Come and try out something new!  Spend the afternoon with a great group of kids and adults.  Learn something you’ve always wanted to learn.  Our Thursday workshops are open to all people aged 10 to 18.  All are welcome: traditional students, homeschoolers, and anyone else who is free on Thursday afternoons!  Past workshops have included digital photography, archery, video production, chess, Shakespeare reading and performance, geochaching, and more!

To register:  please call 223-1010.  Pre-registration is required.  Workshops with insufficient registration may be cancelled.

Pacem Play:  Through the Wardrobe

All students aged 10 to 18 are invited to be a part of our play production!  IMG_6167 (640x444)(Younger students may be able to participate with permission).  Our play will be a unique and fun adaptation of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by CS Lewis.  Join us on a fantastical journey to another land where an evil witch reigns and it’s always winter.  Help us tell our iconic story of good vs evil and learn about yourself along the way.  There will be a variety of types and sizes of roles depending on what students are looking for.  Roles will be decided through a collaborative process at the first meeting.  No theater experience is necessary!  In addition, students are invited to participate in the technical side of the production.  Rehearsals will be Thursdays from 1-3 pm starting on March 14.  We’ll take a break during school vacation week in April.  The final performance will take place on the stage in the historic chapel in College Hall on the VCFA campus on the evening of May 23.  Depending on the location and availability of participants, we may have an organizational meeting prior to March 14.

Days and Time: Thursdays 1 – 3 pm March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 25  May 2, 9, 16, 23  Performance in the evening of May 23.

Instructor: Bonnie Hooper

Fee: $160 for enrolled Pacem Students; $180 for all others. (Fee is already included in full-time Pacem tuition)

Please register by emailing by February 22.  (Late registration may be possible.  Please contact us.)

Please note, we want to make this opportunity available to any who would like to be involved.  Please contact us if the tuition is a barrier to your child’s participation.

Table Making!

Join Pacem math teacher, carpenter, and furniture designer to make some tables for Pacem!  Students will brainstorm design ideas within the parameters of the client’s (Pacem’s!) specifications, specify material sizes and assemble and finish the tables.  (Due to the constraints of available space and equipment, students will not have an opportunity to use large non-portable power tools such as table saws, etc.)  Students may have the opportunity to build half scale models that they can take home to practice their wood-working skills.  Not only will students be introduced to the basics of the design and manufacturing processes, but they will have the pleasure of using the beautiful furniture they made every day in our space.

Days and Time:  Thursday February 14, 21, and March 7;    1 – 3 pm.  At Pacem School, 32 College Street, Montpelier

Instructor:  Dan Wetmore

Fee:  $60 for enrolled Pacem students, (This workshop is not available to students who are not regularly enrolled in Pacem classes.  Fee is included in Pacem full-time tuition)

Please register by emailing



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