Mission and Values

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.

Core 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 varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.

Learning Principles

Thetford Academy’s Learning Principles serve as both a foundation and a guide as we strive to provide every student with an individualized, high-quality education. At TA, we believe that education should be:

  • Active and Engaging
    People learn by doing. Students need to engage in direct experience, including practice, application, creation, and invention.
  • Reflective and Thoughtful
    People learn by thinking about experience. Students need to reflect, evaluate, and integrate new learning.
  • Varied and Adaptive
    People learn in diverse ways. Students need multiple approaches that explore and respect varied learning styles.
  • Safe and Supportive
    People learn by taking risks in a secure environments. Students need physical and emotional safety, along with encouragement to question and experiment.
  • Structured and Coherent
    People learn by constructing meaning and seeing patterns. Students need clear expectations, purposeful organization, and valid assessment of their work.
  • Motivating and Inspiring
    People learn by interacting with expert mentors and inspiring models. Students need relationships with adults-both professional teachers and community mentors-who know their subjects and who love their vocations.
Upcoming Events

February 2023

Friday February 3

All Day
Founders' Day (postponed until Monday)
11:30 am – 11:55 am
Power Hour - Assembly
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JV Boys Basketball @ Peoples
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Founders Night
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
V Boys Basketball @ Peoples

Saturday February 4

All Day
Indoor Track @ UVM
Robotics @ Northwood, NH

Monday February 6

All Day
Founders' Day 2023!
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MS Girls Basketball vs Rivendell
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JV Boys Basketball @ BMU
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
MS Boys Basketball vs Rivendell
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
V Boys Basketball @ BMU

Tuesday February 7

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
JV Girls Basketball @ Montpelier
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
V Girls Basketball @ Montpelier

Wednesday February 8

All Day
Ski Team @ S6. ALL DAY
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MS Girls Basketball @ Lebanon
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JV Boys Basketball @ Lake Region
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
MS Boys Basketball @ Lebanon
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
V Boys Basketball @ Lake Region

Thursday February 9

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
V Girls Basketball @ Randolph
6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
TA Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Recurs monthly

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 varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.