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 8 - 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!

COVID-19 response

We are extremely proud both of our small Pacem community, and the greater community of Vermont for their support and courage during this unprecedented time.  Following Governor Scott's directive, we have ceased all in-person classes and activities.  However, all of our classes are still running online in real time using video and text chat and other resources.  Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Join us!

We accept students on a rolling space-available basis.  Course descriptions and the weekly schedule for this school year are available.  Information about next year will be available soon! 

Short-term Classes

 All of our classes are open to both homeschoolers and full-time students.  This fall, however, we have a few short-term offerings that might be of particular interest to homeschoolers who are not able to commit to a year-long class.  Explore our short-term offerings in art, French, and ancient history!

 Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming online events!

 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