The Town of Colchester is located approximately three miles north of Burlington, the largest city in Vermont. Miles of Lake Champlain frontage exist on the town's western boundary. Colchester's location, public beach, numerous marinas, and playgrounds, complemented by varied year round activities offered by the town's Recreation Department, make Colchester a highly desirable place to live, work, and play.
The town is served by the Colchester School District, which has approximately 2,100 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 schools include:
- Colchester High School, Grades 9-12
- Colchester Middle School, Grades 6-8
- Malletts Bay School, Grades 3-5 & EEE Program
- Porters Point School, Kindergarten & Grades 1-2
- Union Memorial School, Kindergarten & Grades 1-2
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.
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!