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

15 Apr

Little Leaders

Building autonomy takes practice like everything we master. Teaching others builds our sense of autonomy like nothing else.

Before sharing the teacher role, I innocently went about the day leading everyone as I myself had been mentored.

Once I experienced sharing the leadership role, I quickly saw the necessity for sharing that powerful role. Students...

06 Apr


I am convinced that with optimal conditions, our capacity for learning is limitless.

The brain learns. That is it’s function.

"What" we learn needs careful attention.

We fool ourselves. Our memories are unreliable. Our ability to rationalize and believe in myths continue to impair our reasoning.

Let’s examine some key conditions that will ...

15 Mar

What did you learn today?

Great question but is it huge, too much, too broad?

We all want to know something about what happened while we are apart. We all want to learn more about the thoughts of the people we love. We all want to share our experiences and be heard.

What opening starters might help initiate meaningful conversations after a big day?

Slipping easily into talking...

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