle or high school.
The alternative education program is for students who are not identified under special education, but require a smaller learning environment with additional staff support.