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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 75 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1982
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
75 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 10%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
10 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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!

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 75 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Vermont is $17,738 for elementary schools and $32,117 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Vermont is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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