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.


It's not too late to join us for this year!  We are still have space in many of our year-long classes.  Course descriptions, the weekly schedule, and registration packets for 2017-18 are available.  Please contact us if you have questions.

 Come to our Open House!

Are you interested in what a Pacem education could mean for you or your child?  You are invited to find out more at our open house on Monday March 26 4:30 - 6:00 pm.  Come learn about our curriculum and programs; meet our current faculty, parents, and students - we'd love to show you our school!


 Join the Pacem Play!

We're going to be putting on a production of the Hobbit, and we invite you to join us!  Our play will be a unique and fun adaptation of Tolkien's classic complete with hobbits, dwarves, goblins, elves, and, of course, a dragon.  No theater experience is necessary!  More information is on our Thursday Workshop page.

 Upcoming Events

Monday March 26 4:30 - 6 pm.  Prospective student and family open house

Wednesday April 11:  Health Day

Thursday April 12:  Youth Rally for the Planet

Friday April 13:  Snow day make-up day

Monday April 19-Friday April 23:  April vacation

Thursday April 26:  The Hobbit!  Play and talent show

Sunday April 22 - Sunday May 6:  Silent Auction Online

Saturday May 19:  Homeschool Conference

Friday June 9:  Presentation Celebration and Graduation

 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!"