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 scheduleadmissions information, and registration packets for 2017-18 are available.  Please contact us if you have questions.

One Day a week classes

All our classes are open to homeschoolers, but new this year we have a few shorter term one-day-a week classes designed specifically to fit homeschool schedules.  Check them out here.


Upcoming Events

Thursday October 19Cracking the Codes video on racial inequity  6:30 - 8 pm

Thursday October 19 and 26:   Costume Creation Thursday Workshop

Thursday November 16:  Literature night and Harvest Dinner  5 - 7:30 pm

Wednesday November 22-Friday November 24: Thanksgiving break


 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!"