Upon the arrival of the first Europeans, the Iroquois Indians who lived in the current state of New York and the Algonquins of News-England were fighting for the possession of the region that was explored, for the first time, by the French Samuel de Champlain, in 1609.
The French settled in the north of the region, around Lake Champlain. In 1666, they built the fort Sainte-Anne, on the island La Motte of Lake Champlain. The British settled in the South. The first English colony was Fort Dummer, or Brattleboro (1724). Two British colonies, New Hampshire and New York, said the Vermont court. Its rivalry intensified after the elimination of the French (Treaty of Paris, 1763). Colonization was accelerated with the influx of settlers from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In 1770, the colony of New York began to carry out expulsion procedures against the concessions granted by the colony of New Hampshire. A Connecticut settler, Ethan Allen, and his five brothers were opposed to these expulsion measures. In the face of the failure of legal actions, the struggle for independence began in 1775. Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, supported by Benedict Arnold, took extremely Ticonderoga and cleared the entire Lake Champlain region of the English army. Two years later, the Vermont inhabitants led by Seth Warner faced the British victoriously (battles of Hubbardton and Bennington, 1777).
An independent worker from 1777 to 1791, Vermont became part of the Union on March 4, 1791, as the fourteenth American state. Vermont experienced a strong demographic growth between the years 1790 and 1820. Then, the scarcity of the land due to the extension of the pastures and the lack of jobs in the industry pushed a great number of inhabitants to be exiled to the most fertile lands of the west of the State of New York, the Ohio Valley and the transmississippienne region. The economy focused on agriculture until the end of the nineteenth century. Industrialization and tourism developed during the 20th and 20th centuries. However, for more than two hundred years, Vermont has voluntarily remained relatives of its rural roots.
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Burr and Burton Academy – Manchester
The Burr and Burton Academy, founded in 1829, is a private school with around 700 students. A varied academic offer of compulsory and optional subjects is intended to promote the academic and personal development of the students. The Burr and Burton has welcomed international students to their school for many years. In recent years, the school has welcomed guest students from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Poland, Finland, Spain, Russia, Japan, China, Korea, Bolivia, Mexico, Thailand, Taiwan and Colombia. Again and again, great importance is attached to the integration of the pupils into the school community and the well-being of each individual. Students are given the opportunity to live with host familiesor live in a boarding room on the school campus.
The campus is in Vermont, one of the most beautiful New England states
on the American east coast. The beautiful city of Manchester with 4,000 inhabitants is located at the foot of Equinox Mountain and is therefore a popular ski and snowboard area in the USA in winter . The city of Boston is just three hours’ drive from the campus and is definitely worth a trip with its extensive cultural and leisure facilities.
The school has built an interesting partnership with the largest American news channel CNN and is also in constant contact with its editorial staff through its in-house television studio. Students gain hands-on experience in production, journalism, writing and design by producing their own news broadcast on TV and the Internet. But not only the state-of-the-art television studio, but also the digital audio studio is a special highlight at the Burr and Burton Academy and enables students to broadcast radio programs directly and without delay.
International students also have the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard or to further perfect their skills. The program includes rental of ski equipment for one season and a ski pass for one of the local mountains. Every Friday afternoon in winter, students go skiing and snowboarding to Bromley Mountain for half a day.
Every year the school also offers trips to Washington, Boston or New York. The offer also changes depending on the interests and requests of the students.
Lyndon Institute – Lyndon Center
Founded in 1867, the Lyndon Institute is an independent traditional school and has a very good academic reputation in the fields of art, science, technology and sports. The private school stands for a balanced mix of academic and practical learning. The 660 students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to choose from a variety of extracurricular activities . The campus itself consists of many different buildings with laboratory and lecture rooms. Music and theater hall, a library, a media center, an auditorium with 650 seats, a dining room and many different sports facilities.
At the Lyndon Institute, young people from all over the world find a healthy mix of a sheltered atmosphere, high academic standards, and a beautiful facility in a wonderful setting. Mostly 6 students live with their boarding school parents and their pets. you will be
looked after by them. Together with the young people, the parents form a community and are at their side for all questions, homework, and choice of courses. The students usually live in cozy 1 or 2 bed rooms. Internet connections, computers, a library and common rooms are available to young people.
Various activities and excursions are offered on the weekends , for example shopping tours to Boston, Burlington or New Hampshire are on the schedule. But the sporty ones are not neglected either: skiing, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, snowshoeing are available here. Visits to concerts, museums and amusement parks are also offered. Every year at Halloween time there is a party, pumpkins are carved, the corn maze is visited and celebrated together. Every student quickly feels at home here, away from home, thanks to the staff and teachers of the Lyndon Institute.
University of Vermont at Burlington
The UVM (University of Vermont and the State Agricultural College) is a state university headquartered in Burlington. It was founded in 1791 and has been the largest university in the state since 1862. It has an excellent reputation in agriculture, biology and environmental sciences and is popularly referred to as the Public Ivy (allusion to the 8 Ivy League schools in the USA, which have a very special reputation). The acronym UVM comes from its Latin name Universitas Viridis Mondis, which means University of the Green Mountains. Around 12,000 students are enrolled on the approximately 1.85 km² campus in Burlington; most of them study in the following faculties:
• College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
• College of Life and Sciences
• College of Education and Social Sciences
• College of Business Administration
• College of Medicine
• College of Engineering and Mathematics
• College of Nursing and Health Sciences
• College of Education and Social Sciences
• College of Environment and Natural Resources
The UVM is also known for sports to promote for women. It has more than 20 professional sports teams, which have been particularly successful in hockey and ski racing. UVM athletes are also called the Vermont Catamounts.
Public Schools in Vermont by County
- Vermont Addison County Public Schools
- Vermont Bennington County Public Schools
- Vermont Caledonia County Public Schools
- Vermont Chittenden County Public Schools
- Vermont Essex County Public Schools
- Vermont Franklin County Public Schools
- Vermont Grafton County Public Schools
- Vermont Grand Isle County Public Schools
- Vermont Lamoille County Public Schools
- Vermont Orange County Public Schools
- Vermont Orleans County Public Schools
- Vermont Rutland County Public Schools
- Vermont Washington County Public Schools
- Vermont Windham County Public Schools
- Vermont Windsor County Public Schools