The Schoolhouse

  • Founded in 1971, The Schoolhouse is an independent progressive elementary and middle school, (K - 8), located in South Burlington, Vermont.
  • Story Time at the Schoolhouse serves children from ages 2 - 4, with a focus on play-based and nature-based activies, as well as emergent reading in older students.
  • Our Farm Food Forest program is integrated across all ages and classrooms; children develop a growing understanding of the links between food and the environment, and the relationships between food, health, culture, economics and policy.
  • Schoolhouse offers unique, multi-age classrooms, with an average of 12-15 students per class, and teachers who work as a team to facilitate students' individual learning styles and interests.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1971

Student Body

Total Students70 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 8%
Students by GradeThe Schoolhouse Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,800
Tuition NotesElementary: $11,800 Middle School: $13,100

School Notes

  • Our mission is to provide a progressive learning community for children and families of diverse backgrounds. We value each child`s curiosity and independence of mind, nurture respectful relationships, and empower students to develop to their full potential and have a positive influence in their communities.
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