The community of Colchester is located on Lake Champlain within three miles north of the city of Burlington, Vermont. Currently, the town has an aggregate population of about 17,000 residents. The town is served by the Colchester School District, which provides public education to approximately 2,200 students. The district operates five separate school buildings – Colchester High School, Colchester Middle School, Malletts Bay School, Porters Point School, and Union Memorial School – and an administrative building, employing about two hundred teachers and fifteen administrators. Colchester graduates attend a wide range of colleges and universities throughout the state and country.
The district is renowned for its implementation of differentiated instruction as part of its efforts to provide all students with meaningful and appropriate educational opportunities. Two of our schools, Colchester High School and Union Memorial School, have received national recognition for their differentiated instruction professional development programs and practices.
In terms of educational advantages, Colchester is home to St. Michael's College and borders several other institutions of higher learning located in Burlington including the University of Vermont, Burlington College, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, and Vermont Technical College. For more information on Vermont's education system, please visit the Vermont Agency of Education's web site.
A great place to live and learn!