As Vermont`s oldest secondary school, Thetford Academy has more than 200 years of experience preparing students for a changing world.
TA believes education should be inclusive and personalized; that every student deserves to be inspired, challenged, and supported.
TA offers big opportunities within a small school. Students choose from over 100 courses across the academic disciplines, exploring subjects that inspire them through rich electives, honors options, independent study, Dartmouth College classes, and dual-enrollment at Vermont colleges.
TA is an independent school with a public mission.
While enrolling private day and homestay students, TA is the designated public school for the town of Thetford, VT and a choice school for towns in the region.
Life at TA is as vibrant and diverse as its students.
Over 20 clubs represent a range of student interests; athletics include soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, track & field, cross country, as well as alpine and nordic skiing.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 339 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,963
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Thetford Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
All areas of Special Education
Year Founded
1819
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
339 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade
Thetford Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, French, Physics, Precalculus, Spanish
Average SAT score
1210
Average ACT score
29
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
International Homestay Program - $45,000
Admissions Director
Molly Dugan-Sullivan

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Environmental Club, Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA), Outdoor Program, Robotics Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Choral Music, Culinary Arts, Design Technology, Drama Program, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Thetford Academy cost?

Thetford Academy's tuition is approximately $20,963 for private students.

What sports does Thetford Academy offer?

Thetford Academy offers 11 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Weightlifting and Winter Track.

What is Thetford Academy's ranking?

Thetford Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Thetford Academy?

The application deadline for Thetford Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 339 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,963
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Vermont is $18,102 for elementary schools and $32,813 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Vermont is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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