A preparatory PreK-8 school cultivating thoughtful scholars, compassionate stewards, and knowledgeable leaders
The School promotes academic excellence, authentic scholarship, and personal integrity through a rigorous integrated program
The School honors Thaddeus Stevens and his work by creating a culture in which students are encouraged to use their voices on behalf of themselves and others.
Students regularly participate in civil discourse regarding their school, their community, their nation, and their world. Learning to develop their opinions and to present them with respect toward those who might disagree is fundamental to the students` experience at Thaddeus Stevens School.
To prepare students to move into the global 21st century environment,t he School has formed a partnership with a school in Hamburg, Germany through which students participate in homestays in both countries.
Students attend high school at Lyndon Institute, St. Johnsbury Academy, and The White Mountain School.
Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Member of Vermont Independent Schools Association and First Amendment Schools Network.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1999

Student Body

Total Students
70 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade
Thaddeus Stevens School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Clothing that is respectful of the learning community.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Hannah Ainsworth
Admissions Associate
Julie Hansen

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Strong academic writing program
  • Vertical pre-AP teaming,created by the College Board to prepare students for AP courses in high school in areas of English, history, math, and science
  • Strong school culture reflecting respect for diversity of perspective
  • Fully integrated: art/art history/history/literature/politics
  • Global/international studies program
  • Excellent classical art program
  • Music program including performance
  • Outdoor leadership program
  • Intensive field science conducted in the natural environment
  • Annual mock trial
  • Community service learning
Profile last updated: 09/23/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
TSS has given me my daughter back. I can see the glimmer of light shining bright in her eyes again. We just enrolled this school year, already I see the results. My girl feels safe, confident and appreciated in her school community. These feelings enable her to fully focus on study without the distractions of feeling judged by peers. The TSS school community is modeling and encouraging all the right social skills! I look forward to watching my daughter blossom with in this wonderful family. Thank you TSS!
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5  
Our son just graduated from the 8th grade. It is hard to describe just how wonderful the Thaddeus Stevens School has been for him. The school helped mold him into a smart, confident child who is more than ready to tackle the challenges that high school will bring. There are many things that separate the Thaddeus Stevens School from other schools, but perhaps the biggest is the extent that the faculty cares about the student's welfare and the social dynamics in the classroom. They work hard to make sure that every child is supported and that there is no bullying. Because of this, the students have lots of respect for each other and work as a team. Most importantly, the faculty do not wait for problems to happen. They are proactive and make sure that problems are not likely to arise. The education itself is top-notch. So to summarize, the Thaddeus Stevens School gave our son a great education and great social development. It is hard to ask for anything more than that. We are so thankful to have the Thaddeus Stevens School as part of our community.
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5  
We switched into TSS last year and it's made such a difference for our whole family. My daughter's review: "They actually treat us like people." She feels respected and appreciated and it's done wonders for her interest in learning and trying new things. We also love that art is a core subject, as well as the emphasis on music, Japanese, and social and cultural awareness. Very much worth in the investment.
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5  
TSS is an amazing school. My children love it. The faculty is outstanding to work with and have passion for what they teach. Outdoor science is a hit with all kids. Class trips to Boston, Washington DC, New York City, and Germany. I couldn't ask for a better opportunity for my kids. Parents are encouraged to participate with school activities.
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5  
Our children love TSS. They are challenged academically. They are supported socially and emotionally. They feel like the teachers believe in them. They have grown so much and learned so much. I love the small school atmosphere. A family that encourages each other, inspires eachother, and supports eachother. Our children are able to maximize their potential as they prepare for high school and beyond.
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5  
TSS is a wonderful school that provides a safe, nurturing environment with high academic standards . My daughter has truly excelled.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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