Compass School to host open house

Saturday November 3, 2012

WESTMINSTER -- Compass School in Westminster will be holding an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. The open house is hosted by current students, staff, and parents. It will include a tour of the school, homemade dinner, and a presentation by Rick Gordon, director. This is an informative and fun way to get to know the school and the Compass community.

Compass School opened its doors in 1999, serving up to 100 students in grades 7 through 12. Compass offers a purposeful and focused learning environment with opportunity for hands-on and community based learning. The school is committed to supporting academic excellence through personalized learning; learning through a project based curriculum; connecting school to the real world and the natural environment; and being a community where all voices are heard and all students are known well. Compass School aims to help each student develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to succeed in college, enter the work force or pursue their dreams.

The graduating classes have an excellent record of acceptances to a wide range of colleges including the University of Vermont, the School of Visual Arts, Hampshire College, New York University, Brown University, and the University of Chicago. For a full list of college acceptances and to learn more about the school, visit the school’s website at

The school is approved by the State of Vermont and is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools. To RSVP, contact Betsy Jaffe, Director of Admissions and Development, at 802-463-2517 or The school is located on Route 5, just south of Bellows Falls.


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