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Thomas Fleming School
21 Prospect Street
Essex Junction, Vt. 05452
802 878-1381
802 879-5598  (Fax)

Thomas Fleming School is a special and unique school for many reasons. Fleming School is unique as it is the only Vermont School that is a two year school educating fourth and fifth grade students. Thomas Fleming School is named to honor the much beloved former custodian of the school, Thomas Fleming. Our highly qualified dedicated faculty and staff are invested in continuously improving their professional practice and work in collaborative teams to support all students learning progress and achievement. Quality education is broadly defined and our students are offered diverse creative learning opportunities in a safe, supportive and equitable learning environment.

To learn more about the educational history of Thomas Fleming School, please watch our video: CLICK HERE.


Daniel Ryan Jr., Principal

Daniel Ryan is beginning his fourteenth year as the principal of Thomas Fleming School. He was principal of Rumney Memorial School in Middlesex, Vermont for thirteen years prior to coming to Fleming School. Mr. Ryan was recognized as a “National Distinguished Principal” in 1997. He began his career in education as a teacher at Mater Christi School in Burlington and continued his teaching career at Georgia Elementary and Middle School in Georgia, Vermont. Mr. Ryan has served education as a Burlington School Board member, and is a past President of The Vermont School Board’s Association. He also served as the chairperson of the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators. He is an active member of the Vermont Principal’s Association. Mr. Ryan lives in Burlington with his wife and three sons.

Principal’s Discretionary Fund (PDF)
The Principal’s Discretionary Fund is used as a source of funding for a range of student, family, and school staff needs. This fund comes entirely from donations from members of our school community. It is very much a community supporting community needs fund. The fund has supported students who are hungry, students who are in need of warm clothing, family medical needs, student scholarships to camps or special programs, community celebrations, mindfulness programs, special staff meeting needs, students council spirit events, food, and various identified health, safety, and welfare needs. It is with much gratitude that we receive support for this non school-budgeted fund.