Welcome to the Sugarwood Community

Sugarwood is a Vermont Approved early childhood nongraded school for ages 4-9.

Every Sugarwood friend, regardless of age, has daily opportunities to learn, to teach, to lead, to share, to interact, to move and to play.

We build a joyous community of Sugarwood Friends who love to learn for the intrinsic joy of learning. We love to share ideas with...

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Camp Curiosity

Join us this summer for a unique camp full of enriching activities!

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Meet Our Teachers

Peggy CoZi teacher at Sugarwood School
Peggy CoZi Teacher
Stefanie Taylor violin instructor at Sugarwood school
Stefanie Taylor Violin Teacher
Cristy murphy yoga instructor at Sugarwood School
Cristy Murphy Yoga Instructor

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For enrollment information or for questions about the school please get in touch.

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Peg's Epiphanies

28 Mar

What Will We Learn Today?

When the unthinkable happens. How do we deal?

At least three major, undeniable, unthinkable global events threaten life on our small fragile planet.

The climate crisis, ultimately created by the humans.

The corona virus, COVID 19 pandemic, ultimately spread by humans.

The financial crisis humans created.

There is the growing gap of haves and have...

08 Mar

Stress Free Education

Each day of school I revel in the satisfaction of our stress free, yet challenging educational community.

Without the threat and inequity of punishments and rewards (grades and other external carrots and sticks) learning is its own reward, so we are self motivated, community oriented and collaborative.

Sugarwood Friends cheer their classmates...

25 Feb


Being respectful is about listening.

It is knowing your contribution matters to the wholeness of group.

Showing respect models the compassion and empathy you will recognize as those seeds root deeply in the soil of your community and bloom bountifully.

You will hear the language you speak. Listen carefully.

Additional Learning

Our learning continues outside the classroom with community service, performances, and field trips.

Extending our Community

We enhance our classroom learning opportunities with community experiences.

We have performed for several years at the Maples Retirement Community and for The Bardwell Residents.

We performed the Periodic Table of Elements for two Rutland High School chemistry classes.

We have performed at the Echo Museum and the Perkins Museum in Burlington.


Performances & Potlucks

  • We perform often
  • We gain confidence and grace
  • Every child is offered the opportunity to prepare and perform an individual speech about their learning practices and joys
  • Every child may perform a solo, or duet, on the recorder
  • Every child may perform a solo, or duet, on the violin
  • Every child sings and participates in plays
  • Every...

Field Trips

We augment our program with field trips that encourage broad-mindedness and purpose.

Our list of possible field trips include: local trails, lakes, ponds, mountains, ice skating, libraries, museums and performances.

Get in touch

Phone: 802-779-8151