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Official Opening of the Outdoor Education Center

Official Opening of the Outdoor Education Center

Shared by Dexter Mahaffey in News & Notes on October 27th, 2023. It was a week of coming together as a community and recognizing our success in building something. Three long years passed in a moment, when honored guests cut the ribbon at the Outdoor Education Center Wednesday afternoon. Peter Goff represented the learning community, all the […]

Seniors Journey onto Lake Champlain

The senior class recently had the privilege of spending a gorgeous fall morning out on the Marcelle Melosira, UVM’s new Lake Champlain research vessel. Over the course of two hours, staff from the UVM Watershed Alliance as well as undergraduates studying environmental sciences, taught us about the most pressing challenges facing Lake Champlain. In addition, students were exposed to some […]

VCS Core Calendar 2023-24

8/28/23: New Families and Student Orientation, 3:30 p.m. 8/30/23: First Day of School 9/4/23: Labor Day (No School) 9/14/23: Back to School Night 6 – 8:30 p.m. 9/25/23: Yom Kippur (No School) 10/2/23 – 10/6/23: Fall Encounter Week 10/9/23: Indigenous Peoples Day (No School) 10/20/23: Parent/Guardian-Advisor Conferences (No Classes for Students) 11/12/23: Diwali 11/20 – 11/24/23: Thanksgiving Break (No […]

Middle School Volleyball March Madness

Contributed by Zangmu L.S. ’24 This year’s March Madness has 26 middle schoolers (around 52% of all VCS middle schoolers)! We have head coach Sophie R.S. ’23, with co-coaches Toby H. ’24, Winslow S. ’25, and Evie R. ‘26 leading the way. Other high school players have also been helping out here and there. Since […]

Talia ’24 and Tyler ’23 Recognized for Recent Achievements

Talia Gibbs ’24 Receives Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center serves as the Vermont affiliate for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national program that offers exhibition opportunities and scholarships to young artists and writers. Talia Gibbs, Class of 2024, was recently awarded with a silver key […]

A Busy Fall at VCS!

Fall at Vermont Commons is always a busy time and this year has been no exception. Community gatherings, school events, and our new South Building have filled our days with excitement for being together, learning, and having fun. The energy that the students and faculty carry with them each day has been just wonderful! Here’s […]

Beginning our 26th year at Vermont Commons School!

On August 26th, our faculty celebrated the start of the new school year reflecting on years past and sharing excitement for a year filled with kindness and fun. Before the first day, we welcomed new students and their families to campus, prepared our classrooms, and made final touches to curriculum for the semester ahead. The […]

Class of 2022 Graduation & Academic and Community Awards

On Friday, June 10th our community celebrated the end of our 25th school year with our Academic & Community Awards Ceremony and Graduation. We savored every moment together as we signed each others yearbooks, reflected during final advisory time, and expressed gratitude during Morning Meeting.  While the day flew by, we are so grateful for […]

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.