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Students at CMS helped Ruthie, the Head Cook, celebrate her 80th birthday!

What's New?

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Appreciation week for CSD employees is this week! Click here to read a letter to the community from Superintendent Minor.


2017-2018 Registration is Open! Incoming Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Act 166 Community Partner Pre-Kindergarten, and Tuition students can now register for the upcoming school year. Click here to view Registration Information.


The District Wide Art Show is coming, May 9-12, 2017 at the CHS Gym.


Interested in becoming a Colchester SD substitute? Information about the application process, as well as a copy of the required forms, can be found here: Resources > Human Resources > Substitute Information

Mountain Transit is in need of School Bus Drivers to transport our students to and from school and sporting events each day. Experience is not required and they will provide all the necessary training. Sign on bonuses available for both licensed and unlicensed school bus drivers! Contact them today: 802-893-1334

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District Events

Video Library

Taiko at PPS

Watch PPS students learn the art of TAIKO drumming as part of the Artist-in-Residency program.

How a Kindergarten Class Bought a Goat (and Why!)

Meet an amazing group of Colchester kindergarteners who set out to buy a goat as an act of kindness.

Just Ask a Student

Check out this amazing video created entirely by Colchester students! Seniors Jaclyn Cline and Courtney Dessormeau traveled all over town asking kids what they love most about going to school in Colchester and then compiled the answers into one fantastic video. You'll love their responses and probably see someone you know!

Your Vote Matters E4: Be the Difference

As we make the final push to the polls, we have one last video to share with you from our Your Vote Matters series. We've titled this video "Be the Difference" because we believe at the end of the day, it could come down to just a handful of ballots. As timing would have it, Superintendent Minor gets to share some exciting news with you in this video. (Spoiler alert: the tax increase is going to be lower than we originally anticipated!)

Your Vote Matters E3: Shaping Futures

Besides all of the necessary operational costs of running a school district with over two thousand students, what type of educational opportunities does the school budget provide our students? Why is the education system so different now than it was 20 years ago? Watch Superintendent Amy Minor's next video to find out.

Your Vote Matters E2: Enrollment

Here's the new episode from our Your Vote Matters series! This week's topic is enrollment. Is it really declining? What would that mean for class sizes and teachers? Find that out and more by watching this 3-minute video hosted by Superintendent Amy Minor. Plus, there's a special treat at the end for music lovers!

Your Vote Matters: Episode One

Have you met the new superintendent yet? Every week we'll be producing short videos (less than 3 minutes!) hosted by Superintendent Amy Minor. She'll cover a variety of topics surrounding the budget and the impact it has on our students and taxpayers. Our overarching goal of this series is to communicate how important local votes are to our community and subsequently increase voter turnout. Have a question you want answered? Let us know!

Extended Learning Fall Semester

If you had a whole semester to choose, research, test, and communicate a topic that really interested you, what would you pick?! Check out this 3-minute video to learn more about two CHS Seniors who piloted the new Extended Learning course and got to do just that!

Performing Arts Center Opens at CHS

The renovation of the Performing Arts Center for Colchester Schools is complete! We invite you watch the video to take a tour of the upgrades and hear students and faculty express their appreciation to the Colchester community for supporting this project.

Take A Closer Look

The town of Colchester is served by the Colchester School District, which has approximately 2,200 students. In addition to Colchester residents, tuition students are accepted from the Islands (Grand Isle, North Hero, and South Hero) and other districts.

The district operates five separate school buildings and an administrative building. We employ about two hundred teachers and fifteen administrators.

Our school district is renowned for its implementation of differentiated instruction as part of its efforts to provide all students with meaningful and appropriate educational opportunities. Colchester High School graduates attend a wide range of colleges and universities throughout the state and country.

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The Colchester School district is located in beautiful Colchester, Vermont. Together, our schools create a district that is a fair and welcoming community of life-long learners, striving to do our best, and who think not only what is — but what can be.

All Colchester School District job openings are listed on School Spring.

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Elementary students.

2017 Report to the Community

The first ever CSD Report to the Community was mailed to all Colchester residents in February of 2017. Along with communicating enrollment numbers, assessment scores and alumni information, the report also highlights some of the investments community members contribute towards to keep our district an essential component of the Colchester community. It also outlines a comprehensive overview of the FY'18 budget and how CSD compares to other schools in Chittenden County.

2017 Report to the Community
Cover of the 2017 CSD Report to the Community.

The mission of Colchester School District is to partner with our community to educate each of our students to become engaged, productive citizens who lead successful, balanced, and healthy lives.