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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 228 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $67,400
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
228 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade
Vermont Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
24 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Spanish, AP Statistics
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$36,700 Day Students
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Nora Dock
Admissions Associate
Caitlin Wilkins
Endowment Size
$13 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Bread Club, Diversity Club, Math Club, Model UN, Robotics Club, Social Justice Union, Sustainability Club, Wilderness Club, Writing Center Tutors, Year Book Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Audio Visual Club, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Literary Magazine, Theater Arts, Theater Tech, Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fly Fishing, Strength and Conditioning

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 their voice.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Joe Perry - Guitarist with the band Aerosmith
    • Russell Porter - Founder of Stellaphane and designer of Mt. Palomar Observatory
    • Paul Percy Harris - Founder of Rotary Club
    • Jim McClaren - Recipient of ESPY award
    • Florence Sabin - Medical pioneer and first female student at Johns Hopkins medical school
    • Bruce Lawlor - Major General with the U.S. Army
    • Mike Morin - U.S. ski team coach; coached Bodi Miller
    • Lee Stanley - Film producer who works with troubled juveniles
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Vermont Academy cost?
Vermont Academy's tuition is approximately $67,400 for private students.
What schools are Vermont Academy often compared to?
Vermont Academyis often viewed alongside schools like The Putney School by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from Vermont Academy?
Vermont Academy famous alumni include: Joe Perry, Russell Porter, Paul Percy Harris, Jim McClaren, Florence Sabin, Bruce Lawlor, Mike Morin and Lee Stanley.
What sports does Vermont Academy offer?
Vermont Academy offers 18 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer and Tennis. Vermont Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for most sports offered.
What is Vermont Academy's ranking?
Vermont Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Vermont Academy?
The application deadline for Vermont Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
My children have had amazing experiences at Vermont Academy. After spending a full year in virtual learning at their previous school we were seeking a place where they could be part of a vibrant community, where students were supported by faculty, and where learning was both project-based and place-based. Vermont Academy is everything we sought and more. My kids made friends quickly, explored new activities ( rock-climbing, snowboarding, hiking, musical theater, entrepreneurship), and were challenged in their classes. I love that they learn alongside students from over 20 countries around the world. The campus is beautiful and the faculty are engaged and caring. My eldest child was accepted to one of their top choice schools--in a challenging college application cycle like this year's, it was so comforting to know VA's college counseling office was by my child's side every step of the way.
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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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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 228 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $67,400
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Windham County, VT is $34,195 for elementary schools and $43,646 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Windham County, VT is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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