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.

Pacem: 10 years and beyond

Enjoy our visual retrospective of the past 10 years

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.

Join us in the fall!

All of our admissions information for the fall of 2019 is now available on our admissions information pageCourse descriptions and the weekly schedule for next year are also available.  Please contact us if you have any questions. For students interested in starting at Pacem right away, it may still be possible to join some classes this spring.  

Auction a huge success

Thanks to the generosity of many indivduals and business owners, we had over 140 fabulous items worth over $8000; it was our most successful auction yet!  If you won an item, please contact us to pick it up.

Community Lunch

New this year, we are hosting a monthly community lunch!  All the information and a link to let us know you're coming is here.  Lunches will feature soup from Joe's Kitchen at Screamin' Ridge Farm.


 Upcoming Events

Wednesday April 10:  Health Seminar Day

Monday April 15 - Friday April 19:  April Vacation

Thursday April 25: Pacem FEASTival! and talent show

Thursday April 25  Pacem auction goes live online

Thursday May 23:  Pacem Play Production:  Into the Wardrobe

Friday June 7:  Presentation Celebration

Monday June 10:  Last day/clean-up day

Tuesday June 11 - Thursday June 13:  Mountain and Service Retreat

 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!"