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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.


Yoga and Mindfulness - at SA!

What's the Deal with a Triangle?



Energy Night 2014 at the Sustainability Academy

SA Students Interview the Mayor (above)

See more videos here!


In the News

"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

"Taking Root"

"At Burlington's Sustainability Academy, Upgrades are More Than Skin Deep"

Seven Days, September 2012

Click here to see further news coverage
about the Sustainability Academy




Upcoming Events

No events are scheduled.

Meet our Strategic Partner!

Shelburne Farms Video,
featuring SA students!