Compass School

Tel: (802)463-2525
Grades: 7-12 | 80 students
  • Compass School serves grades 7-12 with a rigorous, relevant, and respectful learning opportunity in Westminster, Vermont. Compass School inspires and educates students to develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities essential to pursuing their dreams and contributing positively to the world. The concepts that guide the design of the curriculum at Compass are: achieving academic excellence through engaging, relevant and diverse learning experiences
  • connecting school to the community and the environment
  • and fostering a community where all voices are valued and students confidently seek greater challenges. 

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 80 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade Compass School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,773
Tuition Notes Our tuition is set to match the per-student state average published by the VT Dept of Education each spring. Vermont has a school choice program by which towns without age-appropriate educational facilities (“tuitioning” towns) pay a set tuition for thei
% on Financial Aid
80%
Admissions Director Brian Whitehouse

School Notes

  • Compass School has ambitious goals for all its students. We expect every child to develop not only as a good student but also as a good person. For us, this means being knowledgeable and skillful academically, community minded, culturally aware, responsible, healthy, self-aware and self-directed.
  • This doesn`t happen by chance nor can it happen only through the academic curriculum. We know that students need diverse, purpose-driven experiences to achieve these lofty goals.
  • In addition to academic requirements, all Compass students are required to participate in a diverse and balanced curriculum that we feel educates the whole person and readies our graduates for life in the world beyond the school walls.

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