About Us

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike.


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Meet our professional staff of diagnosticians and instructors versed in a wide range of disciplines.


Success Stories

Read stories and testimonials about learners of all ages who found academic and social success at the Stern Center.


Courses & Workshops

Join our knowledgeable and experienced staff in learning research-proven strategies in the areas of literacy, social cognition, math, and more.



We partner with districts and individual schools to help build strong systems of support for all learners.



Learn about the positive changes we have seen as a result of integrating our services throughout schools.


Stern Center Special Events

The Stern Center for Language and Learning has a number of signature events that occur annually. All of them, in one way or another, provide an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate learning. We hope you will join us!

If you are interested in attending ,volunteering at, or learning more about any or all of our signature events, please feel free to contact us.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our upcoming events please call 802-878-2332.

“Wow! I attended the first night and decided to go again because it was that good.”


Vermont Comedy Club, Burlington, VT

7:00 PM - Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

8:30 PM - Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

7:00 PM - Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

8:30 PM - Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

For the third year in a row, Steve Waltien, Ben Rameaka, Andrew Knox, and Kate James return to the Queen City to entertain with totally off-the-cuff comedy inspired by audience suggestions to support the Stern Center for Language and Learning. Once again, the Vermont Comedy Club is graciously hosting our “Laughter for Learning” fundraising event and shows will be at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday night.

For those of you who attended last year’s event, we hope you’ll join us once again and bring some extra friends to laugh with you! We are hoping for a large crowd to show some love to these talented performers and, as always, to help support Stern Center instruction for students and best practices for teachers through the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence.

Tickets for the 7:00 p.m. shows are $25 and tickets for the 8:30 p.m. shows are $10. These tickets can be purchased at the Vermont Comedy Club box office or on their website.

We thank the following sponsors:

LORD Corporation Laughter for Learning Sponsor

Citizen Cider Laughter for Learning Sponsor Peds One logo Stern Center sponsor

Cedar Wood Logo Stern Center Sponsor Hark Laughter for Learning Sponsor Minuteman Press Colchester Vermont Stern Center sponsor

Brickliners Stern Center Laughter for Learning Sponsor

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact us by calling 802-878-2332 or email us. 

The Stern Center means a lot to me. It is because of the work they do that I am a reader today. Before going to the Stern Center, I struggled with reading and my mind was focused on the fact that I couldn't do it- that it was impossible. Being tutored at the Stern Center not only improved my reading skills tremendously but it also changed that mindset. With the help of my incredible tutor, I was able to build confidence in my learning.

- Stern Center Alum