East Burke School

EAST BURKE SCHOOL is a not-for-profit independent school for curious students in grades 8-12.  We're located in the quaint village of East Burke, VT near the Kingdom Trails network, Passumpsic River, and Burke Mountain.  

"Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they're not - because the thing they were good at in school wasn't valued, or was actually stigmatized."
Ken Robinson

Personalized Learning

Our curriculum includes our students' passions, hobbies, and interests.  We encourage them to identify an area of special interest and make it a part of their high school experience.  In the past, students have taken advantage of this in the fields of culinary arts, ski racing, music, horseback riding, web page design, and mountain bike racing. The possibilities are endless!

Small Class Sizes

We are committed to remaining small.  Our maximum enrollment is 18 students.  Our class sizes range from 1-8 students.  This allows us to truly focus on each student's academic, social, and emotional growth.

What sets us apart?

Our Mission 
The mission of EBS is to embrace learning as a natural process of human growth by teaching the critical skills that will prepare students to be innovative, creative, and responsible in our global community.


What we Offer

  • small class sizes
  • flexible scheduling
  • interdisciplinary approach to learning with yearly themes
  • time set aside for students to explore own interests
  • community service opportunities
  • self-directed learning
  • in depth narrative evaluations (not grades)
  • off-campus learning oppurtunities
  • whole school projects & learning opportunities


Intellectual and personal integrity are as important to us as the rest of the curriculum. We regularly reflect on our own activities as well as on current events to sharpen our students' sense of right and wrong.

Course Offerings
Students need 24 credits to graduate. At East Burke School credits are typically earned and distributed as follows:

  • 4 years of Humanities (English, Social Studies)
    • 2 credits per year
  • 4 years Math (1 credit per year)
  • 4 years Science (​1 credit per year)                                   
  • 4 years Physical Education (1 credit per year)
  • 4 years Art  (1 credit per year)
  • Languages if desired (1 credit per year)


Tuition

The tuition for full-time enrollment at EBS is $14,297 for the 2015-16 academic year.  Since EBS is an approved school, this cost is paid for by towns with school choice.

Welcome!