As Vermont’s oldest secondary school, Thetford Academy has prepared students for success for over 200 years. An independent school with a public purpose, TA believes that education should be inclusive and personalized; and that every student deserves to be inspired, challenged, and supported.

Thetford Academy offers big opportunities in a small-school setting. TA students can choose from more than 100 academic courses. They can dive into the subjects that inspire them–through rich electives, honors options, independent study, and college courses.

Student life at TA is as vibrant and diverse as our 300+ students. More than 20 active clubs represent a wide range of student interests and talents; and TA’s three-season, Division III athletics includes soccer, baseball, softball, track and field, basketball, cross country, and downhill skiing.

TA News

  • The Panthers are gearing up for the winter athletics season at TA. Tryouts are done, rosters are set, and practice is in session! This year, the varsity girls basketball team welcomes new leadership after the passing last spring of Eric Ward, the Panthers beloved coach and mentor. Former assistant coach,......

  • Since 2016, creative writing students at TA have had the unique opportunity to work with Vermont’s reigning poetry slam champion, author, poet, and performer Geof Hewitt. This year, Hewitt joined Mr. Mann’s Creative Writing and Emily Silver’s Composition for College and Career courses as an artist-in-residence. Over the course of......

  • Tonight (December 8) at 6:30 p.m., Thetford Academy’s talented student musicians will take the stage to present TA’s annual winter concert. The concert will feature performances by instrumental music classes, choral music class, and the Stage Band ensemble. TA’s instrumental students, led by instrumental music teacher Whit Van Meter, will......

  • Holiday Meal Illnesses Families in need of winter help: Thetford Town Service Officer...

  • Dear TA Families, December is here and flurries are in the air. Listen up and look out for messages tomorrow at noon as we test our emergency notification system.  We have a couple of busy weeks before break. Special events for next week are listed below and in the school......

  • Illnesses We continue to see several viruses: RSV, influenza, Covid, rhinovirus and a stomach virus. Students get over one virus and then are vulnerable to picking up another virus.  Students, if sick please stay home until you are better so you protect yourself and those around you. To get better:......

Are you interested in applying to Thetford Academy? Our Enrollment Coordinator, Molly Dugan-Sullivan can answer all your questions.



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.