Traditionally dominated by agriculture, the state’s economy today rests on industry and services, namely tourism.
Mineral resources are limited (asbestos, talc, marble and careers) and most ore deposits (copper, tin and gold) are now depleted. Main agricultural resources come from breeding (cattle and poultry), forage plants, arboriculture (apples) and crops under greenhouses. Forest exploitation is important.
The main industrial sectors are electronics, industrial mechanics, wood-based industries (paper, construction wood, furniture industry), agri-food (dairy products and maple syrup), precision mechanics and equipment transport (airspace). Urbanization is very weak. Vermont has only four cities with over 10,000 inhabitants. Tourism is very active around Lake Champlain and over the Green Mountains. Ski resorts were arranged there. The main historic site is the Bennington Battle Monument, which commemorates the American victory over the British over Bennington in 1777.
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Major Cities in Vermont
Montpelier, city and capital of the state of Vermont in the United States. It has about 8000 residents. The town was founded in 1791, and today it is an administration center, a center for insurance companies and a tourist town. Montpelier also has a university.
St. Johnsbury Academy – St. Johnsbury
The St. Johnsbury Academy Private School, founded in 1842, is one of the oldest and most successful private schools in America. The very broad curriculum, which should appeal to as many students as possible, is unique to the school when it is founded. Even today it is part of the school’s philosophy to promote the different abilities and talents of the students to the best of their ability. In the main subjects, the young people can choose between four different levels of difficulty. The extremely intensive supervision by the teachers and staff of the school enables the students to be successful according to their abilities and to achieve ever higher goals. At the highest level, the AP (advances placement), you can already earn credits for college.
The focus is on the joy of learning and the maximum of individual possibilities. The guiding principle was and is to educate the students to personalities who become aware of their responsibilities, their rights and duties within the community and act accordingly. Students can choose between 220 different courses, 40 sports teams and 60 different clubs.
St. Johnsbury is located in Caledonia County in the federal state of Vermont, which is one of the New England States. New England is not only the first populated, so the oldest part of America, but also the home of the famous “Indian Summer”, which is world famous for its autumn colors. The small town is 40 miles from the Canadian border and has about 7,000 inhabitants . Shops, cinema and restaurants are within walking distance. The “National Geographic Adventure” magazine awarded St. Johnsbury the title “Best Small Town” in 2006.
St. Johnsbury offers the possibilities of a large school with personal support at a small and personal boarding school. Students from across the country and around the world come together to form a global community. The young people live in 8 pretty houses together with the boarding parents. Employees organize trips to local ski areas or the cities of Boston and Montreal in Canada on weekends. The boarding school is closed during the holiday season, but the school can help to find host families during this time. Trips are also offered, but are subject to a charge.
Private Schools in Vermont by County
- Vermont Addison County Private Schools
- Vermont Bennington County Private Schools
- Vermont Caledonia County Private Schools
- Vermont Chittenden County Private Schools
- Vermont Franklin County Private Schools
- Vermont Grafton County Private Schools
- Vermont Lamoille County Private Schools
- Vermont Orange County Private Schools
- Vermont Orleans County Private Schools
- Vermont Rutland County Private Schools
- Vermont Washington County Private Schools
- Vermont Windham County Private Schools
- Vermont Windsor County Private Schools