Island Pond Health & Dental Center
Island Pond Health & Dental Center, a division of Northern Counties Health Care, provides comprehensive health care services to our friends and neighbors in the Northeast Kingdom and we welcome the opportunity to be YOUR Medical Home!
REGIONAL AND STATEWIDE RESOURCES TO LOCATE AND ACCESS EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE FACILITIES AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Bright Futures Information System – Provides a database of child-care providers throughout Vermont, both licensed centers and registered homes, searchable by town. This site also contains information on becoming a child-care provider. For information, contact: www.brightfutures.dcf.state.vt.us.
Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) – If you are the parent of a child age 6 or younger and you have questions or concerns about a suspected developmental delay or condition, CIS can help develop an action plan for your child and family, provide resources and services or make referrals and help you through any transitions to other community services. CIS also assists pregnant and postpartum women with questions or concerns about a condition or risk situation that impacts the mother’s or the baby’s health or safety and families that have questions or concerns about providing a stable, healthy environment for their children. https://dcf.vermont.gov/services/cis.
Kingdom Childcare Connection – Child-care support services to support and assist families with their child-care needs in a variety of methods – child-care subsidy eligibility, child-care referral services, community outreach and the child-care resource development program. Umbrella is the regional child-care resource and referral agency. A book-lending library for parents and providers is also available. For information, contact: 802-748-1992 or www.umbrellanek.org/kingdom-child-care-connection.
NEKCA – Among the many community services Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) offers, they have two Parent Child Centers: North, located in Newport; and South, located in St. Johnsbury. www.nekcavt.org.
NEKCA Parent Child Center – NEKCA operates 2 Parent Child Centers (or PCC’s) in the Northeast Kingdom. One is located in St. Johnsbury and the other is in Newport, but both reach out with services across our region to support families. Our Parent Child Centers are part of a statewide network of support that offers families 8 Core Services which are listed below. The goal of our Parent Child Centers is to be here for all families with education, support, or concrete items where it is needed. https://nekcavt.org/msm_mega_menu/parent-child-centers/.
Vermont Department of Education – The Dept. of Education, individually and in collaboration with a number of other organizations, supports early education initiatives in many ways. Vermont school districts have the option of providing publicly funded prekindergarten (preK) education for 3- to 5-year-olds by establishing partnerships with qualified early care and education programs, by operating a preK program directly or by doing both. In addition to publicly funded prekindergarten education, there are an assortment of other programs including Early Education Initiative, Essential Early Education, Even Start Family Literacy and Title I Preschool/Migrant Preschool Services. For more information on these programs and other statewide resources, contact: 802-479-1030 or click here.
Elementary & Secondary Education
PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS:
Our public school systems include complete facilities from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade, Head Start and summer school programs. Two of our local high schools, St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon Institute, are operated semi-public/private, meaning they are private secondary schools with tuition provided by the town to its residents. Students come from all over for these co-educational schools, grades 9-12.
Blue Mountain Union School District – Offers grades PreK-12, with Blue Mountain Union High School in Wells River serving grades 9-12. 2420 Route 302, Wells River, VT 05081. For information, contact: 802-757-2711 or www.bmuschool.org.
Caledonia Central Supervisory Union – Offers grades Pre-K-12th grade, with Danville High School serving grades 9-12, including the Northeast Kingdom towns of Barnet, Danville, Peacham, Walden, Waterford schools. 10 Route 2, West Danville, Vermont, P.O. Box 216, Danville, VT 05828. For information, contact: 802-684-3801 or www.ccsuonline.org.
Kingdom East School District – Offers grades Pre-K-8th grade. (Lyndon Institute is primarily chosen for high school tuition.) Includes Burke Town, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon Town, Newark School, Miller's Run and Sutton Village schools. 64 Campus Lane, P.O. Box 129, Lyndon Center, Vermont, 05850. For information, contact: 802-626-6100 or https://kingdomeast.org/.
Essex North Supervisory Union – Offers grades Pre-K-12th grade, with Canaan Schools serving grades 9-12, includes Bloomfield, Brunswick, Canaan, Lemington and Norton schools. 318 Christian Hill, P.O. Box 100, Canaan, VT 05903. For information, contact: 802-266-3330 or www.ensuvt.org.
Orleans Central Supervisory Union – Offers grades Pre-K-12th grade, with Lake Region Union High School in Orleans serving grades 9-12, includes Albany Community, Barton Academy and Graded School, Brownington Central, Glover Community, Irasburg Village, Lake Region Union High and Orleans Elementary schools. 130 Kinsey Road, Barton, VT 05822. For information, contact: 802-525-1204 or www.ocsu.org.
Orleans-Essex North Supervisory Union – Offers grades Pre-K-12th grade, with North Country Union High School in Newport serving grades 9-12, includes Brighton Elementary, Charleston Elementary, Coventry Village, Derby Elementary, Holland Elementary, Jay Westfield Joint Elementary, Lowell Graded, Newport City Elementary, Newport Town, North Country Career Center, North Country Union High and Junior High, and Troy schools. 121 Dutchess Ave.-Ste. A, Newport, VT 05855. For information, contact: 802-334-5847 or https://www.ncsuvt.org/ncsu-home.
Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union – Offers grades Pre-K-12th grade, with Hazen Union High School in Hardwick and Craftsbury Academy serving grades 9-12, includes Craftsbury, Hardwick, Hazen Union, Lakeview Elementary, Wolcott Elementary and Woodbury Elementary schools. P.O. Box 338, 156 Daniels Road, Hardwick, VT 05843. For information, contact: 802-472-6531 or www.ossu.org.
St. Johnsbury School District – Offers grades Pre-K-8th grade. (St. Johnsbury Academy is primarily chosen for high school tuition.) 257 Western Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. For information, contact: 802-748-8912 or www.stjsd.org.
This list only includes NEK Chamber members. Please see https://education.vermont.gov/sites/aoe/files/documents/Independent%20School%20Directory%20July%202023.pdf for a listing of any other schools.)
Good Shepherd Catholic School – A Diocesan, Catholic School, grades PreK-8, using a standards-based curriculum with daily instruction in religion and weekly instruction in French, Physical Education, Art, Music and Library. Christian values are the basis for character education throughout the school day. 121 Maple St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. For information, contact: 802-751-8223 or www.goodshepherdschoolvt.org.
Lyndon Institute – An independent, co-educational day and boarding school, enrolling students in grades 9-12, with courses in college preparatory, business and technical education, as well as a strong arts program. LI offers over 130 courses at four levels, Division II athletics and 20 extracurricular organizations, providing opportunities in the arts, scholastics and leadership. 168 Institute Circle, P.O. Box 127, Lyndon Center, VT 05850. For information, contact: 802-535-3636 or www.lyndoninstitute.org.
The Riverside School – A premier day school for grades Pre-K-8th grade. Riverside challenges students to meet their highest potential and invite them to make choices about their course of study and independent learning. Riverside helps students to find delight in the blend of arts, academic, physical and social activities. 30 Lily Pond Rd., Lyndonville, VT 05851. For information, contact: 802-626-8552 or www.theriversideschool.org.
St. Johnsbury Academy – A comprehensive independent secondary school serving a wide range of students, grades 9-12. The Academy serves as the area technical school. Since the Academy serves both as a day and boarding school, it provides its students with culturally rich experience academically, culturally and athletically. During the summer, the AP Institute brings in around 500 students from around the country. 1000 Main St., P.O. Box 906, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. For information, contact: 802-748-8171 or www.stjacademy.org.
Thaddeus Stevens School – For grades PreK-8, their approach to education embraces three important elements: a curriculum rich with diverse approaches for intellectual growth and achievement, an atmosphere that values children and encourages civic development and a safe environment for fostering emotional health. 638 Vt. Rte 114, P.O. Box 152, East Burke VT 05832. For information, contact: 802-626-0370 or https://www.thaddeusstevensschool.org/.
United Christian Academy – An interdenominational Christian Day & Boarding School for grades K-12, located in Newport, serving children from the Northeast Kingdom and throughout the world. Built on the classical educational model. 65 School St., Newport, VT 05855. For information, contact: 802-334-3112 or www.ucaeducation.org.
The Northeast Kingdom has many local colleges and other programs for furthering higher education and training. Our private and state colleges offer diversified educational and degree programs.
Vermont Adult Technical Education – Comprised of St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon Institute, www.vtate.org, provides a central location for all information relating to adult technical education in the region, offering on-site and on-line classes along with off-site classes. For information, contact: Academy at 802-748-7738 or www.ed2go.com/stjacademy or Institute at 802-535-3695 or www.ed2go.com/li.
Community College of Vermont (CCV) – An accessible, affordable and student-centered college, serving 9,000 students each year. A Vermont State College, CCV offers associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a wide selection of day, evening and online courses. Students may enroll part or full time in December, March and July for the upcoming semester. Financial Aid is available. On-line and state-wide locations including Newport and St. Johnsbury. 100 Main St.-Ste.150, Newport, VT 05855. 1197 Main St.-Ste. 3, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. For information, contact: 802-334-3387 (Newport), 802-748-6673 (St. Johnsbury) or www.ccv.edu.
Vermont State University-Lyndon Campus (VSU) – A comprehensive, four-year college whose mission is to prepare every student for personal and professional success through experience-based, high-quality programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Lyndon serves a wide range of students and is home to nationally competitive professional programs, including Atmospheric Sciences, Mountain Recreational Management, Exercise Science and Television Studies. 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. For information, contact: 802-626-6200 or VSU-Lyndon.
Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, Inc. – Provides an array of educational programs to the general public, both young and old, with learning centers in Canaan, Hardwick, Island Pond, Newport and St. Johnsbury. 55 Seymour Lane, Ste. 11, Newport, VT 05855. For information, contact: 802-334-6532 or neklsvt.org.