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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.

Check out the press about one of our project-based learning opportunities! Click here: Trash on Lawn Event

Congratulations to Ms. Deirdre's second graders for entering their Bike Recycle Vermont videos in the 22nd Eco-Panel Exhibition of the Earth Watching Club in Nishinomiya, Japan. The exhibition is on display from February 25-March 1, 2015. It is held in the Nishinomiya Municipal Gallery in Nishinomiya City, Japan.  Click here to check out their videos: BRV videos

SA won the National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA prestigious Green Flag Award!

Yoga and Mindfulness - at SA!

See more videos here!

In the News:
"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
Thursday, April 16 & Friday, April 17 -  7:4
When it rains..."Morning
Move It!" will be postponed!

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Remember no school from April 20-24!
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Meet our Strategic Partner

Shelburne Farms Video,
featuring SA students!