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Spring Arts Night

Spring Arts Night

  On Thursday, May 19th, the VCS Arts Council presented Spring Arts Night! Festivities kicked off early with Yum! Food Truck right outside the student entrance. Students and families couldn’t resist the opportunity to enjoy a sno-cone, an order of mac and cheese, or a sandwich before the show began. At 5:00pm our Concert Band, Chamber […]

Class of ’22 Senior Projects Underway

Every Spring, the senior class embarks upon Senior Projects–an opportunity to spend five weeks exploring a field of interest, to pursue a possible career or attain a skill, and to gain a sense of the professional world outside the classroom. While we will miss them dearly, we are excited to see how they creatively tie […]

VCS Players Presented Harvey

On Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd, the VCS Players presented Harvey. After a two-year hiatus of performances at VCS, students, faculty, and families were thrilled to experience live theater once again! We all had the chance to meet the eccentric Elwood P. Dowd, who insisted on inviting his friend to all of his […]

A Small, Good Thing

Raymond Carver’s seminal short story, “A Small, Good Thing,” pulls its readers to the darkest place of human experience, the kind of loss unfortunately so ubiquitous these days in which we live.  Each day’s news round-up, overflowing inbox, and online posts are enough to overwhelm any one of us any day of the week, just as […]

VCS Hosts Model UN Conference

On Saturday, March 19, Vermont Commons School hosted the state’s largest conference of the Model United Nations, a simulation of the UN General Assembly where high school students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more. The conference, currently the only in-person Model UN in Vermont […]

Vermont Poetry Out Loud Championship 2022

  March 14th, Amelia Foster ’25 participated at the Poetry Out Loud state competition at the Barre Opera House. Weeks earlier she competed in a class competition by reciting a poem from memory. Developing her public speaking skills, she was judged in six categories: Physical Presence, Voice and Articulation, Dramatic Appropriateness, Evidence of Understanding, and […]

Class of 2022: Highest SAT Average in the History of the School

From the beginning to the end of each day, it all boils down to the students, doesn’t it? The student experience, students overcoming challenges, student growth and leadership. What these incredible kids do everyday is what draws me and my colleagues to the life of being an educator. Students are intrinsically resilient, partially because they are […]

ENCOUNTER WEEK REUNITES STUDENTS WITH LOCAL & REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

  For Immediate Release October 25, 2021 Contact: Jill Strawbridge jstrawbridge@vermontcommons.org 802-865-8084 VERMONT COMMONS SCHOOL’S ENCOUNTER WEEK REUNITES STUDENTS WITH LOCAL AND REGIONAL COMMUNITIES VCS’s signature program successfully resumes after hiatus necessitated by Covid South Burlington, VT — After 18 difficult months, Vermont Commons School joyfully resumed its unique and much-missed Encounter Week Program, an […]

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.