Lyndon Institute

P.O. Box 127, 168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT 05850
Tel: (802)626-3636
Grades: 9-12 | 594 students
Founded in 1867, Lyndon Institute is dedicated to providing an educational experience for our students that leads to a lifetime of learning and good citizenship. We are a private, independent, and comprehensive high school for grades 9-12 offering a 150-course curriculum specializing in core and honors academics, fine and performing arts, and career sciences.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1867

Student Body

Total Students 594 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade Lyndon Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Studio Art: Design/Drawing, AP United States History,

School Notes

  • Year Founded: 1867 
  • Number of Faculty: 62 
  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 10:1 
  • Motto: Per Aspera Ad Astra "Through Hard Work You Reach The Stars" 
  • College Placement: Our students are being accepted at America`s "Top 100" colleges and universities ranging from the Ivy League to excellent liberal-arts colleges to national research universities. 
  • Number of Courses and AP Courses: 150 Courses and 17 AP Courses 
  • January Term: Between the first and second semesters, for the first three weeks following the holiday vacation, students participate in an interim term to immerse themselves in either an intensive study of subjects of their choosing or an internship. 
  • Athletic & Extracurricular Programs: There are nearly 70 interscholastic athletic teams, extracurricular clubs, programs and activities available at Lyndon Institute. Athletic teams have worked hard to win over 25 State Championships since 2000. 
  • Visual and Performing Arts Courses: There are over 20 visual and performance arts courses offered at Lyndon Institute. These include Chorus, Band, Jazz Band, World Music, AP Music Theory, Acting, Theater Company, Dance Company, Digital Photography, Studio Art, Drawing, Graphic Arts, Painting, and Printmaking, among others.
  • World Languages: Lyndon Institute offers a multi-level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program and instruction in Spanish, Latin, Greek, French, Chinese and Russian. 
  • Our Community: Lyndon Institute prides itself on being a positive presence and contributing member of the community. Our students participate in a number of community service projects. Several on-campus amenities are available to the public: the Bob Heath Track (for fitness walking and running); the Simpson Nature Trails (hikes and picnics); the athletic fields (for youth programs); and other facilities host performances and continuing education programs. The United Health Foundation has rated Vermont among the top healthiest states in the United States for over ten consecutive years. Vermont has also long been listed as one of the safest states in the nation. 
  • Nearby Recreation: Lyndon Institute is located 10 minutes from Burke Mountain, an international Alpine ski resort and Kingdom Trails, an extensive trail network for nonmotorized, multi-use recreation activity such as mountain biking (year-round), hiking, Nordic skiing and more.
  • * Advanced Placement is a registered trademark of the College Board. Used with permission.
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