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Social Studies

09112015-VCS-JuliaLuckettPhotography-110The mission of the Vermont Commons School Social Studies Department is to empower students to be effective citizens and change-makers in their communities and their world through the study of historical and current affairs. Engagement with the local community is paired in 7th grade with an experiential history of Vermont. The 8th through 12th grades take the long view of human history, spread out sufficiently to allow a deep digging into the lessons of human civilization, as well as the frequent opportunity to connect the past to today. US History is woven into the 10th and 11th grade curricula, and is explored in depth in the 12th grade.

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Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.