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Quick Stats

Founded in 1997

  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) since 2011
  • Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and holds approved school status from the Vermont Board of Education
  • Grades 6-12, coeducational
  • Average class size of 12 students
  • 80% of faculty members hold advanced degrees
  • Total enrollment of 114 students in 2018-2019
  • Up to 16.5% of operating budget allocated annually to financial aid awards
  • SAT Averages, Vermont Commons School Class of 2018:
    • Critical Reading and Writing 637 (National Average Class of 2018: 533)
    • Mathematics 622 (National Average Class of 2018: 527)
    • TOTAL 1278 (National:1060)
  • 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 are attending are: Bentley College, Carleton College, the Center for Cartoon Studies, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Eckerd College, George Washington University, Grinnell College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Kenyon College, Middlebury College, Mount Allison University, New York University, Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore 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, VI 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 Advisory 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.
  • Weekly ski program, with transportation, to Bolton Valley each Friday afternoon during the winter months

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.