About Thetford Academy

Thetford Academy is a classic New England town academy—an independent school with a public purpose. Founded in 1819, the Academy serves as the secondary school for Thetford, VT and neighboring towns.

Today, over 300 students in grades 7-12 come to TA from throughout the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire, and from countries around the world, to join our close-knit academic community.

Every day, Thetford Academy strives to fulfill our mission to celebrate the worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to reach to reach their potential. TA’s award-winning faculty are recognized for their innovative teaching practices, dedication to their craft, and deep commitment to student learning.

Thetford is an inclusive school community. We work together to foster a culture of kindness, celebrate diversity, and ensure that all students feel safe, supported, and respected. At TA, students can be themselves.

TA News

  • This Friday, June 11, Thetford Academy will celebrate the Class of 2021 in TA’s 202nd annual commencement ceremonies. Friday is also the last day of school for all students and school will dismiss at noon after pod meetings and Class Day activities. The following is a detailed schedule of the......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, We want to be sure everyone understands next week’s schedule. We’ve been sharing it over the past few weeks, so hopefully there are no surprises. Please review it as a family and let us know if you have any questions. The big reminder for Monday:......

  • On Saturday, May 29, the Panthers Track and Field teams headed to Windsor for the Division III State Meet to defend their 2019 state championship titles. With the cancellation of the 2020 season and the cancellation of indoor track this winter due to Covid, the team hopes were pinned on......

  • The Yearbook Club is taking orders for the 2020-2021 yearbook. Get yours today at www.thetfordacademy.picaboo.com. Ordering is open until June 13, 2021; cost is $35 for hardcover and $25 for softcover yearbooks. Direct any questions to Mark Weigel. It’s been a year like no other, you’ll want this one!...

  • Dear TA Families & Students, It’s that time of the year! A whirlwind of events, special schedules, and celebrations …  Celebrating the Class of 2021: Join in the fun with the 2nd annual car parade honoring TA seniors! The car parade is happening Sunday, June 6 with a 5:30 pm......

  • Thetford Academy Drama is excited to announce two upcoming community performances of their one-act play, “Tracks,” by Peter Tarsi. The 40-minute existential drama, set in a subway station, explores the meaning of life and the impact of our everyday choices. A snapshot of the plot: “A group of strangers arrive......

Thetford Academy is committed to diversity and strives to build, maintain, and promote a culture of equity and inclusion. The curriculum challenges students to examine issues of diversity and encourages them to engage in active learning. Students reflect critically on social problems as they develop the skills to succeed in an environment where diversity is acknowledged, respected, and celebrated.



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.