In 2011 Vermont Commons School felt it necessary to take a long-term look at its facilities and how they might be able to accommodate enrollment increases as they grow from 80 to 120 students. They also want to consider improving its public image, opportunities for charitable contributions, and improving the recreational opportunities afforded to students. Vermont Commons School recently completed Phase One of its long-term Master Plan. The Phase One renovations included a new computer lab and development of a prototypical classroom for future phases. In 2012 the School will be expanding the Science and Art departments in line with the Master Plan currently in place. Sustainable design is an important part of the curriculum; as such, the students and faculty have been an integral part of looking at possible sustainable design options.
Phase Two will take place in the summer of 2012.
Subsequent phases will include purchase of neighboring building(s) in order to develop the current building as the primary academic building and a second building will be utilized for administration and recreational use.