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.

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Red Cedar During COVID-19

During these months of ‘distance’ learning, Red Cedar has been active and connected. We have worked to keep the community and relationships strong, and we’ve been immersed in substantial academic learning. Live daily classes have continued much the same through video...

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