Athletics are a valuable part of the Thetford Academy experience. Thetford Academy is a Division III school and competes in most sports in the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference as a member of the Capital League.

The Academy’s five principles—excellence, commitment, caring, cooperation, and respect for diversity—serve as the guidelines for all athletics participants. TA Athletics has earned both the Vermont Principals’ Association’s Good Sportsmanship Award and the Mona Garone Sportsmanship Award.

Interscholastic sports are regulated by the Vermont Principals’ Association. TA students can participate in the following team sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field, and Alpine Skiing.

For more information, please contact Bri Barnes, Athletics and Activities Director.

TA Athletics News

  • The Panthers are gearing up for the winter athletics season at TA. Tryouts are done, rosters are set, and practice is in session! This year, the varsity girls basketball team welcomes new leadership after the passing last spring of Eric Ward, the Panthers beloved coach and mentor. Former assistant coach,......

  • The Vermont Soccer Coaches Association recently named senior Jacob Gilman to its All State team for Division III. During the course of the season, Gilman earned 14 goals to lead the Panthers to the Division III quarterfinals. Gilman also was recognized in the Capital Division and named to the First......

  • Another big weekend for the Panthers! On Saturday, TA’s varsity boys soccer team (#6) ended their playoff run with a 4-0 loss v. Peoples Academy (#3), closing out a mixed season at 7-7-2. Back in Thetford, TA and an army of volunteers (thank you!) welcomed high school cross country teams......

  • Photo: TA’s co-ed middle school soccer team wrapped up their season at Sharon last week, winning 5-0. Coach Tony Strat shared, “It’s been an amazing experience to be a former team captain on the girls varsity team at TA to coaching at TA on the same fields against the same......

  • Photo: TA senior girls celebrate with their families at the Panthers’ last home game of the season. Liv Hastings (left), Hannah Williams (#21), Taylor West (#33), Madi Mousley (#22). Photo credit: Bri Barnes The Panthers are wrapping up regular season and preparing for playoffs. Varsity boys soccer has a mixed......

  • On Saturday, Thetford Academy hosted the 31st Woods Trail Run, a truly unique TA event that for many participants, is the most-anticipated cross country event of the season. This year’s meet, led by meet director David McGinn, saw 87 teams and 1700 runners from seven states around New England and......



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.