We are independent | therapeutic | democratic | progressive

LiHigh School is an approved independent school where students work on their skills and the things they love with people who support them every step of the way.

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Where We Are

Located in Poultney, Vermont

Most of our students come from towns in Rutland & Bennington Counties, but we welcome students from anywhere in Vermont.

Who We Are

About Us

Our History

Founded in 2006, LiHigh School has grown from a small handful of students with just a few staff to a full-fledged democratically run institution with almost thirty students, more than a dozen staff, four distinct programs, and a student-driven cafe. We also grew to occupy three different buildings in Poultney and a seven-acre wooded campus with a private pond in Wells. If that’s what we did in our first ten years, we can’t wait to see what the next decade will bring!

Our Vision

School ought to be a a place where curious and passionate individuals feel free to explore their interests and passions with the support of compassionate individuals who can help them develop their skills and understanding in a real and meaningful way. It doesn’t matter if the student is gifted and talented or struggling with a learning or behavioral disorder — every student ought to be inspired and empowered by their day.

Our Team

The staff of LiHigh School is comprised of professionals from all walks of life. Nearly 50% of our staff members have a Master’s degree. Several are licensed teachers. We have dancers, writers, filmmakers, hikers, farmers, counselors, runners, builders, fathers, mothers, artists, musicians, and so much more. But all of them, regardless of background or experience, come to school everyday ready to share their passion for learning.

What We've Done

Student Projects

Our students have completed a number of incredible projects. Here is some insight into just a few of them.

Poultney Mural
capstone projects
Localmotive Cafe
culinary projects
Thoreau’s Cabin
building projects
Some Numbers To Know
Number of Students
Number of Staff
100 %
College Acceptance
Ongoing Courses

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What We've Been Talking About

Latest News

Snow Days

With today being our first snow day of the year, we thought we’d explain the ways we make the decision and clarify how we attempt to notify families, students, and …

Working with Salem Art Works

For the past year, thanks to a partnership established by our staff member, Annie Daley, our students have been able to work the professional artists at Salem Art Works (SAW) in …