The School of the New American Farmstead

Short Courses that Last a Lifetime

Whether you are interested in fermentation, mushroom cultivation, entrepreneurship, biointegrated farm design, cheesemaking, craft beverages, or traditional crafts for a regenerative future, the School of the New American Farmstead offers unparalleled experiential education opportunities set in the natural beauty of the Northeast Kingdom— a destination for families and individuals in search of a region that specializes in food, farming, and fitness.

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In a world where colleges, like big box stores, look increasingly alike, Sterling is unlike any other school in the nation. Which is why you need to visit.  Breathe the fresh, mountain air on our rural Vermont campus. Watch our draft horses at work and tour our woodlands, greenhouses, classrooms, and studios. Relish a farm-to-table lunch with Sterling faculty and students.

See for yourself that it’s possible to learn in a place where you can live your values. Schedule a visit now. (And wear your work boots.)

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Alumni Spotlight: Ezra Fradkin ’15

Name: Ezra Fradkin Graduation Year:  2015 Education: Self-Design Major, BA Civic & Community Agriculture  Current Hometown: Keene, New Hampshire Employment: Program Director at Kroka Expeditions Other Interests: performing in local community…

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Student Profile: Varshaa Balajee ’22

VARSHAA BALAJEE ‘22 ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES/VISUAL ARTS CONCENTRATION/EDUCATION STUDIES MINOR  Santa Clara, CA & Chennai, India | born & raised   Varshaa Balajee ‘22 is a multilingual visual artist who is…

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Maxine Kelly Appointed as Dean of Finance & Operations at Sterling College

Sterling College is pleased to announce that Maxine Kelly, of Waterville, has accepted the role of Dean of Finance & Operations. Kelly comes to Sterling from Vermont Studio Center, where…

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Film & Discussion: “Coming Home” on November 13

Join the students of Sterling College’s Education and Culture class on November 13 in the viewing of “COMING HOME: From Prisons to Communities,” a documentary film focused on five people…

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Upcoming Events

  • Senior Year Research Project Photo Presentation

    December 2, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Film: American Son

    December 2, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
    Cedar Cottage

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  • Public Talk: Understanding Biodiversity on a Changing Planet Through Ants

    December 3, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
    1958 Room

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  • Fall Art Show

    December 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Brown Library, N Craftsbury Rd, Craftsbury, VT 05826, USA

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  • Drag Makeup Tutorial

    December 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    CRC

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  • Nikki Champagne and Emoji Nightmare Show

    December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Drag Makeup Tutorial and Show

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  • Faculty:Student

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  • Campus Kitchen

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    in the Nation

    Nationwide initiative named Sterling College as having the nation’s top local, sustainable, humane, and fair-trade collegiate food system. Read More

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Alumni Spotlight: Ezra Fradkin ’15

Name: Ezra Fradkin Graduation Year:  2015 Education: Self-Design Major, BA Civic & Community Agriculture  Current Hometown: Keene, New Hampshire Employment: Program Director at Kroka Expeditions Other Interests: performing in local community…

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Far From Home: Part II

Introduction: My name is Anushka Saraswat. Originally from India, but having lived in Cameroon and Senegal, Sterling College here in the United States is my fourth destination, but not the…

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Student Profile: Varshaa Balajee ’22

VARSHAA BALAJEE ‘22 ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES/VISUAL ARTS CONCENTRATION/EDUCATION STUDIES MINOR  Santa Clara, CA & Chennai, India | born & raised   Varshaa Balajee ‘22 is a multilingual visual artist who is…

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