International Student Program

Each year, Thetford Academy’s International Student Program (ISP) enrolls up to 10 international students in our academic program. While studying at TA, ISP students have access to a wide range of academic, athletic, and social opportunities in our community and beyond.

Thetford is an historic New England town that looks out over the mountains of the Connecticut River Valley. Located 15 minutes north of Hanover, NH and Dartmouth College, TA students have the best of both worlds: living in a small, tight-knit community–within easy driving distance to a vibrant Ivy League college town.

Our program offers students the opportunity to study English as part of their TA curriculum. Students enrolled at TA may also apply to take college-level classes at Dartmouth College and apply those credits toward their graduation requirements.

Homestay families welcome international students into their homes and support them throughout their stay in Vermont. Each student is treated as a family member, often building connections that last long after the homestay has ended.

Homestay Program

TA’s international students live with American families who are committed to sharing their lives with students from abroad. Living with a local family is the best way for international students to become immersed in American language and culture.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the International Student Program at Thetford Academy cover the cost of attendance as a day student, room and board with a homestay family, and an international student program fee.


As a first step in the application process, parents of interested students must create a user account for TA’s enrollment management system.

Upcoming Events

June 2024

Friday June 21

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thetford Arthouse Cinema

Saturday June 22

All Day
Class of 1999 - 25th Reunion

Sunday June 23

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Schoolhouse Rocks Presents: Good Gravy

Tuesday June 25

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thetford Arthouse Cinema



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.