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Quick Stats

Founded in 1997

  • Two campuses:
    • Five-acre main campus on Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington, Vermont, USA
    • 55-acre Outdoor Education Center at 2369 Spear Street, Charlotte, Vermont
  • Accredited by the the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE)
  • Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and holds “Recognized School” status from the Vermont State Board of Education
  • Grades 6-12, coeducational
  • Average class size of 12 students
  • More than 80% of faculty members hold advanced degrees
  • Total enrollment of 107 students in 2022-23
  • Up to 16.5% of operating budget allocated annually to financial aid awards
  • SAT Averages, Vermont Commons School Class of 2022:
    • ERW: 701
    • Math: 651
    • TOTAL: 1352
  • U.S. National Averages, Class of 2021:
    • ERW: 528
    • Math: 523
    • TOTAL: 1051
  • State of Vermont Averages, Class of 2021:
    • ERW: 559
    • Math: 545
    • TOTAL: 1103
  • Students come from the following towns: Alburgh, Burlington, Cambridge, Charlotte, Colchester, Cornwall, Duxbury, Ferrisburgh, Fletcher, Essex, Essex Junction, Georgia, Grand Isle, Hinesburg, Jericho, Lincoln, Milton, Montpelier, Moretown, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Richmond, Shelburne, South Burlington, South Hero, St. George, Stowe, Underhill, Vergennes, Warren, Waterbury Center, Williston, Winooski, and Plattsburgh, NY
  • Since our founding, each graduating senior from Vermont Commons applies to college and virtually all of them are admitted to their first or second choice college or university. A few of the colleges our recent graduates have been accepted to include: American University, Bentley College, Brandeis University, Bryn Mawr College, Carleton College, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, the Center for Cartoon Studies, Colorado College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Eckerd College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Franklin Olin College of Engineering, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Grinnell College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Kenyon College, Middlebury College, Mount Allison University, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Northeastern University, Penn State, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Sarah Lawrence, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Skidmore College, Smith College, Swarthmore College, University of California – San Diego, University of Houston, University of Notre Dame, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, University of Vermont, Vassar College, Washington University in St. Louis, Willamette University, Yale University, and Yeshiva University
  • The Encounter Week Program may include backpacking, canoeing, or snowshoeing, trips to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Acadia National Parks, and the Sundance Film Festival, service trips to St. John National Park, USVI and New Orleans, as well as international travel to our sibling school locations in Peru and China, and other international trips to Belize, Morocco, the Galapagos, Ireland, and Italy where ecology and/or culture may be studied and community service provided
  • The Core Group Service program offers community service opportunities to every student, every year with a variety of local community partners such as the Food Shelf, The Residence at Shelburne Bay, the Association for Africans Living in Vermont, Branch Out Burlington, and the King Street Center
  • Competitive sport teams in volleyball (state champions), and Ultimate Frisbee (state champions), cross country running, and basketball.

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.