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As Vermont’s oldest secondary school, Thetford Academy has prepared students for success for 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

  • The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), founded in 1960, was “an organization of organizers with ‘field secretaries’ working full-time for change in communities across the Deep South. SNCC’s work spanned everything from voter registration, adult education, and freedom schools to theater productions, cooperatives, and independent political parties.” On Wednesday, one......

  • Dear TA Families & Students,  This one-year pandemic anniversary is intense, isn’t it? To go back a year and realize just how little we knew what was coming and how long it would last can make one’s head spin.  Despite 12 months of navigating life and school through a pandemic,......

  • The Yearbook Club is taking orders for the 2020-2021 yearbook. Get yours today at www.thetfordacademy.picaboo.com. Ordering is open until June 13, 2021; cost is $35 for hardcover and $25 for softcover yearbooks. Direct any questions to Mark Weigel. It’s been a year like no other, you’ll want this one!...

  • Dear TA Families and Students, We welcomed the month of March by introducing the in-person component of our 2nd semester schedule. It was great to feel the energy of having students and teachers together in real time – doing hands-on learning with one another and with the materials and spaces......

  • As we move through this COVID school year, our program has evolved. We continue to prioritize health and safety, and also strive to balance that priority with ensuring as much student academic engagement as possible. March 1 marked our biggest program shift yet, with full implementation of our 2nd semester......

  • TA has had a slow, steady and COVID-compliant start to its winter sports season…but the games are on! The alpine ski team is training hard at Pico Mountain and Storrs Hill three afternoons a week. Competitions started on February 9 at Suicide Six, where TA’s skiers turned out some strong performances.......

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

our VALUES

Excellence

We set high expectations. we challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.

Commitment

We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.

Cooperation

We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.

Caring

We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.

Diversity

We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.