Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Thetford Academy is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus and in our community. Our mission “to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential” is at the center of what we do every day, and provides a foundation for this work.

In 2020, TA’s Board of Trustees launched an Anti-Racism Task Force to assess Thetford Academy’s ability to create a safe and welcoming school for BIPOC students and employees, and to identify recommendations to maximize the school’s effectiveness in becoming an anti-racist institution. Following nine months of intensive work, the TA Antiracism Taskforce presented their findings and recommendations.

The task force recommendations serve as an important guide for all of us at Thetford Academy, as we continue our commitment to the Board’s ten-point pledge following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, which recognized that: “The trustees and leadership of Thetford Academy acknowledge the need to dismantle interpersonal and structural racism in ourselves, our school, and our community.”

In addition to our renewed focus on anti-racism work since 2020, Thetford Academy also continues its important, ongoing work of equity and inclusion. From our inclusive special education practices to fostering student advocacy groups such as the Queer Student Alliance, we strive to achieve our mission and live our values in ways that support all students.

DEI Resources for Educators

Educational and curricular resources to support students, families, and educators teaching and learning about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Reporting Racism, Bullying, and Harassment at TA

Please use this confidential form to report incidents of bullying, harassment, hazing, racism, hate speech, or any hateful actions towards students based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.



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 varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.