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Education in Addison County

Vermont is known nationwide for its accomplishments in setting and assessing high academic standards for its public schools. Beyond secondary education‚ Addison County is home to Middlebury College‚ considered one of the most outstanding small‚ private liberal arts colleges in the country.

For the adult learner‚ there are numerous opportunities and resources available through cooperative efforts established by education and business.

Elementary and Secondary Education

There are six school districts that serve the communities of Addison County. Many towns in Addison County offer preschools and all have elementary education programs. For secondary education students go on to consolidated school districts which serve neighboring communities. The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center offers an integrated work and learning program to students in three of these supervisory unions. In addition to these public schools‚ there are private schools for students at all grade levels. 

Higher Education

Addison County residents have access to many higher educational institutions. The University of Vermont, Champlain College, Saint Michael’s College, Burlington College, Castleton State College, and Vermont Technical College are within close proximity to Addison County. Middlebury College and Community College of Vermont are both located within the county. 

Since its founding in 1800 Middlebury has developed from “the town’s college” into an institution of international renown. In addition to undergraduate and graduate degree programs, it hosts the summer Language Schools and the respected Bread Loaf School of English and Writers’ Conference.

The Community College of Vermont (CCV) was founded in 1970 and merged with the Vermont State College system in 1972. Over the years CCV has received national recognition for its innovative programs and its unique way of bringing college learning to residents of Vermont. Today the CCV serves approximately 5,000 students per semester, making its enrollment the second largest of any college in the state.


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