Independent School Approval

The independent school approval process is responsible for ensuring that Vermont's Independent Schools meet Vermont’s rule-based and statutory requirements for general education, and, if appropriate, special education services. There are two types of independent schools:

Additionally, statute provides for tutorial programs, distance learning schools, and programs for pregnant and postpartum pupils. For more information about these programs, please contact Pat Pallas Gray (contact information listed below).

Schools Directory

This Vermont Approved or Recognized Independent (Private) Schools Directory contains contact information for approved and recognized independent schools, approved tutorials and distance learning schools, pregnant and parenting programs
and state operated facilities.

Independent Schools

Independent School News

Approved Independent School Applications

Recognized Schools

Recognized Schools Enrollment Notice Form

The Recognized Schools Enrollment Notice Form is required to be submitted annually as a part of maintaining a school's recognized independent school status. Completed forms must be received by the agency prior to the 2015-2016 opening of public schools in your area.


Patricia Pallas Gray at or (802) 479-1199

Page Last Updated on November 6, 2015