Summer ends and school begins at Kurn Hattin

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – It was a good summer, filled with children swimming, farming, fishing, camping, enjoying arts

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Summer fun. Photo provided.

and crafts, and trips to local watering holes and museums. Summer comes to a close and then it’s training week for the staff. Training week is the only time when Kurn Hattin has no children on campus. It’s time to get down to business, reconnect, and get ready for school and cottage life. The days are filled with presentations on curriculum updates, emergency drills, and discussion meetings regarding the care of the children.


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Children transition from summer fun activities to the academic environment of the classroom at Kurn Hattin Homes. Photo provided.

“The Kurn Hattin school team is excited to welcome students back,” said School Principal Sergio Simunovic. “The children will see an updated library, experience lots of incredible hands-on learning, be held to the high exceptions we know they can meet, and feel the support of this tremendously dedicated and talented faculty team”.

In addition to their classes, the children will also have the opportunity to participate in the therapeutic horse program, play fall sports such as soccer and cross country, and have access to academic tutoring. It will be the first time for some of the children to experience the beautiful Vermont foliage, and so staff and children alike are looking forward to the start of the school year at Kurn Hattin Homes.

A place of hope since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children provides a safe home and quality education for boys and girls, ages 5-15, whose families are experiencing a time of personal or financial need. Kurn Hattin Homes is almost entirely funded by private donations. For more information, visit


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