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History of Ethan Allen

The Man Behind the Name

Ethan Allen was born on January 21, 1738, in Litchfield, Connecticut.  Litchfield, Connecticut was only considered a colony. Ethan Allen grew up on the frontier and learned about farming.  He was given an education growing up with some philosophical studies.  As he became a young man he showed great potential in becoming a strong leader.  Allen became a strong political leader and helped form the state of Vermont.  He also helped form and lead the Green Mountain Boys.  This group of soldiers came to the aid of the colonists during the American Revolutionary War.  The Green Mountain Boys under the command of Ethan Allen helped seize Fort Ticonderoga.  However, later on, The Green Mountain Boys were captured by the British and held prisoners on the HMS Gaspee.  Commander Allen was released in a prisoner exchange in 1778.  Upon returning from capture, Ethan Allen continued to work and fight for the colonies and freedom.  He became a continental soldier until the end of the Revolutionary War.  After the war, Ethan Allen wrote and published a book about his experiences during the war and his imprisonment.  He also helped in producing and writing philosophical treatises and documents relating to the politics of Vermont’s formation.  Besides having a political career, Allen had successful farming operations, early iron work in Connecticut, and land speculations in Vermont.  On February 11, 1789, at the age of fifty-one, Ethan Allen passed away in Burlington, Vermont.  His grave is located at Greenmount Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont.

Ethan Allen the Building

Ethan Allen Elementary School broke ground in the year 1929 and was completed in 1930.  It was designed by Irewn T. Charine using an Art Deco Style.  Ethan Allen Elementary School was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places in the year 1988.  It fits the criteria of having the “distinctive characteristics of the building by architecture and construction including having great artistic value or being a work of a master”.

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The Doors of Ethan Allen School

National Parks Service Gallery

Ethen Allan School is a multicultural, welcoming community of learners that engages academically talented students in grades 5-12 in advanced intellectual study.
When students have completed the Masterman educational program with the services and activities provided by this institution and its community we expect students to be able to:
Communicate knowledge through speaking and writing.
Understand different cultures and perspectives.
Be respectful members of a community demonstrating integrity and personal responsibility.
Utilize good study habits and research skills
Succeed in the advanced academic curriculum.
Be knowledgeable of a foreign language.
Have an appreciation for literature and the arts.
Understand and apply mathematical concepts to solve problems in daily living .
Understand scientific applications in the context of the environment.
Apply historical knowledge to contemporary events.
Be technologically literate.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Be lifelong, self-directed learners.
Become active citizens in a participatory democracy.