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Academics & Programs

The academic program at Vermont Commons School is a dynamic educational experience. It incorporates the Guiding Principles and genuine life experiences. The basic skill areas provide the base for inquiry and construction of knowledge, while the field-based programs provide a laboratory for students to test these skills and interact with their community. Our Course Catalog describes our unique and integrated curriculum.

The central purpose of all academic activities is to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and experience to understand the interconnection of their local and global ecosystems and communities, to recognize their own roles in these systems, and to formulate a personal and spiritual investment in their natural and social worlds. The study of “place” affords the opportunity to discover and explore how one’s environment, community, and actions are interconnected with the rest of the world. In order to accomplish this goal, each discipline provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills to describe, understand, analyze, communicate, and interact within their local and global communities. The classroom study in Science, Art, English, Mathematics, Social Science, World Languages and Electives allows students to form the base for observation, inquiry, analysis, and communication.

We invite you to read our School Profile.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

Students emerge from their time at Vermont Commons School intrinsically motivated to seek out their role for improving the world, with the skills and competencies to do so.