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Schools in the Manchester Southern Vermont Area

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If you're considering moving to the Manchester/Southern Vermont area and have school-aged children, this list should help you in your search of local schools in the area. Whether you are looking for public or private schools, Manchester Vermont should provide many choices for you. 

RE/MAX Four Seasons does not recommend any schools in particular. We are only providing a source of information for you to view. 


The Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union (BRSU) is a public school system located in southwestern Vermont. The BRSU includes school districts in four Vermont counties and three Vermont technical center regions. The BRSU is the second-largest Vermont supervisory union with a total area of approximately 460 square miles. In 2018, BRSU districts have a total combined enrollment of 2,200 students.

A unique feature of the BRSU is that none of its districts operate a high school. All BRSU districts have high school choice. BRSU districts send students to over 30 public and independent high schools with a large number of BRSU students choosing to attend Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester.

Mettawee School District

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Mettawee School District is a unified school district governed by a six-person board for the resident towns of Pawlet and Rupert. Effective July 1, 2018, this district will operate the Mettawee Community School (K-6). Students in grades 7-12 have school choice. The District will pay public schools the announced tuition and approved independent schools the VT Announced State Average Tuition Rate. 

In order for the district to pay tuition for students in grades 7-12, families must submit a tuition request form annually. New families must also submit the Declaration of Residency Form.

Taconic & Green Regional School District

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The TGSD represents the Vermont towns of Danby, Dorset, Landgrove, Londonderry, Manchester, Mt. Tabor, Peru, Sunderland, and Weston. It is entrusted with operating the Currier Memorial School, The Dorset School, Flood Brook School, Manchester Elementary Middle School, and Sunderland Elementary School. Our board members are elected with an at-large Australian Ballot and each member is a representative of all nine towns within our district. We believe that within our nine town community that "All our children are all our children".

Winhall School District

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The Winhall School District does not operate a school therefore the district will pay tuition to an approved school. Winhall will pay up to the VT Announced State Average. Winhall is a "sending town" for Burr & Burton Academy (BBA) and will pay them their announced tuition rate.

In order for the district to pay tuition, families must submit a tuition request form and Declaration of Residency Form and supporting documents annually.


We've mapped the schools out below so that it may help you geographically when looking at specific areas or properties. 

Public Schools:

Currier Memorial School - click here to view website

Elementary School (K-6)

234 North Main Street

Danby, VT 05739

(802) 293-5191

The Dorset School - click here to view site

Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

130 School Dr

Dorset, VT 

(802) 362-2606

Flood Brook School - click here to view site

Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

91 VT Route 11

Londonderry, VT 05148

(802) 824-6811

Manchester Elementary/Middle School - click here to view site

Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

80 Memorial Ave

Manchester Center, VT 05255

(802) 362-1597

Mettawee Community School - click here to view site

Elementary School (K-6)

5788 VT-153

West Pawlet, VT 05775

(802) 645-9009

Sunderland Elementary School - click here to view site

Elementary School (K-6)

98 Bear Bridge Rd

Sunderland, VT 05250

(802) 375-6100

Private Schools:

Elementary Schools

Red Fox Community School - click here to view site

Elementary School (K-5)

7205 Main St

Manchester, VT 05255

(802) 768-1288

Maple Street School - click here to view site

Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

322 Maple St

Manchester, VT 05255

(802) 362-7137

Manchester Village School - click here to view site

Grades 1-12

4002 Main St

Manchester, VT 05254

(802) 362-4898

High Schools

Burr & Burton Academy - click here to view site

High School (9-12)

57 Seminary Ave

Manchester, VT 05254

(802) 362-1775

Long Trail School - click here to view site

Middle and High School (6-12)

1045 Kirby Hollow Rd

Dorset, VT 05251

(802) 867-5717

Pre-K Schools:

Northshire Day School - click here to view site

5484 Main St

Manchester Center, VT 05255

(802) 362-1395

Home Away From Home - no website available

108 Equinox Terrace

Manchester Center, VT 05255

(802) 362-5823

Lawrence School for Young Children - no website available

29 Bowen Hill Rd

East Dorset, VT 05253

(802) 362-1992

Stepping Stones Early Learning Center - no website available

3757 Richville Rd

Manchester Center, VT 05255

(802) 226-7760

Questions to Ask When Choosing a REALTORĀ®

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When Choosing a REALTOR®

How long have you been in residential real estate? Is it your full-time job?
Like most professions, the experience is no guarantee of skill. But much of real estate is learned on the job.

What’s your business philosophy?
While there’s no right answer to this question, the response will help you assess what’s important to the agent and determine how closely the agent’s goals and business emphasis mesh with your own.

How many buyers did you and your real estate brokerage represent last year?
This will tell you how much experience they have and how up-to-date they are on the local market.

What’s the average variation between your initial offers and the final sales price?
This is one indication of a REALTOR®’s pricing and negotiating skills.

Will you represent me exclusively, or might you choose to represent the seller as well?
While it’s usually legal to represent both parties in a transaction, your REALTOR® should be able to explain his or her philosophy on client obligations and agency relationships. 

Can you recommend service providers who can help me obtain a mortgage, make home repairs, and so on?
Practitioners should be able to recommend more than one provider and let you know if they have any special relationship with any of the providers.

How will you keep me informed about the progress of my transaction?
The best answer here is a question. A real estate agent who pays close attention to the way you prefer to communicate and responds accordingly will make for the smoothest transaction.

Source: National Association of  REALTORS

7 Reasons to Work With a REALTORĀ®

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REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. Read about the REALTOR® difference for home buyers:

1. Ethical treatment.
Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®’s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. The first obligation is to you, the client.

2. An expert guide.
Buying a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Also, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.

3. Objective information and opinions.
REALTORS® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. REALTORs® can use that data to help you determine if the property has what you need. By understanding both your needs and search area, they can also point out neighborhoods you don’t know much about but that might suit your needs better than you’d thought.

4. Expanded search power.
Sometimes properties are available but not actively advertised. A REALTOR® can help you find opportunities not listed on home search sites and can help you avoid out-of-date listings that might be showing up as available online but are no longer on the market.

5. Negotiation knowledge.
There are many factors up for discussion in a deal. A REALTOR® will look at every angle from your perspective, including crafting a purchase agreement that allows enough time for you to complete inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase.

6. Up-to-date experience.
Most people buy only a few homes in their lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. Even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS® handle hundreds of transactions over the course of their career.

7. Your rock during emotional moments.
A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. And for most people, property represents the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.

Choose one of our outstanding agents below to help with all your real estate needs!


David Citron                                               Julie Citron                                                 Bonnie Chandler

REALTOR® - Principal Broker/Owner         REALTOR® - Broker/Owner                                  REALTOR®

Cell: 802-688-5556                                                 Cell: 802-688-6566                                                  Cell: 802-342-9056   

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 Peter Pierce                                            Deke August                                            Patti Trudell

 REALTOR®                                                                Broker Associate                                                     REALTOR®

 Cell: 802-688-6384                                               Cell: 802-325-2747                                              Cell: 802-282-3765

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source: National Association of REALTORS

Winter Activities to do in Southern Vermont

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Photo by Tristan Schmurr

If you're one to enjoy the outdoors and don't want to be indoors all winter, see our list below of activities Vermonters enjoy. There are a lot of activities to enjoy in the Vermont area during the winter that aren't skiing or snowboarding. Click the links in the list below to find out more on each activity. 

Ice Fishing

Lake St. Catherine, in Wells and Poultney (a little north of our area, but worth it) 

List of ice fishing spots in all of Vermont here.


Museum of the Creative Process

American Museum of Fly Fishing

Hildene-The Lincoln Family Home

Dorset Historical Society

Antique Shopping

Comollo Antiques

The Country Gallery Antiques

Dog Sledding

Husky Works Mushing Company


Vermont Association of Snow Travelers


Read our post about the local ski resorts in our immediate area here.

Ice Skating

Riley Rink at the Northshire Civic Center


Staff-guided hikes in the moonlight at Merck Forest


2019 Thanksgiving Weekend Events in Manchester Vermont

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If you live in the Manchester Vermont area or are visiting for Thanksgiving, here is a list of local events for the Holiday weekend - from Thanksgiving Day dinners to tree-lighting ceremonies and entertainment. 


Thursday, November 28 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm


St. Paul's Parrish Hall, Manchester



Thursday, November 28 @ 3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thanksgiving is perhaps the greatest of all American traditions: we gather at a familiar location with our nearest and dearest, and fill our bellies in honor of a historical event. Why not celebrate this event at authentic circa 1790 Colonial Inn?

Chef Clifton Cooper will be preparing is annual Thanksgiving menu.

Reservations are always suggested.


Ye Olde Tavern

5183 Main Street
Manchester, VT 05255

Phone:(802) 362-0611



Saturday, November 30 @ 8:00 am-11:00 am

Join family innkeeper and award-winning Off-Broadway songwriter and children’s entertainer Melissa Levis for a fireside family singing along at the Wilburton Inn. Gather in the historic mansion’s living room beside the blazing fire and sing-along to all the classics from “This Land Is Your Land” to “American Pie.” All welcome. Bring your own instruments and play along too! The Singalong is free. Thanksgiving buffet breakfast is served prior to the sing-along from 8:00am-10:00am, $20. RSVP. 802-362-2500.


The Wilburton Inn

257 Wilburton Drive
Manchester Village, VT 05254 United States 

Phone: (802) 362-2500


Saturday, November 30 @ 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Deborah Buck and Joana Genova, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola and Sophie Shao, cello perform string quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn in what has become a popular tradition for families and their holiday guests.


Manchester Community Library

138 Cemetery Avenue
Manchester Center, VT 05255 United States

Phone:(802) 362-2607


Saturday, November 30 @ 6:00 pm-6:30 pm

Come one, come all to the Factory Point Town Green for a community celebration to kickoff the holiday season. Join in as we ‘flip the switch’ and light the trees on the green. Don’t miss caroling and a visit with Santa too!


Factory Point Town Green

30 VT-11
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at RE/MAX Four Seasons in Manchester Center, Vermont!