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VCS teams up with SUDEF

VCS teams up with SUDEF

Click here to watch a video created by 10th-grade Social Studies students as part of their service partnership with the Sudan Development Foundation to address the problem of Global Infectious Diseases.

Vermont Commons School is proud of our long standing relationship and connection to Shelburne Farms. Mark Cline Lucey, a member of our faculty, is featured in this video, which highlights the 40th anniversary of the farm. Click here to watch!

Science 7 Leads Green-Up at the School House

Friday, our 7th-graders got to be the big kids for a change as we worked with the School House during Green-Up Day. School House alumni Mason Hill and Will Shayne led a group of School House kids along with three other adult-led groups as we scoured the campus for winter and spring trash. The VCS […]

Research & Service Class Featured on WPTZ News

Students in the Environmental Engineering Research & Service class have been conducting a survey to assess potential sources of contamination to the Bartlett Brook watershed, which is a natural and recreational resource for the City of South Burlington, and the drinking water source for 70,000 people. WPTZ Channel 5 recently spent an afternoon in the […]

Students in the Trees

The Tree Research & Service class has been busy helping the trees around the Burlington area. This month, we started by meeting with Kit Anderson, a professor at UVM. She taught us about relationships between trees and humans, such as the Live Oak society in Louisiana, made up completely of live oak trees. Then, we […]

Students Work With Immigrant Children at the Sustainability Academy

In this Research & Service class, we have been working with immigrant children at the Sustainability Academy (SA) as well as with adults from the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV). We have been having discussions about where this population comes from, how they might have ended up here and why. We also began […]

Film Screening – Miss Representation March 29, 6pm

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. […]

Students Work With VT Department of Environmental Conservation

This semester, a hearty band of seventh, ninth, and eleventh – graders are working in our local watershed to better understand some recent changes and how we might be able to address some of those changes. We started the semester with a workshop led by Jim Pease of the VT Department of Environmental Conservation. Jim […]

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.