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

09 Jul

Cover Your Bases!

I've developed a love for a variety of number bases.

In seventh grade I was surprised to learn there was such a thing.

I had been stuck in Base Ten without knowing it.

I did basic computations by rote with very little deep comprehension.

Number bases opened my mathematical mind.

It was that insight, knowing that understanding place value...

08 Jul

Engaging with Numbers

Math is rich with patterns and logic.

Galileo understood and said: "The universe cannot be read until we have learned the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the words are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures. Without numbers it is humanly impossible to...

17 Jun

What is Learning?

Learning is "the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught."

So let's check out knowledge acquisition: "facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject."

What my experiences in learning and teaching have offered me is...

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.

We...

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