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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.

  • As the year draws to a close, Thetford Academy’s teachers continue to design rich learning experiences for students. Culminating projects are designed to bring together the ideas, information, and skills students have learned over the course of the semester and put that learning into practice. For example, in Scott Ellis’s......

  • Dear TA Families, The end of the school year is a big balancing act between celebration and rigor, and sometimes the silly and the serious. We had our fair share of silly today, as we arrived at school this morning and found the quad crowded with tents and the interior of......

  • Join TA this summer for music, fun, and food! Thetford Academy is excited to announce a reprisal of our summer concert series, “Schoolhouse Rocks” for a second season. The series opens with the Burlington, VT based bluegrass band “Good Gravy” on Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m. The trio (Joe......

  • It’s time to celebrate! This week, TA’s Class of 2024 is winding down their high school career with full days of classes before final exams. On Sunday, June 9, the class will commence celebrating their achievements with Thetford Academy’s annual baccalaureate ceremony, hosted in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. The......

  • Guest post by Track and Field coach Joel Breakstone The TA track and field teams had great performances at the Division 3 State Championships in Fair Haven on May 30. The girls finished third, just behind Woodstock and White River, and the boys were state champions. It’s the fifth championship in......

  • Dear TA Families, So much is happening as we come roaring into the final stretch of the school year. Here are a few features from this past week – it might have been a short one, but it was packed with activity! Accolades in the Arts On Wednesday evening the......

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