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

  • The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), founded in 1960, was “an organization of organizers with ‘field secretaries’ working full-time for change in communities across the Deep South. SNCC’s work spanned everything from voter registration, adult education, and freedom schools to theater productions, cooperatives, and independent political parties.” On Wednesday, one......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, We are planning a summer program at Thetford Academy for June-July 2021, designed to support and engage students in response to the extended period of COVID impact on the school experience. The program will include opportunities for students who need to make up academic credits......

  • Thetford Academy’s Alpine Ski Team, led by coaches Amy Huyffer and Paul Dixon, finished out the season with the boys competing in the state championships for the fourth year in a row. The slalom race was held on Monday, March 15, at Cochran’s Ski Resort and the giant slalom on......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, Last July Thetford Academy issued an important statement condemning racism in all forms and made a list of ten commitments to guide our work to become an actively antiracist institution: www.thetfordacademy.org/2020/07/ta-deepens-its-commitment-to-anti-racism. I want to share a brief update on some of the efforts that have taken......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, One thing we have all learned over the past 12 months is that predicting the future is risky business. The uncertainty, unknowns, and rapidly evolving nature of the pandemic have deeply challenged efforts at long-range planning. I feel confident, however, looking out five months and......

  • Dear TA Families & Students,  This one-year pandemic anniversary is intense, isn’t it? To go back a year and realize just how little we knew what was coming and how long it would last can make one’s head spin.  Despite 12 months of navigating life and school through a pandemic,......

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.

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.