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Founded in 1997 and accredited by the State of Vermont

  • Earned membership in the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England (ISANNE) 2010
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) 2011
  • Grades 6-12, coeducational
  • Average class size of 12 students
  • 80% of faculty members hold advanced degrees
  • Total enrollment of 115 students in 2016-2017
  • Average yearly financial aid awards totaling $300,000
  • SAT Averages, Vermont Commons School Class of 2017:
    • Critical Reading and Writing 649 (National Average Class of 2017: 543)
    • Mathematics 599 (National Average Class of 2017: 539)
    • TOTAL 1248 (National:1082)
  • Students come from the following towns: Alburgh, Burlington, Charlotte, Colchester, Duxbury, Ferrisburgh, Fletcher, Essex, Essex Junction, Georgia, Grand Isle, Hinesburg, Jericho, Lincoln, Milton, Montpelier, Moretown, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Richmond, Shelburne, South Burlington, South Hero, St. George, Underhill, Vergennes, Warren, Waterbury Center, Williston, Winooski, Keene Valley and Plattsburgh, NY
  • Every year since we opened, each of our graduating seniors applies to college and virtually all of them are admitted to their first or second choice college or university. A few of the colleges our recent graduates are attending are: Bard College, Carleton College, the Center for Cartoon Studies, Columbia University, George Washington University, Grinnell College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Kenyon College, Middlebury College, Mount Allison University, New York University, Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore College, Swarthmore College, University of California – San Diego, University of Notre Dame, University of Rochester, University of Vermont, Washington University in St. Louis, Willamette University, and Yeshiva University
  • The Encounter Week Program may include backpacking, canoeing, or snowshoeing, trips to Yellowstone and Acadia National Parks, and the Sundance Film Festival as well as international travel to locations such as Belize, Peru, Costa Rica, the Galapagos and Italy where ecology and/or culture may be studied and community service provided
  • The Research & Service program offers community service opportunities to every student, every year with a variety of local community partners such as the Food Shelf, The Residence at Shelburne Bay, the Association for Africans Living in Vermont, and the King Street Center
  • Competitive sport teams in volleyball (state champions), and Ultimate Frisbee (state champions) and robust club teams in cross country running, and basketball.
  • Weekly ski program, with transportation, to Bolton Valley each Friday afternoon during the winter months
  • After-school programs are available for an additional fee and may include: improv instruction, robotics, digital arts, cooking, chamber music, violin instruction and acting

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.