Settled in 1781, Barre is known as the "Granite Capitol of the World" and it is one of only a handful of Vermont communities with a diverse population, in part because of the many artists and craftsmen who immigrated across Europe to cut, carve, and sculpt the famous, Barre gray.
Established in 1890, we are known as one of the oldest and longest-operating high schools in Vermont, and the longest continuously named school in Vermont. Through the years, our enrollment has fluctuated, but our current enrollment is around 650 students.
We provide educational opportunities and services to our students by offering a variety of traditional and online courses, along with over 11 Advanced Placement courses onsite in the areas of Math, Science, History & English and additional options online. We continue to expand our offerings and include a variety of learning experiences through flexible pathways and work-based learning.
Our student body comes from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds who have access to a variety of outstanding academic and career oriented courses. Thus, we strongly recommend our students take advantage of the many academic opportunities designed to enrich their educational experience and help them be more college/career ready.
Student participation is valued at Spaulding High School and is an integral part in making school performances, art shows, athletic competitions, and community service events successful. We have several extracurricular organizations that promote community service, civic engagement, and the performing & fine arts that are combined with 21 JV and Varsity sports programs.
We are also incredibly proud to be one of the three schools in Vermont that offers JROTC on campus.
In turn, the spirit of Tide Pride is always present whether it be in a classroom, during an athletic competition, school function or among the alumni who continue to invest in our school.
From sideline cheers at competitions and school performances, our community continues to foster an affection that is echoed through the halls every Friday Morning with the song, "Glory to Spaulding."