Turtle Island Children's Center

659 Elm Street,
Montpelier, VT, 05602-0560
Tel: (802)229-4047
Grades: NS - PK | 75 students
Turtle Island was founded in 1982 with the aim of bringing respectful, high quality care and education to the Central Vermont community.
Turtle Island is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors.
Turtle Island strives to make this early educational experience  exciting and engaging for all children through a play based Emergent curriculum.
  This is a philosophy that builds upon the interests of children, where topics are captured from the talk of children and their curiosity.
Children learn best when they are happy and can relate to the material.
Our teacher's are dedicated professionals who engage in ongoing professional development.
The relationships that they forge with children are strong, often enduring well beyond the walls of Turtle Island.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 75 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 7%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes $10,000-13,000 full year infant, toddler and PK program
% on Financial Aid 20%
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Meg Baird

School Notes:

  • There is much to see and experience at Turtle Island Children's Center. Please contact us and come for a visit!
  • Profile last updated: 08/04/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The New School Of Montpelier (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is River Rock School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Orchard Valley Waldorf School (5.9 miles away)
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    (802)223-0647
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