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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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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In Memoriam: Marvin Brown

The Sterling College community mourns the loss of board chair emeritus Marvin Brown, of Craftsbury Common, Vermont, who passed away on October 18, 2019. Marvin was a great friend and…

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Alumni Association Board

Say what? Sterling has an Alumni Association Board? Why yes we do! The purpose of the Sterling College Alumni Association Board (AAB) is to perpetuate fellowship among the alumni and…

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Alumni Spotlight: Kim McIntyre ’04

Name: Kim McIntyre Graduation Year: 2004 Education: BA, Outdoor Education & Leadership.  Additional studies at Vermont Woodworking School. Current Hometown: Bellevue, WA Employment:  Wood Studio Manager at Pratt Fine Arts…

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Upcoming Events

  • Withdrawal Deadline for Long Block 2

    November 13, 2019

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  • Film--Coming Home: From Prison to Communities

    November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    1958 Room

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  • Sterling Alumni

    90%

    meeting career goals

    Sterling provides the education and experience that prepares our graduates to lead productive lives as environmental stewards. Read More

  • Faculty:Student

    6:1

    Ratio

    You will not be a number at Sterling college. Read More

  • Campus Kitchen

    No. 1

    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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Far From Home: Part I

  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…

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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…

View more

In Memoriam: Marvin Brown

The Sterling College community mourns the loss of board chair emeritus Marvin Brown, of Craftsbury Common, Vermont, who passed away on October 18, 2019. Marvin was a great friend and…

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