At TA, we encourage students to go beyond the core curriculum to dive deep into the topics that interest, challenge, and inspire them.

When a student feels inspired, the sky is the limit. That’s why we work hard to understand how our students learn and what they are passionate about. Across the school community, we encourage students to stretch toward their dreams and work toward their goals.

TA students are encouraged to go above and beyond. Our honors program includes both embedded honors–where students can complete rigorous coursework to supplement the standard curriculum–and honors-only course options in a wide variety of subject areas.

Students can take college courses through dual enrollment, pursue interests outside TA’s curriculum with a “Challenge Course” or independent study, and take advantage of internship, technology, and semester programs off-campus.

Our faculty advisors work hard to connect students to experiences and academic opportunities that light the spark of inspiration and keep them engaged in and excited about learning.

Academic News

  • Featured photo: The 8th graders took a little time out of their English class today to make some maple sugar snow treats. Dear TA Families, I hope students had a good week and are settling into their routines. The start of the new semester is an exciting time of change for......

  • Each year at TA, students are given the opportunity to tackle a project in an area of personal interest through the TA Challenge Course program. The topics for these courses are as unique as TA students themselves, and have ranged from equestrian training to aviation, climate change to gender studies.......

  • Students in English 10 presented their Anthologies in the Martha Jane Rich Theater on January 7 to an audience of families and faculty and student guests. This year marks the 32nd year of the project started by retired teacher Peggy Sadler back in 1991. The Anthology Project is a rite of passage at Thetford......

  • Dear TA Families, Thank you again for supporting the day of remote learning on Wednesday. We really appreciate everyone’s flexibility and adaptability!  Early January is a pivotal time in the academic calendar at TA. Students return from holiday break and immerse themselves back into classes for the final stretch of the semester.......

  • Thetford Academy relies on the support of our community to meet our public mission “to celebrate the unique worth of every student, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.” Your gift to TA supports flexible pathways to graduation and provides important enrichment opportunities for our......

  • Regular season started this week for the Panthers, with the varsity girls basketball team coming out strong in their season opener v. White River Valley (32-30). The Valley News reported: “The Panthers, in Jolene Cadwell’s debut as head coach, edged the Wildcats in a defensive battle.” Junior Addie Cadwell led......



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.