Welcome to Pacem

Celebrating Curiosity - Igniting Passions

Pacem School is an intellectually inspiring, joyful learning community in Montpelier, VT. We are a state-approved, full-time independent 6th - 12th grade school, and in addition, we offer coursework and extra-curricular support to homeschoolers age 10-18.  Our students are curious and passionate. We give them time and freedom to pursue their interests while supporting them with an intellectually rich curriculum. Our exceptional faculty, all experts in their fields, inspire and guide our students every day. Pacem provides a community where each student is known and cherished. This setting allows our students to develop confidence, feel empowered, and to blossom.

What is Pacem?

Students at Pacem tell us what they love about their school.

 Too Much Information!

 Check out this fabulous quiz show video made by our Video Production Class in collaboration with ORCA media.

 Outdoor Days

 Every year we start start the fall outside.  Click to see the fun!

Welcome from Pacem's Director Lexi Shear

Learn more about what makes us unique in this short interview.

Interview with Pacem Parent Zak Griefen

Zak tells us what Pacem has been like for his 11-year-old son Max, naturalist, birder, and artist. 

Interview with Senior Eli Gould

Pacem Senior Eli Gould talks about his capstone project: "Sustainable Living in an Urban Environment" in this inspiring interview.

School Visiting Day!

You're invited!

Are you curious what a day at Pacem is like?  Are you wondering if our unique brand of creative education is for you?  Come to our school visiting day on Wednesday November 30 10:30 - 12:30.  Students can participate in our classes and activities and find out first-hand what it's like to part of our community.  Parents, if they wish, can observe classes and also join the director for a discussion about our curriculum and philosophy.  We are now enrolling for January classes, and this is a great opportunity to learn more!  More information and registration for this event is here.


Tenth Anniversary T-shirt

Celebrate with us!

Order your t-shirt now.  All the details are here.



Registration and course information for fall of 2016 is now available!  Course descriptions, the weekly scheduleadmissions information, and registration packets for 2016-17 are available.  Please contact us if you have questions.

 Praise for Pacem

"Pacem has helped my naturally inquisitive son rediscover his love of learning! He is continually stimulated and urged to make connections and think critically.  His relationships with faculty and students inspire and excite him making his experience at Pacem truly transformative!"

Upcoming Events

Wednesday November 23 - Friday November 25: Thanksgiving Vacation

Wednesday November 30:  School visiting day.  More information is here.

Tuesday December 20, 4:30 pm:  Presentation Celebration

Wednesday December 21 - Tuesday January 3:  No School; Winter Vacation