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2015-2016 Back to School Parent/Guardian Letter
August 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are pleased that your child(ren) will be among the nearly 4000 students in grades Pre-K-12 who are enrolled in our schools for the 2015-16 school year. Burlington is home to the largest, most diverse school district in the state of Vermont. As such, we offer our students a unique opportunity to learn how to become productive citizens in a truly global society. We have award winning students, state champion athletes, and a highly accomplished faculty and staff, including the current Vermont State Teacher of the Year and the reigning “Vermonter of the Year.” 
Students at all grade levels will have much to look forward to as they get ready for opening day.  

Click here to read the full letter.

ImageSustainability:  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.

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!

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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 Morning Move It! program will be taking place on
Tuesdays and Thursdays this year! This program is 
designed as a way to encourage our SA community to get to know
one another while starting the day with movement and exercise at your own pace!
 The first session will
 take place on September 1st! 
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Meet our Strategic Partner

Shelburne Farms Video,
featuring SA students!