Thetford Academy

Tel: (802)785-4805
Grades: 7-12 | 339 students
At its core, Thetford Academy is an independent school with a public purpose.
For nearly 200 years, the Academy has served as the community school for the town of Thetford and a school of choice for neighbors in surrounding areas.
Today, students come from more than a dozen towns in Vermont and New Hampshire, and from countries around the world, to become a part of this close-knit educational community.
Every day, Thetford Academy fulfills its educational mission to celebrate the worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to reach their potential.
At TA, highly qualified teachers, recognized for their innovative approach to teaching and learning, are passionate about engaging every student. And with more than 100 courses, TA`s curriculum is designed to be flexible and accessible.
The Academy embraces a diverse community of students with a wide range of learning styles.
It asks both teachers and students to experiment, stretch their boundaries, and take risks as learners. In this environment-where diversity is acknowledged, respected, and celebrated-students gain the skills they need to take advantage of life`s opportunities and the tools they need to overcome its challenges.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported All areas of Special Education
Year Founded 1819

Student Body

Total Students 339 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade Thetford Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 13 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Spanish, Precalculus, Calculus, English,
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,998
Tuition Notes International Homestay Program - $45,000
Admissions Director Wendy Cole

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Weightlifting, Winter TrackAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryNordic Skiing,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldWeightlifting,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choral Music, Culinary Arts, Design Technology, Drama Program, Environmental Club, Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA), Instrumental Music, Outdoor Program, Robotics Program, Visual Arts Choral Music, Culinary Arts, Drama Program, Visual Arts, Design Technology,
Environmental Club,
Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA),
Instrumental Music,
Outdoor Program,
Robotics Program,

School Notes

  • Thetford Academy is situated on nearly 300 acres of woodlands and fields, and is contiguous to the nearly 200 acre Thetford Hill State Park, which the school manages through a special agreement with the State of Vermont.
  • The school boasts small classes, nurturing teachers, supportive parents, a hands-on curriculum, honors offerings in all disciplines, robust electives, a strong fine arts program, an outdoor education program, and a path to taking Dartmouth College courses while still in high school.
  • An open admissions policy fosters diversity in the student population, and as a result, the student body exhibits a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and aspirations.
  • TA students benefit from the best traditions of small schools: individualized attention, respect for diversity, a strongly cooperative spirit, and multiple opportunities for leadership, activities, and service.
  • Thetford Academy is a community of learners. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential. We value initiative, courage and dedication. We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and about the larger community.
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