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Vermont Commons School Annual Report 2015-16

Vermont Commons School Annual Report 2015-16

Community Calendar 2015-16

Please Note: Calendar content begins in August. Some events on this calendar are subject to change. Encounter Weeks and breaks (including Thanksgiving, Winter, February, April, etc.) are finalized.

It’s All About the People

Engaging. Vibrant. Challenging. Stimulating.  These are all words that accurately describe the unique programs at Vermont Commons School.  They are not just adjectives picked out of thin air to entice the hundreds of people who explore our website, moreover, they are accurate descriptions of what happens in our classrooms, on our playing fields and courts, […]

Providing What They Need

Many parents are familiar with the Five Basic Needs set forth by noted psychologist Abraham Maslow that deal with what we as humans require to live a full and rewarding life.  These include the need to be healthy, to be safe, to be part of a group, to have strong self esteem, and to fulfill […]

Learning Differently, but Learning Nonetheless

Dyslexia.  It was a word that I had heard before but certainly did not have much acquaintance with.  At the time I started working as a young Admissions Director at The Carroll School in Lincoln, MA, it was an umbrella term that encompassed all manner of “learning disabilities”, “learning challenges”, and the term many professionals […]

Keys to the Castle

The most common use of the word “steward” in modern terms is likely to refer to the people whose job it is to assist passengers during airplane flights – stewards and stewardesses.  Not to slight these hard working folks who put up with all manner of issues from customers, but the word in old English […]

Close Encounters of the VCS Kind

Dear Friends, So often my September letter is a reflection of the Fall Encounter Week, and as this year we delayed our autumnal adventures later into the season, I include a few belated musings about this truly unique aspect of life at VCS.  I have been part of many schools in my day but have […]

15th Anniversary Green-Gray Celebration June 6

Come help us celebrate Vermont Commons School’s 15th Anniversary at Shelburne Farms. There will be a red carpet, a DJ, a photo booth, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, awards, and Peter Goff’s Multi-Media Extravaganza! When: Wednesday, June 6 from 6-9pm Where: Shelburne Farms Coach Barn Attire: Creative formal in green or gray RSVP: Please RSVP by May […]

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.