• Rick Marcotte Central School

    200 Market Street

    So.  Burlington, VT  05403



     Mission Statement

    At Rick Marcotte Central School, we believe that "Everybody is Somebody."  We are an elementary school comprised of Kindergarten through fifth grades.  At Rick Marcotte Central School, we are committed to developing the potential of each child to become a lifelong learner and a productive member of the family, local, and global community.


    We believe in nurturing the cooperation of staff, parents, and community to educate the whole child academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.

    Balanced Curriculum
    We believe in reaching for mastery of basic skills and developing strategies for learning and problem-solving with enrichment that encourages creativity, active learning, and risk-taking.  We also believe in fostering the enjoyment of learning where children construct their own knowledge through curiosity and discovery.

    Positive Self-Esteem
    We believe in enhancing self-esteem by celebrating the uniqueness of each child, assuring trust and respect, setting clear goals, high expectations and empowering each child to make the most of individual decisions.

    Child-Centered Climate
    We believe in sustaining a warm atmosphere that provides stability, enabling children to embrace change and diversity.