We believe every child deserves a chance at a bright future.
Founded in 1894, Kurn Hattin is a charitable residential home and school for children ages 5-15 whose families are experiencing a period of need or instability. While children come to Kurn Hattin for many different reasons, our goal is to provide every child a safe, caring place where they can learn, play, grow, and experience the joy of childhood.
Open year-round, our beautiful 280-acre campus in the Southern Vermont countryside offers plenty of fresh air and space for children to play outdoors and enjoy a range of activities from sports, to horseback riding, to swimming, hiking, and more.
Children also learn responsibility and cooperation helping to grow vegetables and caring for the animals on the Kurn Hattin farm.
Kurn Hattin’s state approved K-8 school features small class sizes and highly trained teachers, ensuring that every student gets the individualized attention he or she needs to make progress and build confidence.
Classes feature an active hands-on approach, while focusing on the academic skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive world. All students participate in Kurn Hattin’s award-winning music program, and there is a wide variety of extra-curricular activities for children to explore. In addition, social skills are an important focus of the curriculum and help students learn to manage their emotions and build and maintain healthy relationships.
Our primary aim is to prepare children to rejoin their families and set them on a path for a successful, fulfilling future.
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