Academics

At TA, we encourage students to go beyond the core curriculum to dive deep into the topics that interest, challenge, and inspire them.

When a student feels inspired, the sky is the limit. That’s why we work hard to understand how our students learn and what they are passionate about. Across the school community, we encourage students to stretch toward their dreams and work toward their goals.

TA students are encouraged to go above and beyond. Our honors program includes both embedded honors–where students can complete rigorous coursework to supplement the standard curriculum–and honors-only course options in a wide variety of subject areas.

Students can take college courses through dual enrollment, pursue interests outside TA’s curriculum with a “Challenge Course” or independent study, and take advantage of internship, technology, and semester programs off-campus.

Our faculty advisors work hard to connect students to experiences and academic opportunities that light the spark of inspiration and keep them engaged in and excited about learning.

Academic News

  • A 31-year-old TA tradition resumed when students in Emily Silver’s “English 10: Identity and Voice” class hosted its Anthology Reading in the MJR Theater last week. After a Covid hiatus, the event was back in-person, with students presenting their work to gathered families and faculty guests. The Anthology Project is......

  • Header photo by Charlotte Reimanis ’23 As we approach the end of the fall semester, campus is buzzing with teachers and students preparing for the culmination of their fall semester courses. All of our learners are reflecting on their progress from the past five months, synthesizing information and skills into......

  • Dear TA Families, Welcome back and Happy New Year. Here are important updates to share with our school community as we shift gears into 2022. ACADEMIC UPDATES: – Semester Transitions Early January is a pivotal time in the academic calendar at TA. Students return from holiday break and immerse themselves back into......

  • After a long hiatus, Thetford Academy’s instrumental and choral students were proud to present their winter concert on December 15, 2021 in the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium. With a backdrop of photographs captured by TA photography and yearbook students, the concert was a welcome return to live performance and sharing the......

  • The 2021-2022 school year marks the third academic year impacted by the pandemic. While teachers are excited to have students back in the classroom for in-person learning, the continued presence of Covid in our communities remains a significant source of stress and disruption for school employees and their families. At......

  • Dear TA Families, This week’s email includes equal parts information, gratitude, and invitations to give during this holiday season. Please read on! Remote TA Day on Wednesday, Dec. 15 As I first announced in an email in late November, TA will have a special remote schedule on Dec. 15 to serve......

our VALUES

Excellence

We set high expectations. we challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.

Commitment

We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.

Cooperation

We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.

Caring

We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.

Diversity

We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.