Vermont Academy

  • Vermont Academy is a small college preparatory boarding and day school serving grades 9 through 12 plus a postgraduate year. Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy provides experiential education for the whole student, including exemplary academics, athletics, and arts.
  • Students are encouraged to explore, to tinker, and to innovate.
  • They are free to become their best selves: puck-shooting painters, math whizzes turned thespians, fashion-designing equestrian chemists, all-AP snowboarding cellists.
  • Students benefit from a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, a robust advising program, top-notch learning skills support, and over 120 courses. Twenty-five percent of students are international, with 13 countries represented.

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
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1876

Student Body

Total Students246 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 8%
Students by GradeVermont Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses24 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Spanish, AP Statistics
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$56,550
Tuition Notes$30,550 Day Students
% on Financial Aid
39%
Average Financial Aid Grant$22,873
Admissions DirectorAndrew Millikin
Admissions AssociateCaitlin Wilkins

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, TennisAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballClimbing,
CrewCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
Field HockeyFreestyle Skiing,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballTennis,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Diversity Club, Math Club, Model UN Diversity Club, Math Club, Model UN,

School Notes

  • At Vermont Academy, we are committed to helping our students discover their talents while developing the character, skills, strength, and values that will help them grow into confident, independent learners who give back to their community and to the world. Our small community and classes, dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and wide range of athletics and activities--set in the beautiful hills of Vermont--encourage every student to grow and discover his or her voice.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  9/2/2015
I can't say enough positive things about my experience at Vermont Academy. The support provided to the students, especially those who were furthest from home, was astounding, to say the least. The activities, athletics, and academics are balanced extremely well, with great opportunities to enhance many budding life-long friendships. After nearly 20 years, I am still very much in contact with many former classmates from VA. The experience set a foundation for me to build strong relationships in both personal and professional circles. I was most impressed with the athletics at VA. As a soccer player, I was challenged everyday by the competitiveness among New England prep schools, and looked forward to spending any time with my team, both on and off the field. My fondest memories are those from my days as a VA Wildcat. I am profoundly grateful to Vermont Academy and everything it offered me. I would highly recommend this private school to anyone.
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5  5/12/2014
If you send an innocent son or daughter to Vermont Academy, be prepare for the real possibility that he or she will come back as an expert drug and alcohol user. The opportunities for acquiring either of them are just as abundant as the chances to getting a good degree, if not better.
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