Vermont Commons School

75 Green Mountain Drive,
South Burlington, VT, 05403-0540
Tel: (802)865-8084
Grades: 7 - 12 | 80 students
Founded in 1997, Vermont Commons School is an independent, college-preparatory school, located in South Burlington, Vermont for students in grades 7 - 12.
With an emphasis on academic rigor and innovation, skills, and creativity, the program at Vermont Commons features faculty who use 21st Century teaching methodologies and encourage environmental responsibility.
VCS is proud to educate students who are academically motivated and intellectually curious.
The average class size is 12, and each year 100% of the graduating class gains acceptance to college.
The school primarily serves students from the greater Chittenden County area, although some students travel from as far away as Middlebury, Waitsfield, towns along the Canadian border and Plattsburgh, New York.
Approximately 25% of the student body receives need-based financial aid to attend the school.
Courses are offered on a semester and yearlong basis.
Enrollment for the 2012 - 2013 academic year is 80 students.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 80 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Vermont Commons School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 95%
Average Class Size 12 students
Advanced Courses Environmental Science, Spanish, 
Average SAT score 1854
Average ACT score 29
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,900
Tuition Notes Price for the 2012 - 2013 academic year: Grades 7 - 8: $18,900 Grades 9 - 12: $21,995
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Sarah Soule

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Sailing, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballSailing,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/28/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rice Memorial High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Baird School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kids & Fitness (1.6 miles away)
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  • Burlington The Baird School
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    1138 Pine St
    Burlington , VT , 05401
    (802)488-6803
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    1.3  mi  |  31  students  |  Gr.  2-9
  • South Burlington Kids & Fitness    
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    80 Eastwood Dr
    South Burlington , VT , 05403
    (802)658-0080
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.6  mi  |  13  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • South Burlington
    The Schoolhouse
    Alternative School
    8 Catkin Dr
    South Burlington , VT , 05403
    (802)658-4164
    Alternative School
    1.8  mi  |  28  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • South Burlington
    Rice Memorial High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    99 Proctor Avenue
    South Burlington , VT , 05403
    (802)862-6521
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.8  mi  |  361  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Burlington Christ The King School
    (Roman Catholic)
    136 Locust St
    Burlington , VT , 05401
    (802)862-6696
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.4  mi  |  201  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 06, 2013 - My child loves attending Vermont Commons, great teachers who are thoughtful and creative. The program is rigorous and my child works hard, but the end result is that she is happy! Great college placement, too. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - Vermont Commons School has made a huge difference in my son''s life. He was not particularly motivated by the academics or his peers at our public high school. At VCS he has become engaged in the academics which are more rigorous, more thought-provoking, and more fun than what he had before. The teachers are passionate about the subjects they teach and they are there to help the students learn and grow. He has close friends now. The sports program is perfect for him. The basketball team is coed and all the kids practice and play. He signed up for it happily and he is in better shape and healthier due to the program. He went on a school trip canoeing in the Adirondacks for a week which again was both fum and good exercise. He is getting a solid base for college both in terms of a wholesome community in which to thrive and academics in which he is given college level assignments. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - Our son was neither happy nor challenged academically at the local public school. He is thriving at Vermont Commons. The teachers are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to their students. They encourage high order thinking in the assignments they give. The sports program is perfect for him. He plays on the basketball team which is inclusive and great exercise. The sense of community throughout the school is strong and warm. - Posted by Parent

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