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Re: “Vermont Day School

VDS is an incredible community for our children. The curriculum is individualized, relevant, and engaging. There is a strong sense of community throughout the building- friendships form across classes from the youngest students to the oldest students. With seamless incorporation of 'extras' such as Spanish, music, drama, STEM, and art the students receive a well rounded education within the school day. Children are learning real life skills that many people do not master until adulthood- executive functioning, organization, working in teams. Each member of the school is welcoming, caring, excited and engaged. As parents we feel we can finally take a deep breath and watch our children grow in this incredible school! Thank you VDS we look forward to many more years!

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Posted by vtparent on 10/25/2018 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Renaissance School

Our child loves attending the Renaissance School. She has excelled with the reading, math, writing, and foreign languages. We love that our child is exposed to languages at an early age. We believe our child is reading far above other kids who are attending public schools. The school fosters a great environment for learning and the teachers are amazing with the kids. We have seen not only in our child but with other kids at the school a bond among all kids regardless of age. There does not appear to be any exclusions among the kids or behavioral issues. The number of teachers to student ratio is great. We believe in the education that the school provides and the teachers and school personnel will do everything to foster a great learning environment for our child.

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Posted by May Chow on 10/10/2018 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Renaissance School

I went to Renaissance from 1st grade until 5th. When you walk in the school you are always happy to be there. All the students are kind to each other and the younger and older grades work together and form friendships. Instead of just doing worksheets, we go outside and learn the lessons by doing a project. My favorite class was French- I loved the interactive games we played to learn vocabulary.
-Kinda Qubti, Age 11

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Posted by mqubti on 09/25/2018 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Renaissance School

My son and daughter are in their second year at Renaissance and are thriving in so many ways. My children transitioned seamlessly into school and feel very at home at Renaissance. Within a couple of months, I was astonished at how much Spanish and French they had learned! I had been trying to teach my children Spanish at home for years, but at school the teachers play games, do projects, and make learning a second language fun. My children have both been challenged academically and are able to work at their level. My daughter reads far above grade level and I was very impressed at how the teachers met her needs and were creative in finding a way for her to be in a reading group at her level. The classes use nature to enhance their learning and spend time outdoors often. They also go on many field trips to places such as a bird sanctuary, apple orchard, pond at Shelburne Farms, Flynn Theater, Echo, Burlington Electric, and more. Because of the small school feeling, my children have developed relationships with children in all grades and feel very connected to kids of all ages. The students are kind and inclusive, follow the rules, and over all treat each other with respect. I have been so pleased to see how much my children have grown, how happy they are, and the many wonderful friendships they have developed at The Renaissance School!

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Posted by Rachel O'Sullivan on 09/23/2018 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Renaissance School

I currently have 2 children at Renaissance and it is an incredible school. The teachers are supportive and encouraging and my kids love going to school each day. It is a wonderful, nurturing place where the children in all grades interact as one big family. The language program (Spanish and French for all grades!) and the outdoor classroom at Shelburne Farms are huge bonuses. I am incredibly grateful to have my kids attend such a great school.

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Posted by Michael O'Sullivan Jr. on 09/19/2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Renaissance School

Renaissance is an amazing school. My children have a love of the outdoors, a kindness in their hearts and are better citizens because of the wonderful academics at this school. Two children went to this school and the third on his second year. We are so grateful to have this gem in our community.

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Posted by Amanda Gerlack on 09/12/2018 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Renaissance School

We have been renaissance parents for the last 5 years, and we can not begin to express what an incredible education our three daughters receive. The curriculum has far surpassed our expectations and the school does an incredible job of instilling a love of reading in the children. Most importantly, the children love their school and we see this among the whole student body as children enter the classroom with excitement and a smile on their faces each morning. The community is inclusive, fostering a student body that truly cares about one another and instills a strong sense of leadership, camaraderie, and empathy. Together, the school spends a full day at the outdoor classroom at Shelburne Farms, where everything they learned is put into practice in the environment. This is a special place.

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Posted by SarahRogers on 09/12/2018 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Mansfield Cooperative School

My child has attended the Mansfield Cooperative for two years. In that time, a lot has changed for her. She went from hating school and dragging her feet every morning, to loving school and being sad when snow days are called. She has learned organizational skills and continues to become a better and better self-motivated, problem solver. Her skills in writing have been celebrated and encouraged and her struggles have also been acknowledged and strategies to help her make progress have been successful. I am so glad that we made the choice to have her attend this school.

Posted by Kerry Walker on 02/18/2018 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Wildflowers Studio

Both of my sons attended a week long camp. The older son was on the older end and I was worried he might not have a good time and the younger son was on the younger end. The both had a fabulous time. Both camp directors were fun, kind, and good at making the kids comfortable. Both boys asked to go back next year.

Posted by Emily Sutton on 08/18/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Lake Champlain Waldorf School

Having gone to this school from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and now working at the school, I have found a community where I feel great about raising my daughter. My love of learning was fostered here, and I know my daughter will delight in building a strong foundation of learning and resilience that will surely give her all she needs to be happy and successful in life. This place is such a gift to my family!

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Posted by Lindsay Francescutti on 11/23/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “The Golden Apple Preschool and Learning Center

This preschool rocks! Owner/Educator Emily has an approach that helps kids learn and develop to their best potential while also allowing them to be KIDS! My son started Kindergarten ahead of the game and, now in the 3rd grade, has continued to score ahead of schedule on assessments throughout. He is a bright kid but I heavily credit Emily's influence with his optimistic sense of curiosity and love of learning. He still visits any time he can and I would not choose any other provider.

Posted by Shannon Tatro Swan on 04/07/2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes

My family loves this event! The food is great, and so is the price. I've found many christmas presents at the silent auction over the years!

Posted by Susan Cline Lucey on 12/03/2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Vermont Day School

Vermont Day School has a focus on individual learning goals whereby the emphasis is to do your best, not just complete your work. I have a 5 year old son; he has to think about what he wants to achieve, write it down, implement a plan of action and follow through to reach his goal. He likes the feeling of succeeding and attaining his goal: an invaluable lesson. Statistically speaking, people who write down their goals are more likely to achieve them. If you have a solid base to build upon, you can reach infinite possibilities - Vermont Day School is providing such a foundation.

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Posted by CoCoTremblay on 11/03/2015 at 1:20 PM

Re: “River Rock School

River Rock School is such a wonderful and engaging school! My only regret is that our child didn't start at this school when he was younger. The teachers are so attentive to every child's growth as an individual and as a active member of their school community.

Best of all, the children want to be there and want to learn. There are always so many creative projects and opportunities to explore the natural world and their communities. The younger kids are supported by the older kids and vice versa! Our child has grown so much socially, academically and emotionally since his past year and a half at River Rock. He loves it and we love it!

Posted by npmorlan on 10/17/2015 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Stern Center for Language and Learning

Often resources available to parents tend to be limited, so I am thrilled that the Stern Center offers trainings and workshops tailored to parents who are eager to learn more about their children's learning needs. If you are eager to learn more about your child's individual learning style, check out the offerings at the Stern Center.

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Posted by Jess on 09/22/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Leaps and Bounds Child Development Center, Essex Junction

Awful experience with Leaps and Bounds at Catamount. They care less about kids. Staff is uneducated, unprofessional and rather play with their cell phones. All they want is your money. The most expensive daycare in the area and they don't even qualified to be pre-school.

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Posted by vermonter on 08/10/2015 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Saint Francis Xavier School

My daughter was really struggling at her old school. For years we had been dealing with her being sick, never wanting to go to school. There were times I would take her kicking and screaming. She was so miserable. We had to make a tough choice and in the middle of the school year, we moved her into St. Francis school and with in three weeks in, my daughter was a whole different kid. She was involved in the spelling bee, she made good friends that made her feel welcomed from the first day she started. Even her grades have now gone way up. I am so pleased as to how this all worked out for us. I recommend to anyone to look into making this your child's school, so worth the investment. - Happy Mom

Posted by Donna Rodman Jocelyn on 08/07/2015 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Trinity Baptist Church and School

Trinity seeks to educate the students both academically and spiritually. We teach children how to live, not just how to make a living. Our consistent curriculum gives students a foundation to build upon for their future.

Posted by Linda Libby Peacock on 04/01/2015 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Trinity Baptist Church and School

We have had all of our 5 children at Trinity across the past 26 years. We have been very pleased with the outcome and appreciate very much the dedication and caring of the teachers and staff. Our boys played soccer and basketball which they very much enjoyed. Our youngest child is in the school and she is very excited about the Senior class Mission trip to Europe.

Posted by Anne on 03/29/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Trinity Baptist Church and School

I wish we would have had a school like Trinity Baptist when I was growing up !

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Posted by Jessica Lynn on 03/29/2015 at 5:56 AM
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