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2024-2025 Core Calendar

2024-2025 Core Calendar

August 21-23, 26, 2024:  Faculty Meetings August 26, 2024:  New Families Orientation, 3:30 p.m. August 27, 2024:  First Day of School:  Community Day August 28, 2024:  Core Group Outings August 29, 2024:  First regular day of classes, First Semester begins September 2, 2024:  Labor Day (No School) September 10, 2024:  Bonfire September 11, 2024:  Back […]


Burlington senior is the only Vermonter selected from record pool of applicants Vermont Commons School senior Analia Cannon was recently chosen from a record number of applicants as a semi-finalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. The scholarship, which provides last-dollar funding to supplement any institutional aid, allows recipients to graduate from college with as […]

Official Opening of the Outdoor Education Center

Shared by Dexter Mahaffey in News & Notes on October 27th, 2023. It was a week of coming together as a community and recognizing our success in building something. Three long years passed in a moment, when honored guests cut the ribbon at the Outdoor Education Center Wednesday afternoon. Peter Goff represented the learning community, all the […]

Seniors Journey onto Lake Champlain

The senior class recently had the privilege of spending a gorgeous fall morning out on the Marcelle Melosira, UVM’s new Lake Champlain research vessel. Over the course of two hours, staff from the UVM Watershed Alliance as well as undergraduates studying environmental sciences, taught us about the most pressing challenges facing Lake Champlain. In addition, students were exposed to some […]

VCS Core Calendar 2023-24

8/28/23: New Families and Student Orientation, 3:30 p.m. 8/30/23: First Day of School 9/4/23: Labor Day (No School) 9/14/23: Back to School Night 6 – 8:30 p.m. 9/25/23: Yom Kippur (No School) 10/2/23 – 10/6/23: Fall Encounter Week 10/9/23: Indigenous Peoples Day (No School) 10/20/23: Parent/Guardian-Advisor Conferences (No Classes for Students) 11/12/23: Diwali 11/20 – 11/24/23: Thanksgiving Break (No […]

Middle School Volleyball March Madness

Contributed by Zangmu L.S. ’24 This year’s March Madness has 26 middle schoolers (around 52% of all VCS middle schoolers)! We have head coach Sophie R.S. ’23, with co-coaches Toby H. ’24, Winslow S. ’25, and Evie R. ‘26 leading the way. Other high school players have also been helping out here and there. Since […]

Talia ’24 and Tyler ’23 Recognized for Recent Achievements

Talia Gibbs ’24 Receives Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center serves as the Vermont affiliate for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national program that offers exhibition opportunities and scholarships to young artists and writers. Talia Gibbs, Class of 2024, was recently awarded with a silver key […]

A Busy Fall at VCS!

Fall at Vermont Commons is always a busy time and this year has been no exception. Community gatherings, school events, and our new South Building have filled our days with excitement for being together, learning, and having fun. The energy that the students and faculty carry with them each day has been just wonderful! Here’s […]

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.