PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION
- Strong community support for the public school system, progressive teaching methods, high
academic standards and small class sizes all contribute to the
quality of elementary and secondary education in our region.
Individual attention to the specific needs, goals and aspirations
of each child is facilitated by teachers, administrators, special
educators, aides and parent volunteers working with the school.
For those who prefer parocial education, there are two Catholic
elementary schools in our region - St. Michael's in Montpelier and St. Monicas
in Barre. The Websterville Baptist Christian School is located
For children beyond the primary grades, there is a wide selection
of elective courses with special enrichment programs, as well
as advanced placement courses for the gifted.
The Barre Regional Vocational Technical Center at Spaulding High School serves the entire region with comprehensive programs in a
variety of fields for both students and adults:
- Automotive Technology
- Building Trades
- Business & Computer Technology - Levels 1 & 2
- Cosmetology - Levels 1 & 2
- Graphic Communication & Video Technology
- Health Careers
- Human Services
- Pre-Engineering Graphics - Levels 1 & 2
- Cooperative Work Education
- Student Apprenticeship
- And Many Others!
- Central Vermont area does have homeschool
groups that work with homeschoolers (one of religious nature
and one not). Vermont also has State wide homeschool support
organizations who serve all homeschoolers of the state including
homeschoolers in our capital region. For more information on
home schooling, please visit : www.vermonthomeschool.org
UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES
There are six colleges and universities in the Central Vermont
region offering either two-year associate degrees, four-year
bachelors degrees or masters degrees:
Union Institute of VT College
offers a different approach to adult education, featuring flexible, individualized, and socially relevant BA/BS, MA, MEd, EdD, PhD, and PsyD degrees, online or through brief residencies. Union allows adults to earn a degree while continuing their family and work commitments. Union’s Vermont academic centers are in Montpelier and Brattleboro.
Vermont College of Fine Arts:
is a national center for education in the arts,fostering the excellence of emerging and established artists located in Montpelier. They offer visual art and writing classes for children and adults.
New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier is one of the finest cooking schools in the nation.
NECI offers top-notch training for aspiring chefs, many of whom
become chefs at prestigious restaurants around the world.
Community College of Vermont is a state-wide
continuing education college offering two-year degrees with its
main campus in Montpelier. Classes are held at various locations
throughout Vermont, including Montpelier.
Institute of Champlain College is a two-year
college offering courses in paralegal, mediation/conflict management,
and prevention & community development.
Goddard College in Plainfield is a privately endowed co-ed college with progressive
liberal and fine arts programs.
Other conveniently located colleges and universities, including Vermont
Law School, Vermont Technical College, University of Vermont, Champlain
College, St. Michael’s College and Dartmouth College, offer undergraduate and graduate
degrees in medicine, business & economics, engineering, education
and anthropology, to name a few.
These colleges and universities are excellent sources for employee
- Vermont is rated #2 in the US for
the number of people with a bachelor degree or higher (46.8%).
Madison, WI is rated #1 with 48.2%(2)
- Vermont spends more money per child for education than any
other state in the country.
- Vermont has the best pupil/teacher ratio in the entire
U.S. Your child(ren) will get more one-on-one attention from
his or her teachers.
- Vermont ranks third in the nation for the number of college
- Vermont has the second lowest birthrate among teenagers
in the nation(1).
- (1)U.S. Census Bureau, 1990
- (2) Governing Magazine, November
2002, pg. 17
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