BRATTLEBORO -- Oak Meadow, provider of progressive homeschooling curriculum for independent learners around the world, celebrated the accomplishments of 37 high school seniors at its graduation ceremony on June 14 at the West Village Meeting House in West Brattleboro.

Nine students and their families traveled from Vermont, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, and California to attend the event. Executive Director Michelle Simpson-Siegel and High School Director Alan Fortescue awarded the diplomas, and Social Studies teacher and Faculty Chair Ted Thornton delivered the commencement address. The ceremony featured student speech, dance, and music presentations, as well as a gallery of student art.

Area graduates are Patience Bearse (Windsor), Israel Cavanagh (Saxtons River), Brian Guerino (Vernon), and Sarah Kaczenski (Northfield, Mass.).

Oak Meadow, headquartered in Brattleboro, was founded in 1975 by Lawrence Williams EdD, a pioneer and innovator in the homeschooling movement whose early work in the field helped homeschooling gain widespread acceptance and legal status. Families can use the Oak Meadow curriculum independently or by enrolling in its fully-accredited distance learning school. Oak Meadow will move to downtown Brattleboro’s historic Brooks House in the fall, joining a new learning hub that includes Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont. Visit