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Changing the Community Through Connections: a COVID-19 Story

Changing the Community Through Connections: a COVID-19 Story

Vermont Commons School science instructor Mark Keegan assembling face shields for donation to local health care organizations   Written by Kent Vaccaro, Class of 2020: One of the strongest places for community and connection across fields is locally at schools. Local Middle and High School, Vermont Commons School, began an intracommunity partnership seeking to help […]

Sama Mahdi, Student Government President gives a speech at Commencement

Kindness

Student government president, Sama Mahdi, gave a tribute to the graduating class at Vermont Commons School Commencement on Friday, June 12, 2020:  Good afternoon. First, I want to congratulate and thank my class for making it to this day and for entrusting me with this honor. I also want to thank the amazing faculty who […]

In response to the violence committed against African Americans

  One faculty member wrote how they “believe that our school cannot stand aside and be silent.” Another wrote, “It would mean so much to me if we, as a school, could make clear, in a brave and public way, that we demand an end to the killing of unarmed people of color by law […]

We All Have Our Teacher Story

  We all have our teacher story.  That one person who made the difference, who believed in us or connected with us or at least shared a genuine laugh at some point and connected with us as if we were real people.  As if we mattered all for ourselves, as ourselves, not just for who […]

Ian Hollyer, ’09, earns his M.D.!

Congratulations ot Ian Hollyer, Class of ’09, upon his graduation, summa cum laude, from the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University!  Three cheers for our Flying Turtle who trekked the long road from 7th-grade Ecology with Peter Goff to a newly minted M.D.!!!

End of Year Frenzy

15 May 2020 Four weeks?  Is that really possible? Somehow, it is.  This is the time of year when everything–everything—suddenly moves very, very quickly, pandemic or not.  Here’s the blow by blow: Next week is a half-week of regular classes, followed by two days of Encounter Experiences. The following Monday, May 25th, is Memorial Day, and we are […]

Open House Live – Sunday, May 17th

Join us for our first-ever Open House Live (via Zoom). See why parents and students rave about their Vermont Commons learning experience. Open House is an excellent chance to meet our faculty, parents and students. Hear first hand what attracts families to our vibrant community. Loving school—even online—is an option. Learn More

Disruptive Innovation

9 May 2020 Disruptive innovation. This term was all the rage over the last several years.  I remember when Jasmine and I went to the NAIS conference in Boston back in 2015 and there were tons of sessions on the power of educational innovations that completely disrupted the norm.  Shake things up.  Work to make […]

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.