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Schedule of Events

Join us in celebrating 25 years of Vermont Commons School! Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, catch up with faculty, reminisce, and see what’s new on campus (there’s a lot!) The entire Flying Turtle community is welcome. Drop in to one event or come to them all. There will be plenty of free time to socialize. Alums, current and alum families, grandparents and friends—we can’t wait to see you at VCS.


Unless otherwise noted, all events are at Vermont Commons School, 75 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington. Some events run concurrently.

Friday, June 10

1:00 p.m. | Class of 2022 Graduation

Saturday, June 11

9:00 a.m. | Hike Mt. Philo with Jennifer Cohen & Judy Chaves P’03 ’06
5425 Humphreys’ Rd., Charlotte, VT 05445
Park admission: $4, $2 ages 4-13, Free ages 0-3

10:00 a.m. | Tour the Outdoor Education Center with Peter Goff, Magnus Ames ‘22, and Craig Heindel P’03 ’06
2369 Spear Street, Charlotte, VT 05445
Mud boots and bug spray recommended, tall boots required for those hiking the property.
VCS acquired 60 acres in Charlotte for outdoor education in summer 2020. The OEC is undeveloped with numerous wetlands and thick woods. Those joining the 10 a.m. hike, be prepared to bushwhack! 

10:00 a.m. | Registration at VCS | ongoing all day

10:00 a.m. | Tours of VCS, 75 Green Mountain Drive | student-led

10:30 & 11:00 a.m. | Tours of our NEW Building, 55 Green Mountain Drive

11:30 a.m. | Alumni Memorial Garden Dedication
In memory of Andrew Howe ’05, Peter Krag ’04, Weston Lea ’01, and Jessica Pomerleau ’02

12:00 p.m. | Lunch & Celebration Cake
Remarks from Head of School Dexter Mahaffey
Box Lunch ($)

1:00 p.m. | Alum-Student-Faculty Volleyball with Peter Goff

1:00 p.m. | Building Tours available

2:00 p.m. | Alum-Student-Faculty Ultimate Frisbee with Chance Cardamone-Knewstub
Veteran’s Memorial Park, 1000 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Alumni-Faculty Social at Karma Bird House Gallery
Alumni, faculty & former faculty welcome!
47 Maple Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Cash bar ($)
Thank you to alum parents Giovanna and Michael Jager P’09 ’13 ’19 for sharing Karma Bird House with us!

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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.