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

  • Guest post from TA robotics coach Leif LaWhite The NH/VT 2024 VEX robotics state championship tournament is in the books. And once again, tiny TA wrote the book.  The meet was held at Manchester Community College, an hour an a half from TA, so it was another 6:30 a.m. departure for our......

  • Dear TA Families, I attended the college information session for juniors and their families on Monday night and wanted to share some takeaways. The event, hosted by the TA Counseling Department, featured admissions officers from six regional colleges and offered important information and insights that any parent of a student in secondary......

  • The Panthers celebrate graduating senior Mitchell Parkman at Senior Night this week. Thetford Academy’s varsity boys played their last home game of the regular season on Wednesday night. Before the game, the Panthers celebrated their lone senior Mitchell Parkman, who has been an important part of the team’s successful season.......

  • Many people visualize debate as contests between loud, dominating players, pushing their own point of view. I used to visualize this myself. But as Bo Seo, former coach of the Harvard College Debating Union, writes in his book, Good Arguments: “…there has never been a better time to debate. The......

  • Dear TA Families, 3rd Quarter Momentum This week we bounced back from all of the Founders’ Day fun and jumped back into the flow of 3rd quarter. The sunny days kept our energy up and weather disruptions to the school schedule at bay. This is an important stretch in the......

  • Thetford Academy hosted its 15th annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest in the Martha Jane Rich Theater on Monday, with performances from 14 talented TA students – the largest group of participants yet! Poetry Out Loud, “a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry” has become a TA......



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.