Welcome to Essex Middle School!

  • EMS Eagle Our Mission: Building a community where learning is valued and individuals are respected.

    EMS Vision: All members of the EMS community are committed to learning and are intellectually curious. Each individual feels a sense of belonging and connection with the school community.

About Us

  • 60 Founders Road
    Essex Junction, Vt. 05452
    (802) 879-7173 
    (802) 879-1363

    School Day Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    Wednesday Early Release at 2:15 p.m.

    EMS Core Values:

    • Respect
    • Honesty
    • Compassion
    • Excellence
    • Life Long Learning
    • Community  

    Please visit our About Us > Student Expectations section for more on how enact these values in our school.

    Read on below to learn about our student-crafted annual Social Contract.


Principal Kevin Briggs

  • Kevin Briggs Principal at EMS


EMS Social Contract

  • Our contract is derived from a point student-led process to define the basic social guidelines which with we will treat one another in the EMS community.

    Students, through morning meeting discussion, created this contract, gaining consensus through collaboration. It becomes the anchor for student interaction throughout the year.

    Contract for 2021-2022

    Each individual feels a sense of belonging and connection with the school community.

About Essex Middle School

  • EMS Eagle Essex Middle School is home to around 430 students grades 6th-8th. 

    We are comprised of two grade level teams per grade.  Each team has a Content teacher of Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. Each team also has its own Special Educator and Instructional Assistant to support all learners.  Teams meets daily to discuss students, planning and collaborating for between 45 - 90 minutes.  The average number of students in each homeroom is between 22-25 students.

    Every staff member has been trained and are committed to following the principles oulined in Developmental Design.