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.

 Central Vermont Homeschool Conference

Looking to connect?  Need some inspiration?  Pacem School is excited to be hosting the 2018 Central Vermont Homeschool Conference on Saturday May 19.  This conference is an opportunity to gather with other homeschoolers to reinvigorate your homeschooling life, explore common questions, and gather new ideas.  More information and registration is here.


 Upcoming Events

Sunday April 22 - Sunday May 6:  Silent Auction Online

Saturday May 19:  Homeschool Conference

Friday June 9:  Presentation Celebration and Graduation

Monday June 12:  Last day; clean up day.

Tuesday June 13:  Community Service Day

Wednesday-Thursday June 14-15:  Mountain Days.

Friday June 15:  Summer Vacation Starts!

Friday June 22:  Student narratives sent home.

 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!"