Red Cedar School

Bristol, Vermont

Grades K – 8

A Vermont Recognized
Independent School

Bus Service to Chittenden and Northern Addison Counties


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Celebrating 30 Years of Fostering

Socially Responsible, Lifelong Learners

Founded in 1989

Red Cedar School is a Vermont Recognized Independent School serving 45 students in grades K through 8. The school is located just north of the village of Bristol on the edge of the Green Mountains.

We are a community in which relationships are based on dignity and respect, and built through care and collaboration.

We believe that curiosity, thinking, creativity and voice are at the heart of being human, and we encourage their development in all that we do.

We support students in their drive for competence and independence. We believe the energy and joy of education are based in reciprocity found within a balance of freedom and structure, choice and guidance, the individual and the community.

Our curriculum is meaning based, responsive, interactive and vigorous. Our small classes emphasize inquiry, reflection, discussion, reading, writing and experiential learning. Explorations in the arts, our outdoor classroom, field and travel study, wilderness trips, guest speakers and workshops augment classroom learning.

Upcoming Events

School Pics Ready!

Photographer Jennifer Kiewit's school pictures of each student are ready! We're sending the link and password to parents.

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Fall Plans in the Time of Covid

It’s a different year but a strong one so far! We made the decision to base everything outdoors this fall for safety. We’re finding so many other benefits as well; lots of movement, social interaction and connections, less anxiety, much joy. And academics remain...

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