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Physical Education

All students take P.E. twice a week, on Monday and Friday. P.E. offers a unique opportunity to learn about lifelong fitness and to engage informally with the faculty outside of the classroom. Each student chooses from a list of options, and current and past choices include running at Shelburne Farms, Capture the Flag, strength training, and choreography. All of our extracurricular athletics also meet during P.E. time. If a student is involved in an adult-supervised sports team within his or her community, he or she may be eligible for a P.E. waiver.

Extracurricular Sports Program

The primary goal of the athletic program is to foster sportsmanship, leadership, and personal growth.  Student-athletes learn to balance academic eligibility with responsibilities to their teammates. The team experience is open to any academically eligible VCS student. While the objective of any competition is to win, this is secondary to the primary goal of the VCS athletic program.

Vermont Commons School currently fields interscholastic teams in the following sports:

  • Volleyball (boys, girls, and co-ed)
  • Cross Country (co-ed)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (co-ed)

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.