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SINCE 1894

Since 1894, Kurn Hattin has helped thousands of children and their families by offering a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment.


At Kurn Hattin, learning means doing. This Vermont State Approved Independent Elementary and Middle School academic program helps children gain valuable life skills through connecting and applying what they learn to the outside world. Classrooms are equipped with computers and state-of-the-art educational technology to maximize and support learning. A working farm, apple orchard and maple sugar grove provide opportunities to develop analytical skills through hands-on experience in the farm science program, and the life skills program also offers practical training in skills such as small tool and machine repair. In addition, Kurn Hattin offers an outstanding range of extra-curricular programs where students can explore personal interests and develop useful life skills in a hands-on environment.

What makes Kurn Hattin’s academic program different?

Multi-aged Ability Grouping

Students are grouped by academic ability rather than by grade. This allows each child to feel both challenged and successful while working at their own pace.

Small Class Size

An average teacher to student ratio of 1:11 allows teachers to provide individualized support in order to meet each student’s needs.

Social Skills Curriculum

Integrated throughout all programs at Kurn Hattin, this program focuses on developing essential skills for successful interaction with others, such as making friends, dealing with transitions, respecting others and working out problems by talking rather than fighting.