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VCS Students Develop Wildlife Monitoring System Near Cambrian Rise Development

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 prime […]

2018-2019 Community Calendar

 *Note: To view applicable events, please manually adjust the month at the top-left hand corner of the calendar.

2018-19 Core Calendar

August 30th, 2018: First Day of School September 3rd, 2018: Labor Day; NO SCHOOL October 1st – 5th, 2018: Fall Encounter Week October 18th, 2018: Conference Day (Parents/Advisors); NO SCHOOL for students October 19th, 2018: Fall Break; NO SCHOOL November 19th – 23rd, 2018: Thanksgiving Break; NO SCHOOL December 24th, 2018 – January 4th, 2019: […]

2017 Senior Internships

As a capstone to the community-based education of our Research & Service Program, seniors engage during their fall semester in internships with local businesses, organizations, and professionals working in a broad array of fields, allowing each of our students to pursue one of his or her passions in a deep, meaningful, and challenging way over […]

No Country for Justice: A Dialogue with China’s Leading Human Rights Lawyer in Exile

Vermont Commons Chinese teacher Ben Wang is offering to provide transportation from VCS to St. Michael’s College to those interested in participating in a dialogue with Dr. Teng Biao on Wednesday, September 27th at 5pm. Below is a quick introduction to Dr. Biao’s work: Dr. Teng Biao is currently a visiting scholar at NYU Law […]

VCS Cross Country: Burlington Invitational Results

The VCS Cross Country team ran their first meet of the season on Saturday and it was a huge success! Over 1,000 runners from multiple states competed in the Burlington Invitation, which took place on a chilly day at North Beach. Here are the top VCS finishers in each race: MS Girls: Lily Isham (47th […]

Our New Mission Statement

Over the last 18 months, the Board of Trustees and Faculty of Vermont Commons School undertook a major effort of revisiting and revising the School’s Mission and Guiding Principles with a goal of ensuring their relevance, focus, and utility for years to come. We arrived at a consensus around several essential ideas. We are first […]

Spin for a Cause

Join Rachel Bergstein (VCS ’21) and her family for 1 of 5 one hour spin classes at The Edge in Essex on Sunday, September 17th to raise money for Celiac Disease Research. Celiac Disease is an auto-immune disorder where your body treats gluten (found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt) like poison. Spin For Celiac was […]

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.