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Founded in 1997, Vermont Commons School is a member of the  National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE), the Vermont Independent Schools Association (VISA), and holds Approved School status from the State of Vermont.

Vermont Commons School is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The goals of an accreditation through NEASC are quality assurance and continued school improvement. NEASC 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 schools and colleges. NEASC 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.