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Steps for Admission

STEP 1:  TOUR

We welcome your interest in our school! Families may begin their exploration of Vermont Commons School with a tour. Tours provide an excellent glimpse of Vermont Commons School engaged learning community.

WE ARE SCHEDULING VIRTUAL TOURS. Please reach out to Jill Strawbridge, Admission Director, for details. Jill loves to share the blend of academics and global immersion unique to Vermont Commons School. She welcomes your questions at any point during the admission journey. Please contact her today at (802) 923-6286 or by email at jstrawbridge@vermontcommons.org.

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STEP 2:  APPLICATION & VISIT

We believe that visiting Vermont Commons School is the best way to experience our academics and community.

WE ARE SCHEDULING VIRTUAL CLASS VISITS.  Please reach out to Jill Strawbridge for details: (802)923-6286.

Prior to visiting, we request that families complete the first portion of our online application on the Vermont Commons application website. After a visit, if a student wishes to move forward with an application for admission to Vermont Commons, we ask families to complete the VCS online application. After the priority deadline of February 20th, applications are considered on a rolling admission and space available basis.

STEP 3:  RECOMMENDATIONS & TRANSCRIPTS

As part of the online application the Admission Office requests letters of recommendation from Math and English teachers. Guidance Counselor recommendations are necessary for high school students. The Admission Office reaches out to teachers and counselors with contact information provided by families through the online application process. Additionally, we request families forward a school transcript reflecting the past two years and current academic year from your school’s guidance office. Ensure transcripts are sent to:

Jill Strawbridge
Director of Admissions
Vermont Commons School
75 Green Mountain Drive
South Burlington, VT  05403

STEP 4:  SCHEDULE AN ASSESSMENT

Vermont Commons looks forward to working through the admission steps with interested applicants.

Candidates for 9th through 12th grade, please reach out to Jill Strawbridge for individualized assessment details.

Candidates for 6th through 8th grade are asked to complete the Vermont Commons School admission assessment. Please contact Jill Strawbridge at (802) 923-6286 or by email jstrawbridge@vermontcommons.org to coordinate an assessment date.

STEP 5:  SUBMIT

Submit all application materials for the 2020-21 school year, including the application fee, by the priority date of February 20, 2020.  New applications for the current school year are considered on a rolling and space available basis.

STEP 6:  FINANCIAL AID

If applying for financial aid, please complete the Financial Aid application at http://sss.nais.org/parents/ and submit by February 20, 2020.  Financial Aid is awarded to accepted applicants after February 20th.  While decisions for admission are need blind, completing the financial aid application in tandem with an application for admission is advised to ensure timely consideration.  For detailed information regarding Financial Aid practices, please follow this link: http://www.vermontcommons.org/wp-content/uploads/FinancialAssistance.pdf.  Please direct questions regarding Financial Aid to Linda Bursell, our Business Manager, at lbursell@vermontcommons.org.  For priority consideration, completed financial and admission paperwork must be received by February 20th. Requests for both financial aid and admission will be considered on a rolling basis after February 20th, 2020.

Vermont Commons School admits qualified students irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability. All students are afforded the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to our students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability in the administration of its educational programs, admission, scholarships and loans, athletics or other school policies. 

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.