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

  • On Tuesday, September 19, Thetford Academy’s Counseling Office hosted a virtual college information session for current seniors and their families. The one-hour workshop, led by director of counseling Mark Pichette, provided an overview of the college application process and offered families tips and resources to help along the way. Some......

  • Dear TA Families, Early Wins During our faculty meeting earlier this week, we each reflected on a ‘win’ we experienced during the first days of the new school year and took time for a few people to share out with their colleagues. Hearing the list of wins was inspiring. Student......

  • The school year, in my mind, is a series of rituals that mark time: the first day of school, Mountain Day, Founders’ Day, graduation, to name a few. August teacher in-service is a ritual, too, designed to both mark and make time for socializing with colleagues, learning new skills, getting......

  • Good morning. I am Ms. Brennan, the Head of School, and I am excited to welcome each of you to the 2023-2024 school year! Coming together in assembly on the first day is a TA tradition. TA is more than a school – it’s a community. Not all schools can......

  • Congratulations and welcome to our fantastic cohort of teachers joining the TA team. The group includes five classroom teachers in the science, English, math, and world languages departments, along with three new special educators, with a balance of early career, mid career, and veteran educators. Tiffany Badams is joining the......

  • The following letter accompanied the back-to-school mailing, sent to families in mid-August. Dear Students and Families, Summer Greetings from Thetford Academy! That slight chill in the air some mornings now reminds us of the turn of seasons – which means the start of school is around the corner. While we......



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.