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, or classes at Dartmouth College.

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

  • On May 27, 2022 Thetford Academy will host our fifth annual Day of Giving, the largest fundraising event of the school year. This year’s theme, “Honor the Past, Create the Future” is a celebration of TA’s 200+ years of history and the strong connection between the past, the present, and......

  • The Musical Theater Production class at TA will present the musical Hello, Dolly! on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 at 7:00 pm at the MJR Theater, Thetford Academy. The Broadway classic, based on the story “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder, follows the life of Dolly Levi, who says of herself,......

  • Dear TA Families, We just wrapped up a festive week at school, with special activities, outfits, treats, conveyances, raffle prizes, appreciation cards, and more. We hope that every student enjoyed one (or many!) aspects of the week – it sure seemed that way on campus. Big thanks to the TA......

  • Covid cases are Increasing: TA has 7 cases of Covid this week. Students should stay home and test if they are sick. Covid is causing minimal illness for some and causing more serious symptoms for others. This new subvariant is causing 1-2 weeks of fatigue in many adults. We still......

  • This is a guest post from the Operation Day’s Work student leadership team: Charlotte Reimanis ’23, Cecilia Luce ’24, Mary Bosco ’24, Mack Briglin ’22, and Annie Hesser ’24. A tradition of over a decade at Thetford Academy, ODW (Operation Day’s Work) resumed on May 4th, 2022, after a two......

  • On May 4, TA hosted its annual Honors Celebration, welcoming honor students and their families into the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium for a special recognition of students’ academic achievement. The theme this year was “Hope,” a nod to Emily Dickinson’s poem, “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers.” In her opening comments,......

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 carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.