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

16 Feb

Public Education is Big Business

Learning is fun! Learning is our innate giftedness. Learning is what humans do when given exciting, engaging experiences. This is who we are!

A friend recently asked me how can education continue having meaningless grades, tests, large classes, irrelevant learning environments, stressing out children and parents?

Our system has taught us that this is...

12 Jan

Fantastic Physics

The rapid rate of scientific research and knowledge has led us to new understands of reality. Quantum physics in particular offers us insights into the unfathomably small, microscopic, sub atomic realm. It is changing our abilities in medicine, cosmology, physics of course and Space travel, every aspect of our lives and therefore our...

11 Jan

Rethinking Fundamental Principles

There is an infinite amount to learn now.

Long ago folks could know all there was to know on any given topic.

Not so today.

We have instruments and tools and technological advances that reach astronomical proportions. It's inspiring if not a bit daunting.

How can we learn enough, know enough, be mature enough and kind enough?

It is also true that...

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