Barnard has one public elementary school, the Barnard Academy, and students from Grades 7 through 12 can attend the Woodstock Union Middle and High Schools.
The Barnard Academy
The Core Knowledge program used at Barnard Academy establishes a solid foundation for academic achievement using cumulative teaching techniques and content-specific strategies that match content with student. With teachers and parents involved in the small classroom setting, Barnard Academy students do not “fall through the cracks.” Guidance professionals and in-class teaching aides support the learning process by providing positive adult interaction for the students who need it.
Parents of prospective students should contact Barnard Academy staff for more information about the school and to set up a visit.
Messages for the school board may be left with the administrative assistant for Barnard Academy at 802-234-9763.
PO Box 157
Barnard, VT 05031-0157
The Barnard Academy School Board
The Barnard School Board provides oversight of, and sets policy for, the Barnard Academy. The School Board is also responsible for preparing and presenting the annual school budget to the town’s voters for their approval at Town Meeting.
Members of the School Board serve as the Town’s representatives on the board of the Windsor Central Supervisory Union, which has oversight of the board of the Woodstock Union High School, the Middle School and the boards of the five elementary schools (including Barnard) that feed into the Union Schools.
The Barnard Academy Board holds monthly meetings. Agendas and minutes of those meetings are available through the Barnard Academy website.
Current School Board members are listed below:
Andy Cole (chair)
Woodstock Union Middle & High School
Woodstock Union Middle and High Schools are comprehensive, fully accredited public schools offering a course of studies as described by the Department of Education in Vermont. The district is composed of the six towns: Barnard, Bridgewater, Pomfret, Reading, Sherburne, and Woodstock. The Union schools also accept tuition students from other towns. We participate in Vermont’s School Choice Program.
In recent years, the Woodstock Union High School has been awarded recognition for excellence by the United States Department of Education and has earned a Public School Medallion from the Vermont Business Roundtable. WUHS was awarded the Creative Schools Distinction Award from the Kennedy Center Alliance for our comprehensive arts program in the year 2000-2001. Students frequently place in the Region 5 annual Mathematics Competition (sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America), and Foreign Language students typically earn recognition in national contests.
The WUHS staff includes a Principal, a Dean of Students, two teaching deans, two full time school counselors and one part-time counselor, two school nurses that each work 4 days a week, and 38 full and part-time teachers (some are shared staff with the Middle School). All departments have chairs and are further guided by Program Coordinators.
100 Amsden Way
Woodstock, Vermont 05091
High School: 457- 1317
Middle School: 457- 1330
WUHSMS School Board
The WUHSMS school board is comprised of elected representatives from the towns of Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Pomfret, Reading, and Woodstock.
The WUHSMS School Board Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Rhoda Teagle Library at Woodstock Union High School & Middle School. Board meetings begin at 7:00pm and are open to the public.
Board meeting agendas and minutes, school budget documents, and various annual reports can be found on the WUHS website.