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, 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedADD, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1867
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students594 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade Lyndon Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorTiaan van der Linde


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter TrackAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Mountain BikingNordic Skiing,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Winter Track

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 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 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, 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.
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  • East Burke
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 8-12 | 64 students
    5.1 miles
    60 Alpine Ln
    East Burke, VT 05832
    5.1 8-12
  • Ludlow
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    85.7 miles
    53 Main St
    Ludlow, VT 05149
    85.7 5-12
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    Grades: 6-12
    104.6 miles
    14 Greenwood Lane
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    104.6 6-12
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    Grades: 9-12 | 226 students
    110.5 miles
    418 Houghton Brook Rd
    Putney, VT 05346
    110.5 9-12
  • Saxtons River
    Grades: 9-12 | 246 students
    99.9 miles
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons River, VT 05154
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