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Founded in 1997, Vermont Commons School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) and has “Recognized School” status with the State of Vermont.

Vermont Commons School is also accredited by the AISNE. The goals of an accreditation through AISNE are quality assurance and continued school improvement.  AISNE accreditation is a system of accountability that requires self-reflection, analysis, and planning for the future. Comprehensive in scope, it is based on a set of standards that define the characteristics of independent schools. AISNE accreditation attests to substantial compliance with established qualitative standards, integrity in statements to the public describing the school’s program, school commitment to improvement, and sufficiency of institutional resources.

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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.