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In response to the violence committed against African Americans

In response to the violence committed against African Americans

  One faculty member wrote how they “believe that our school cannot stand aside and be silent.” Another wrote, “It would mean so much to me if we, as a school, could make clear, in a brave and public way, that we demand an end to the killing of unarmed people of color by law […]

We All Have Our Teacher Story

  We all have our teacher story.  That one person who made the difference, who believed in us or connected with us or at least shared a genuine laugh at some point and connected with us as if we were real people.  As if we mattered all for ourselves, as ourselves, not just for who […]

Ian Hollyer, ’09, earns his M.D.!

Congratulations ot Ian Hollyer, Class of ’09, upon his graduation, summa cum laude, from the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University!  Three cheers for our Flying Turtle who trekked the long road from 7th-grade Ecology with Peter Goff to a newly minted M.D.!!!

End of Year Frenzy

15 May 2020 Four weeks?  Is that really possible? Somehow, it is.  This is the time of year when everything–everything—suddenly moves very, very quickly, pandemic or not.  Here’s the blow by blow: Next week is a half-week of regular classes, followed by two days of Encounter Experiences. The following Monday, May 25th, is Memorial Day, and we are […]

Disruptive Innovation

9 May 2020 Disruptive innovation. This term was all the rage over the last several years.  I remember when Jasmine and I went to the NAIS conference in Boston back in 2015 and there were tons of sessions on the power of educational innovations that completely disrupted the norm.  Shake things up.  Work to make […]

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.