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Alumni Spotlight

“VCS always gave me a sense of my place in our environment at large… We are all so very different. We view and measure the world around us in different ways; through different eyes. I would say to the current, past, and prospective students at Vermont Commons School: work hard and appreciate the people who support you! Love yourself but also embrace the struggles of those around you with understanding. Never, ever let anyone define what success means to you.”

Sam Barrocas ’08

Read more about Sam’s philosophy and adventures over the past 10 or so years here.





“VCS instilled a respect for academics, the importance of a well rounded perspective, a good attitude, and a curiosity in travel. While I never studied photography in high school, those values aided me throughout my life and now in my everyday work.”

Julia Luckett Cox ’08

Read more about Julia’s philosophy of photography and memories of VCS here.




“Hmm… favorite thing about VCS. Just one?! Too hard. But if I    had to pick… the community. Finding a place where I could come  out of my shell (pun intended), and be totally accepted, welcome,   and loved. Also, all the staff babies ;).”

Susannah “Zannah” Johnson ’11

Read about Zannah’s experience in Social Work in South Africa here!




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.