Superintendent's Message

  • Welcome to the South Burlington School District web pages.  There is much information about our school district and individual schools included in these pages. You are invited to browse our web pages and to provide feedback to us with your comments and ideas on ways to improve our efforts at electronic communication. If you don’t see what you’re looking for or have unanswered questions, please give us a call at the Superintendent’s Office (652-7250) or email us at Thanks for checking us out. 
    The South Burlington School District has received national recognition for quality and is noted for the excellent work of our faculty and students. The District is comprised of five schools:

    Rick Marcotte Central Elementary School
    - Chamberlin Elementary School
    - Orchard Elementary School
    - Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School
    - South Burlington High School

    The School District also hosts an Essential Early Education Program and works closely with the South Burlington Family Center and regional child-care providers to enable students to start school ready to learn.Elementary programs are developmental with an emphasis on early literacy. All elementary schools include grades K-5 and provide art, music, physical, education, and world language opportunities to enhance the core academic curriculum.  Instructional units include multiage and single grade options for parents with all grade configurations expected to meet the learning needs of various learners. To assist classroom teaches with this responsibility, each elementary school has Special Education and English As A Second Language support available to students. Each school also has a guidance counselor, school librarian, and school nurse.

    Teams of professionals working together to meet the unique needs of the young adolescent provide our middle level program for grades 6-8. The goals for our students include intellectual competence, physical and emotional fitness, and respectful behaviors.  While proper preparation for the academic rigors of high school are integral to the middle level curriculum, other purposes specific to this age level are also emphasized – personal development, self-esteem, and exploratory learning. The curriculum is enriched with art, technology education, music, orchestra, band, jazz band, and world languages. Special educators, guidance counselors, a school librarian, and a school nurse also provide support for students and student learning.

    South Burlington High School is proud of its comprehensive curriculum and offers advanced placement classes in Calculus, English, Biology, French, Spanish, Computer Science, and European History. Programs in art, music, practical arts, technology and physical education are available to students on campus while technical and vocational programs are easily available and accessible at neighboring regional technical centers. A variety of athletics and co-curricular activities are available to students and our students excel in many academic competitions as well. Students at South Burlington High School achieve above State and National averages in SAT’s and other standardized tests.  More information about district and student results is available in our School Report Card.