The well-being of humanity depends upon small, interconnected communities committed to stewardship of our air, food, soil, and water, and the promotion of conscientious and sustainable practices in energy use. Sterling College is such a community. It remains a laboratory and incubator for a revolution in our evolving relationships within the natural world.
Sterling College is a small but mighty example of an institution committed to the betterment of humanity. Our curriculum is focused on environmental studies, and combines traditional academics with practical work and hands-on experience. The Sterling community is tight-knit and supportive, as students and faculty work together to practice grassroots sustainability and local self-reliance.
The Sterling curriculum weaves together distinct areas of study including Conservation Ecology, Natural History, Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Humanities, and Outdoor Education. We empower students to design learning objectives and work one-on-one with faculty exploring electives, independent studies, and capstone research projects. Whether in the classroom, on our Craftsbury Common campus, or far afield, Sterling’s academic program is grounded in the experiential study of the environment and guided by our commitment to the issues and practice of sustainability.
Will you join us?
The Office of Admission and Financial Aid welcomes your inquiries. Please take a moment to introduce yourself, and if you can, we encourage you to come to Craftsbury Common, Vermont, and experience Sterling College for yourself.