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Vermont Commons School Summer Session 2017

We are pleased to offer a variety of Summer Session programs* open to students who have finished 6th-12th grades.**

Summer Session faculty include Vermont Commons School teachers, as well as other community members from the Burlington area. Program descriptions are below.

To register for one or more of the programs, please:

Email Katherine Bailey at and include:

  • Student name
  • Contact information
  • Program


  • Pay via check to VCS, 75 Green Mountain Dr., So. Burlington, VT 05403
  • Or pay securely on-line via the link at the bottom of this page

Instructors will confirm programs by June 2nd therefore to be considered in enrollment payment should be received by then. Some programs have a minimum number of participants.

Refunds: should you have to cancel, your tuition will be refunded minus a $10.00 processing fee

Students may sign up for an unlimited number of offerings on a first-come, first-served basis. All programs take place or meet at Vermont Commons. Open to students from Vermont Commons as well as other local schools.

*Program offerings are non-credit bearing and do not replace academic year study at Vermont Commons.

** Except Build it BIG: EV3 Robots, Minecraft & Stop Motion Animation, see description.

SAT Bootcamp with Lauren Starkey and Stacey Anthony

One Day, August 14, Monday, 9 am – 1 pm

Now in its tenth year, SAT Bootcamp teaches proven strategies for this high-stakes test a unique four-hour format. Emphasizing strategy over content, the interactive workshop prepares sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the August SAT and October PSAT and SAT. SAT Bootcamp reduces text anxiety through thorough familiarization and practice with the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math sections and increases test-taking confidence. Students will also come away with a clear idea of the sections on which they need to focus further study. Enroll early, space is limited!

SAT Bootcamp was founded in 2007 by Lauren Starkey, the author of Write Your Way to College: College Admissions Essay, SAT Writing Essentials, and 19 other books. Lauren has written test prep for clients such as Kaplan and McGraw Hill, and for four years penned a national column on college admissions.  For more information, check  Cost: $150

Math Skills Boot-Camp

Tuesday, August 15-Friday, August 18, 9 am – noon

Get ready for the school year with Math Skills Boot-Camp for ​rising ​grades 8-12!

Topics: Foundations of Math and Algebra, Early Pre-Calculus Skills. This camp will be well differentiated and will address a variety of math skills. Cost: $130

Teacher: Kat Ahrens

Kat Ahrens has taught seventh and eighth grade mathematics for five years. She specializes in differentiating her materials so that every student can be supported and challenged. In addition to her classroom teaching experience, she worked as a math specialist at a tutoring center in Boulder, Colorado where she tutored a variety of students ranging from second graders to Pre-Calculus students. She is passionate about opening up the world of mathematics to every one of her students.