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Thetford Academy is an independent school with a public purpose. Our mission is to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.

  • Dear TA Families, We have lots to celebrate as we wrap up week four of the school year. Here are a few highlights. 1. First up: Accolades in both the academic and athletic realms! Congratulations to TA teacher Derek Burkins who will receive the Vermont STEM Teacher of the Year award on......

  • The Thetford Academy Board of Trustees added a cohort of five new members this year. The new trustees were approved at the May 2021 meeting and jumped right into action, joining the board for their annual retreat in June on the TA campus. The new cohort represents a cross-section of......

  • It’s almost Mountain Day! After a one-year hiatus, Thetford Academy will celebrate it’s 42nd Mountain Day on Friday, September 24. A TA tradition forged by former headmaster Frederick G. Torrey, Mountain Day challenges each of TA’s six grades to climb a nearby peak together as a class. The traditional hikes,......

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


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


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


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


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