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.

The goal of TA’s homestay program is to support students through their academic and social transition into American life. Most students forge strong personal relationships with their host family and benefit from having a safe, welcoming home environment while attending Thetford Academy. Though only some of TA’s host families have children attending TA, all are rooted in the local community and eager to share their knowledge and love of the area.

Students who live with host families have their own bedroom and share their meals with the family. In addition to learning about American family life, living with host families allows international students to make rapid progress mastering the English language. This helps students with their studies and prepares them for the next step of living and learning at an American university.

Host Family Information

Interested in hosting an international student? Download our brochure and contact International Student Program Coordinator, Susan Essex Luce.

Upcoming Events

December 2023

Monday December 4

11:30 am – 11:55 am
School Assembly
Recurs weekly
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Boys Basketball Scrimmage vs Bellows Falls
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Substance Use Trends Community Event

Wednesday December 6

All Day
Hartford Tech Visit-Sophomores (a.m.)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Girls Basketball Scrimmage vs Bellows Falls

Thursday December 7

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
College Rep Visit - Maine College of Art and Design
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Scrimmage Boys Basketball vs Lebanon
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Winter Concert

Friday December 8

All Day
Half Day - Students Dismiss @ 12:10pm
8:10 am – 8:40 am
School Assembly

Saturday December 9

All Day
Robotics @ Plymouth



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.