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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 924 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $61,400
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Johnsbury Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, NVLD
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
924 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade
St. Johnsbury Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
30 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
Classroom Dress Code
(no jeans, ties for boys, dress shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Additional fee for ESL and Guided Studies
Admissions Director
Nicole Biggie
Admissions Associate
Brendan Hughes
Endowment Size
$20 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
34 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Asian Culture Club, Brain Bee, Breathing Room, Chess Club, Codecraft Club, Dungeons & Dragons, Farm & Garden, FBLA, Gender & Sexuality Union, Knitting Club, Math Club, Model UN, Outing Club, Personal Fitness, Robotics, Scholar’s Bowl, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, SCOPE, Tennis Club, Time To Relax, Virtual Reality Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club, Fashion Club, Hilltones, Student Art League, Theatre, Writers Block

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton, Bowling, Intramural Sports, Mountain Biking Club, Swim Club, Water Sports

School Notes

  • St. Johnsbury Academy combines the resources and facilities of the world's leading schools, with personal attention and an individualized approach to learning. We have an award winning faculty - 77% hold advanced degrees - and offer an extraordinarily broad curriculum, including 220 courses, 25 Advanced Placement offerings, almost 40 courses in the fine and performing arts, a nationally affiliated STEM program, Career and Technical Education, and four languages:  Latin, French, Spanish, and Japanese. Most importantly, for 170 years, we have delivered on our promise to parents and students that we will do our best to ensure, during the time spent within our care, each student is genuinely known, each has demonstrably grown, and each has been inspired.
Profile last updated: 09/27/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 924 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $61,400
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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