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Returning to the Building

Returning to the Building

To our Vermont Commons Parents/Guardians,   Beginning Monday, March 29th, your children have the opportunity to return to the building for classes two days a week. In addition, we also have our Encounter Experiences on Wednesdays.   9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders can come to school Mondays and Tuesdays 11th and 12th graders will be based […]

Two VCS Students Named as National Merit Finalists

We are delighted to announce an incredible honor just bestowed upon two members of the Class of 2021. Each year, just under 4 million 11th graders from high schools across the country take the PSAT.  During the fall of their Senior year, the students with the top scores on the PSAT nationally are awarded Semi-Finalist […]

0% Tuition Increase

  Each year at their January meeting, the Board of Trustees sets tuition for the subsequent school year at Vermont Commons.  This painstaking process begins late in the fall, through careful review of the projected operational goals and needs of the school, tuitions at other comparable institutions in our local and regional market, internal long-term tuition projections, and the school’s overall financial position.  At […]

News and Notes December 12, 2020

News & Notes 12:18

On Democracy and Compassion

     Two themes are on my mind this week:  Democracy and Compassion.      Democracy for two reasons.  The obvious one is of course the upcoming election.  Regardless of where your political inclination lies, every major election cycle in our country serves as a reminder of how important participation by every one of us is.  An […]

VCS Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

  Vermont Commons School seniors Sophie Dodds (left) of Burlington, VT and Benjamin Poulin (right) of Shelburne, VT, have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Vermont Commons is one of only 16 schools in the state to have students recognized as semifinalists. Over 1.5 million juniors in nearly 21,000 high […]

Outdoor Education and Field Study Fall 2020

  We are excited to share a sampling of our fall Encounter Experiences continuing the tradition of learning outside of the classroom. This year is obviously very different. We have adapted our Encounter Program to be full-day, outdoor, in-person experiential education every Wednesday. These multi-week Short Courses will be held outside in small, socially-distanced, cross-grade […]

Changing the Community Through Connections: a COVID-19 Story

Vermont Commons School science instructor Mark Keegan assembling face shields for donation to local health care organizations   Written by Kent Vaccaro, Class of 2020: One of the strongest places for community and connection across fields is locally at schools. Local Middle and High School, Vermont Commons School, began an intracommunity partnership seeking to help […]

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.