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The Schoolhouse Learning Center

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The Schoolhouse Learning Center
8 Catkin Dr.
South BurlingtonVT 05403
(802) 658-4164

Ages: 2 - 14+

Cost: Please call or see web site for current tuition pricing

Parking: Yes


The Schoolhouse Learning Center, Preschool through Middle School

The Schoolhouse is a state of Vermont approved K-8 elementary school and licensed childcare center. For over 40 years, we have been guiding students to discover the joy in academic achievement, active inquiry, and respectful cooperation. Schoolhouse honors children’s unique talents and nurtures their intellectual and emotional growth.  

Schoolhouse values the diversity of our parent and student body and offers needs-based scholarships. We are eligible to receive Act 62 funds from sending districts for early kindergarten and preschool students, and district tuition funds for elementary/middle school students from towns with open choice. Schoolhouse tuition rates are generally lower than the average tuition at public schools, thus families tuitioning in generally do not pay extra tuition costs.

The school is located in South Burlington in a renovated historic barn on 28 acres of beautiful fields and wetlands. The building has ample space, including six classrooms, an open community room and library, a kitchen for hot lunch and food/nutrition education, and a large gymnasium. Students come from towns in and around Chittenden county, including Burlington, Hinesburg, Richmond, Milton, Williston, Charlotte, Shelburne, Jericho, and St. Albans. 

The Schoolhouse Offers


  • Daily afterschool programming (2:45-5:30)
  • Summer and vacation camps
  • A full-day preschool (ages 2-4)
  • A middle school (grades 6-8)



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  • 5

Reviewed on 01/11/2016

I have 2 kids at The Schoolhouse, and they love it! Our whole family loves Schoolhouse. We love the fact that they have such strong academics tied to an unwavering commitment to experiential and project-based learning. From the multi-age classrooms, to their amazing farm-to-table program, they are completely unique. Kids learn HOW to learn, not just what. The teachers are brilliant and kind and thoughtful—both my 4th grader and my 7th grader are in heaven. That's right! They have a middle school, and it's the only place I'd want my adolescent (and the only place he wants to be). Bonus: they have one of the lowest tuitions in the area.

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  • 5

Reviewed on 10/19/2011

The Schoolhouse has been amazing for my energetic, creative son. The wonderful teachers really do focus on each child as an individual, meeting them where they are and challenging them within their unique learning style.

The community is one of connection; parents gather for both social and extracurricular activities, and are welcome in the school and classrooms at any time during the day.

I love the Schoolhouse because it's teaching my son to love learning!...more

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Tana Randall

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/13/2009

The Schoolhouse has been a fabulous place for my child to learn and grow. The school helps develop the capacity for critical thinking and independent research skills. The teachers are incredibly responsive to childrens' individual needs. Their breadth and depth of experience and dedication to the children and families is one of the many things that makes this school such a unique learning environment. Tana Randall, parent

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