St. Johnsbury Academy

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, NVLD
Year Founded1842
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students930 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade St. Johnsbury Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses30 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, 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. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(no jeans, ties for boys, dress shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$61,400
Tuition NotesAdditional fee for ESL and Guided Studies
Admissions DirectorNicole Biggie
Admissions AssociateBrendan Hughes
Endowment Size$20 million


Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GymnasticsIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.48 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.CSRC, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Golf, International, National, Photographic, Recycling, Spanish, VTLSP

Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Car Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Dynamic Youth Mentors, Environmental Club, FBLA, French Club, GSU, Japanese Club, Knitting Club, Literary Society, Manga Club, Math Club, Model UN, Robotics Club, Scholars' Bowl, Science Club, Student Council, Writer's Block, Yearbook, Youth Health Services

Arts and Music Programs:
Bells Angels Handbell Choir, Clay Club, Dance, Filmmaking, Hilltones Acapella Group, Hip Hop Club, Intaglio Society, String Ensemble, Student Art League

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Boxing Club, Outing Club, Personal Fitness, Tennis Club, Volleyball Club, Yoga Club

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.

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