Welcome to Pacem

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.


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.

Pacem 10th Anniversary Gala

Save the date for Pacem's Anniversary Gala on Saturday October 22.  We hope you will celebrate 10 years of intellectually stimulating creative education with us.  The main event of the day will be a keynote speech from noted alternative education advocate Peter Gray.  In addition, there will be activities, food, and celebration for all ages.


 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

Tuesday September 6 5:00 - 6:30 pm:  Family Orientation for students and parents

Wednesday Sept 7 - Friday Sept 9:  Outdoor Orientation Days

Monday Sept 12 8:30 - 10:30:  Mandatory student orientation

Monday Sept 12:  First day of classes

Saturday October 22:  10th Anniversary Celebration