Turtle Island Children's Center

Tel: (802)229-4047
Grades: NS-PK | 28 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 Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 28 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 8%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
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
Acceptance Rate
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 (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is River Rock School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montpelier Waldorf Child's Garden (2.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Montpelier
    River Rock School
    Alternative School
    Grades: K-8 | 46 students
    1.5 miles
    46 Barre Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
  • Montpelier
    The New School Of Montpelier
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 20 students
    1.7 miles
    11 West St
    Montpelier, VT 05602
  • Montpelier
    Grades: NS-PK | 11 students
    2.3 miles
    155 Northfield Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
  • Montpelier
    Grades: K | 37 students
    3.2 miles
    89 Karl Cir # 3
    Montpelier, VT 05602
  • Barre
    Central Vermont Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-12 | 51 students
    4.4 miles
    317 Vine Street - Berlin
    Barre, VT 05641

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