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.

Register for our Open House!

More information about this event is here.

Pacem: /pah' chem/ n. Latin for "peace"

At Pacem School we work together to solve problems collaboratively and create a community that honors everyone; we seek peace within ourselves; and we wrestle with the hard questions about how people could live together more peacefully in the world.

 

Pacem's Love Letters to the Community

The Love Letters to the Community Video Project was a collaborative effort by Pacem students, teachers, and alumni in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to express our love and support for each other and for Pacem.

 
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!

 Upcoming Events

February 13 5 p.m.:  Prospective student and family open house.  More information is here

February 26 - March 5:  February Vacation

March 21:  Prospective student and family open house.

April 5:  Current student priority reenrollment deadline

April 8:  Join us for an eclipse party!

April 12:  New student priority application deadline

Join us!

We invite homeschool students to try our Student Directed Project class this spring!  This is our flagship class!  More information is here.

Admissions for next fall are now open!  Find our more here.  If you are interested in picking up a class this spring we have very limited space.  Contact us to find out more!

Pacem Stands with People of Color

Across America, people are rising up to demand justice for people of color. Pacem School stands with the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. We mourn the lives lost and damaged by the scourge of racism, and we believe that change is necessary to right the injustice of our society.  Read our full statement of support and action here.

 

Learning in a Multi-Age Community

Goddard College student and Pacem alum, Kiana LaDeau has been contemplating the value learning in a multi-age community, such as we have at Pacem.  She says that, among other things, she learned "to view people younger and older than me as my peers, and to see across age divides and appreciate what everyone has to offer."  Read her complete piece here.

 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!"

Read Our Testimonials