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2020-2021 Community Calendar

2020-2021 Community Calendar

NOTE: You will need to set the month to August 2020 at the earliest to see 2020-2021 dates.

2020-21 Core Calendar

September 8th, 2020: First Day of School October 15th, 2020: Conference Day (Parents/Advisors); NO SCHOOL for students October 16th, 2020: Fall Break; NO SCHOOL November 3rd, Election Day; NO SCHOOL November 4th, Faculty Inservice; NO ENCOUNTER EXPERIENCE Student post-election discussion groups on Zoom in morning. Students free starting at lunch November 23rd – 27th, 2020: […]

Head of School Blog

From the Archive: Thoughts on Education at Vermont Commons School by Dr. Dexter Mahaffey, Head of School In his essay “A Good Scythe,” Wendell Berry writes about his preference for using the old-world tool over the now ubiquitous weed-eater.  While Berry objects to the combustion engine tool’s effect on our environment, his focus here is on […]

Classroom Renovation Completed! Come celebrate with us!

Out with the “Cave” and the “Maze,” in with enriched learning, enhanced arts, and homes for faculty and classes! Join us Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. for morning refreshments, socializing with parents, alums, alum parents, faculty, and friends, take a tour of the new classroom and learning spaces, learn about the incredible positive impact on the student […]

Member of Class of ’20 Recognized at Brown Model U.N.

  Over the November 8th-10th Weekend, Vermont Commons again sent a delegation to the Brown University Model UN, formally known as the 23rd Brown University Simulation of the United Nations.  Mark Cline Lucey, this year with the co-leadership of fellow Social Studies faculty member Kathryn McDermott, once again led a team of over 20 Flying […]

VCS Students Develop Wildlife Monitoring System Near Cambrian Rise Development

  South Burlington, Vermont – As part of a newly launched service program at the Vermont Commons School, students in science teacher Peter Goff’s multi-grade advisory have been developing a system to monitor wildlife at the site of Cambrian Rise, a 20 acre, 730 unit housing development on Burlington’s North Avenue. The location is a […]

2019-2020 Community Calendar

*IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need to adjust the months at the top-left corner to at least August 2019 in order to see dates.  

2019-20 Core Calendar

August 29th, 2019: First Day of School September 2nd, 2019: Labor Day; NO SCHOOL September 23rd – 27th, 2019: Fall Encounter Week October 17th, 2019: Conference Day (Parents/Advisors); NO SCHOOL for students October 18th, 2019: Fall Break; NO SCHOOL November 25th – 29th, 2019: Thanksgiving Break; NO SCHOOL December 23rd, 2019 – January 3rd, 2020: […]

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.