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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.

  • This year, student led TA Climate Alliance (TACA) is on a mission to implement projects that address climate change issues here on campus and in our own community. Last weekend, 5 students attended the Youth Climate Leadership Academy Kick-Off Retreat, hosted by NH/VEEP along with 10 similarly motivated groups of......

  • Throughout each semester, students in TA’s environmental studies and outdoor education course work toward an important milestone – the overnight solo experience. The experience at TA is similar to solos in programs like Outward Bound, and challenges students to spend time alone, connecting with nature and practicing self-reliance. Like the......

  • Dear TA Families, Welcome, December! Today marks the mid-quarter point for Q2. Please check in with students on their academic progress thus far this quarter and help them finish strong before the winter break. When we return in January, we have a final week of classes and then move into......

  •   The Ronald McDonald Dental Van is here  starting Monday Dec 4-7Dental cleanings and treating cavities are provided by the Dental van. If your child is a NEW patient please complete the new patient form and return it to Nurse Ellen by December 4th. IllnessesThere are 2 other viruses besides Covid going around school:......

  • Dear TA Families, Campus is really quiet today as we enjoy this first day of the Thanksgiving holiday, and pause the busy school routines for our first break of the year. Thanksgiving Traditions We love traditions at TA – some of them dating back generations, like Founders’ Day, and others newer......

  • Happy Thanksgiving!! Wishing everyone a good Thanksgiving, safe travels and good visits with family and friends. Please remember to take care around your elderly relatives and friends; we still have Covid circulating in the community and vulnerable folks can still get pretty sick.   The Ronald McDonald Dental Van is......

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