St. Johnsbury Academy

1000 Main Street,
Saint Johnsbury, VT, 05819-0581
Tel: (802)748-8171
Grades: 9 - 12 | 930 students
St. Johnsbury Academy is a diverse, comprehensive, and independent educational community grounded by our traditions, our deep optimism regarding young people, and our commitment to academic excellence.
Our aim is to teach good character by modeling and fostering compassion, respect, responsibility, and integrity; to foster a love for learning by challenging individuals to pursue knowledge, creativity, and intellectual self-reliance; and to encourage each individual to understand his or her relationships, rights, and responsibilities within a community that is itself part of the larger world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, NVLD
Year Founded 1842

Student Body

Total Students 930 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 3%
State avg.: 7%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 68%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A: JAVA, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Japanese Language and Culture, Music Theory, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art: Drawing, United States Government and Politics, United States History  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(no jeans, ties for boys, dress shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $49,300
Tuition Notes Additional fee for ESL and Guided Studies
Admissions Director Mary Ann Gessner
Admissions Associate Nicole Biggie


Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Alpine SkiingBaseballBasketballCheeringCross Country
Field HockeyFootballGolfGymnasticsIce Hockey
LacrosseNordic SkiingSoccerSoftballTennis
Track and FieldUltimate FrisbeeWinter TrackWrestling
Alpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GymnasticsIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 49 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. "The Student" Newspaper, Academy Band, Academy Chorus, Academy Theatre, Animae Club, Badminton Club, Bowling Club, CSRC - Community Service Resource Center, Car Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Community of Concern, Creative Writing Club, Dance Club, Dorm Council, Dynamic Youth Mentors, Entrepreneurship Club, Environmental Club, Fashion Club, French Club, Gay Straight Union, Golf Club, Highland Bagpipe Club, Hilltopper Literary Society, Hip Hop Club, Intaglio Society, International Film Club, Japan Club, Knitting Club, Math Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Photographic Society, Real Time Strategy, Recycling Club, Robotics Club, Scholars Bowl, Spanish Club, String Ensemble, Student Art League, Student Government, Tennis Club, The Lamp (Yearbook), Unicycle Club, VTLSP - Vermont Teen Leadership Program, Writers Block Club, Yoga Club, Youth Health Service Corp Academy Band, Academy Chorus, Animae Club, Badminton Club, Bowling Club, Car Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Dance Club, Dorm Council, Fashion Club, French Club, Golf Club, Hip Hop Club, Japan Club, Knitting Club, Math Club, Outing Club, Recycling Club, Robotics Club, Scholars Bowl, Spanish Club, Tennis Club, Unicycle Club, Yoga Club, "The Student" Newspaper,
Academy Theatre,
CSRC - Community Service Resource Center,
Community of Concern,
Creative Writing Club,
Dynamic Youth Mentors,
Entrepreneurship Club,
Environmental Club,
Gay Straight Union,
Highland Bagpipe Club,
Hilltopper Literary Society,
Intaglio Society,
International Film Club,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Photographic Society,
Real Time Strategy,
String Ensemble,
Student Art League,
Student Government,
The Lamp (Yearbook),
VTLSP - Vermont Teen Leadership Program,
Writers Block Club,
Youth Health Service Corp,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cornerstone School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Good Shepherd Catholic School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Good Shepherd Catholic School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Saint Johnsbury Good Shepherd Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    121 Maple Street
    Saint Johnsbury , VT , 05819
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  172  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Saint Johnsbury
    Cornerstone School
    Special Education School
    510 Portland St
    Saint Johnsbury , VT , 05819
    Special Education School
    0.8  mi  |  27  students  |  Gr.  3-12
  • Saint Johnsbury
    The Caledonia School
    Alternative School
    125 School St
    Saint Johnsbury , VT , 05819
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  31  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Saint Johnsbury
    Caledonia Christian School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    54 Southard St
    Saint Johnsbury , VT , 05819
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1.1  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  5-11
  • Lyndonville The Riverside School
    Special Program Emphasis
    30 Lily Pond Road
    Lyndonville , VT , 05851
    Special Program Emphasis
    6.8  mi  |  72  students  |  Gr.  K-8

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