Lyndon Institute

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, co-ed, 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. Our students participate in hands-on experieintial learning including accredited technical education programs. Our campus is located 10 minutes from a ski resort and the area offers extensive outdoor recreation opportunities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 457 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,500
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lyndon Institute ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
ADD, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
457 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade
Lyndon Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
Classroom Dress Code
Semi-formal dress code (no ties, no jeans)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$47,500 (tuition, boarding, weekend activities, meals) $3000 International Student Fee (insurance and transportation to airport) $19,835 (day student tuition)
Admissions Director
Sara O'Connor
Admissions Associate
Chad Simpson



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Clay Target Team, Future Farmers of America, League of Lyndon (E-Sport), National Art Honor Society, National Athletic Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Tech Honor Society, Outing Club, Rotary Interact Club, Student Council, Sustainability Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Design Studio, Drama Club, Hip Hop Club, Pointe (Ballet), Select Band, Select Chorus, Tap and Jazz Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mountain Biking Club

School Notes

  • Year Founded: 1867
  • Number of Faculty: 54
  • 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 two 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 50 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 and French.
  • 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.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Judi St. Hilaire - Olympic Athlete
    • Andrew Johnson - Olympic Athlete
    • Moses Pendleton - Founder of dance company MOMIX
    • Walter H. Cleary - Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lyndon Institute cost?
Lyndon Institute's tuition is approximately $47,500 for private students.
What schools are Lyndon Institute often compared to?
Lyndon Instituteis often viewed alongside schools like St. Johnsbury Academy by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from Lyndon Institute?
Lyndon Institute famous alumni include: Judi St. Hilaire, Andrew Johnson, Moses Pendleton and Walter H. Cleary.
What sports does Lyndon Institute offer?
Lyndon Institute offers 18 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. Lyndon Institute is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for most sports offered.
What is Lyndon Institute's ranking?
Lyndon Institute ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Lyndon Institute?
The application deadline for Lyndon Institute is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

Lyndon Institute is definitely a "small town feel" School-My fourth child is now enrolled and though we're only on the third day of school he walks down the hall and teachers say hello and know his name. Community minded with a huge emphasis on good citizenship, LI embraces small town values!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 457 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,500
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Vermont is $19,348 for elementary schools and $33,421 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Vermont is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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