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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 246 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $64,200
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1876

Student Body

Total Students
246 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade
Vermont Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
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
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$33,000 Day Students
% on Financial Aid
39%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$22,873
Admissions Director
John Ettore
Admissions Associate
Caitlin Wilkins
Endowment Size
$13 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Club or Organization:
Bread Club, 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.
Profile last updated: 09/21/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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  
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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 246 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $64,200
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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