Vermont ranked 4th for Pre-K -12 education and 8th in the nation for overall education (including higher-ed) and by U.S. News in 2019. Vermont was also ranked the 11th Smartest State in America in 2019, by based on its percentage of high school graduates, Bachelor’s Degrees, and SAT & ACT Scores.   

Smartest States Ranking

Colleges & Universities in Vermont

University of VermontStudents love to attend College here, often lured by the beautiful mountains and outdoors recreation opportunities. Often the vibrant business climate and entrepreneurial spirit you'll find in the Greater Burlington area is credited to the fact that we are surrounded by top rated Colleges and Universities. Many students choose to stay in the area after college to work, live, and ultimately raise their family. 

Chittenden County and Burlington, VT are known for several of the state's larger institutions, including:

For more information about Colleges and Universities throughout Vermont, visit the Vermont Higher Education Council.

Public Schools, K-12:

Click on the links below to learn more about the School District or Supervisory Union you're interested in:

Chittenden County, Public Schools, K-12

Serving Communities of:
Burlington School District  Burlington
Chittenden East Supervisory Union         Bolton, Huntington, Jericho, Richmond & Underhill 
Chittenden Central Supervisory Union Essex Junction & Westford
Chittenden South Supervisory Union Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, Williston & St. George  
Colchester School District Colchester
Essex Town School District Essex
Milton Town School District Milton
South Burlington School District South Burlington
Winooski School District  Winooski  


Addison County, Public Schools K-12         Serving Communities of: 
Addison Central Supervisory Union Bridport, Cornwall, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham & Middlebury   
Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven, Starksboro & Mt. Abraham     
Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Addison, Ferrisburg, Panton, Vergennes & Waltham
Addison Rutland Supervisory Union Benson, Castleton, Fair Haven & Orwell


Franklin County, Public Schools, K-12      Serving Communities of: 
Franklin Central Supervisory Union St. Albans & Fairfield
Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union Bakersfield, Enosburg Falls, Montgomery Center & Richford         
Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union Franklin, Highgate Center, Swanton & Sheldon
Franklin West Supervisory Union Fairfax, Georgia, & Fletcher


Grand Isle County, Public Schools, K-12               

Serving Communities of:                                                                                
Grand Isle Supervisory Union

Grand Isle, South Hero, North Hero & Alburg

Visit the Vermont Agency of Education for information on Vermont schools. For test results and other vital education statistics, go to

Private Schools, K-12:

Private Schools Located in Chittenden County

Grades Served
Brownell Mountain School, Williston PK-9
Christ the King School, Burlington PK-8
Hull Crest School, Burlington 7-12
International Children's School, South Burlington PK-1
Jean Garvin School, Essex Junction 8-10
Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne PK-11
Mater Christi School, Burlington PK-8
North Avenue Christian School, Burlington PK-8
Renaissance School, Shelburne K-6
Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington 9-12
Rock Point School, Burlington 9-12
St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski PK-8
The Acorn School, Charlotte 6-7
The Gailer School, Middlebury 7-12
The Schoolhouse Learning Center, South Burlington K-6
Trinity Baptist Schools, Williston PK-12
Vermont Commons School, South Burlington 6-12
Vermont Day School, Shelburne K-8

Daycare and Nursey Schools

Please visit the Vermont Child Care Resource, a non-profit association and great resource for parents and day care providers to learn Savemore about day care and nursery school options in our area.