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

  • Tony Strat-Cortez joined TA’s team last month as the school’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. A 2009 graduate of Thetford Academy, Tony (he/they) brings a strong background in DEI and advocacy work to the role–including his own experiences at TA as a transgender and bicultural student. “Although some......

  • On Saturday, TA was excited to welcome members of the Class of 2015 to campus for a belated celebration of their five year reunion. The small (but mighty) group of seven traveled from near and far to gather at TA’s timber framed outdoor classroom. Toria Isquith, who was instrumental in organizing......

  • On Sunday, August 21, 2022, Thetford Academy will host two “back to school” events for students and families. At 4 p.m., TA invites students new to TA and their families to campus for an informal welcome event. The New Student Welcome is designed to give incoming TA students an opportunity......

  • Thetford Academy’s fall athletics season is quickly approaching! Sign ups are now open for soccer and cross country. Students and parents should have received an email from Athletics and Activities Director Bri Barnes with more information and the link to sign up. High school sports will begin on Thursday, August......

  • The Thetford Academy Parent Association (TAPA) will host two virtual information sessions on Monday, August 15, 2022. Parent organizer, Roseann Emerson, with the support of TA staff member Molly Dugan-Sullivan and Head of School Carrie Brennan, is working to reinvigorate the association, which has been largely dormant during the pandemic.......

  • Shout out to the Thetford families who hosted two AFS (American Field Service) exchange students from Italy for the 20221-2022 school year.  We are grateful for their willingness to host TA students and make possible a wonderful exchange year for these students, their families, and our school and community. Right now, AFS......

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.