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Welcome to the Sustainability Academy
Sustainability:  the shared responsibility for improving the quality of life for all – economically, socially, and environmentally now and for future generations

The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes, a collaborative partnership of educators, families and the community, integrates the big ideas of sustainability into PreK-5 curriculum and campus practices.

The goal of the Academy is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and agents for change, in their community and beyond.  The Academy is an international model for using sustainability as a lens for place-based education and service learning.  We maintain the highest expectations for academic and personal growth for all of our students and embrace the rich economic and cultural diversity of our community.

Do you have a kindergartner starting school in August?
Would you like to meet and talk with a few families who do?
If you answered YES! to one or both of those questions...Please check back in middle of August. 
We are in the process of planning our next Summer Play Date!
We will meet at the SA's "Southside Playground" also known as the pre-school playground from 3:30-4:30
Questions? Need more information?
Please contact Suzanne Weishaar (vice-har) -  sweishaa at


The Burlington School District  2015-2016 School Year Calendar Available Now - Click here to view. 

SA won the National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA prestigious Green Flag Award!
  Videos - Click here to see the  6th Year Celebration at the SA!

Yoga and Mindfulness - at SA!

Click videos to see more

In the News:
Magnet Celebration

WPTZ News, June 3, 2015

Burlington’s magnet schools celebrate inaugural class
VT Digger, June 3, 2015

"Renewable Energy"
 Vermont Life, Spring 2015

"Strength in Numbers:
How one school turned its fortune around with collective, empathetic action"

Ashoka's Start Empathy blog, October 20, 2014

"Principal helps Burlington school go green"
The Burlington Free Press, October 3, 2014

"Vermont Report: Shaping the Soul of a School"
The Atlantic, October 9, 2013

"How are Burlington's Magnet Schools Doing Five Years In?"
Seven Days, June 5, 2013

Click here to see further news coverage about the Sustainability Academy

Our next Morning Move It! opportunity
will take place
in September! 

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Meet our Strategic Partner

Shelburne Farms Video,
featuring SA students!