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

  • Dear TA Families, It’s been a jam-packed February. Here are a few highlights from this past week. Black History Month Panel: “Spread love, no matter the color.” Yesterday morning students attended an assembly for Black History Month featuring two Black artists and entrepreneurs, moderated by DEI coordinator Tony Strat-Cortez and student......

  • TA junior Caleb Crossett is about as active as they come. Of the few fond memories I have of “CovidPodLife 2021”, one that stands out to me is the memory of Caleb and former Science teacher Len Whitaker passing a hockey puck any chance they could get. It came as......

  • Guest post from TA Alpine Ski Coach Paul DixonThe Thetford Academy Alpine team is heading into the end of the season and hitting their stride after a delayed start to the season. We are seeing so many breakout performances from athletes across both the Ladies and Men’s teams. Many are seeing......

  • Photo credit: Matthew Hayden The Panthers had a stellar day at the VT High School Indoor Track Championships on Saturday – slaying school records, earning PRs, and punching a whole bunch of tickets to New Englands. The day-long competition, hosted by the University of Vermont, featured some memorable Panther performances.......

  • With a slow, snow-less start to the season, TA’s alpine ski team had mostly dryland training on their practice schedule before last week’s first race. Coach Paul Dixon shared that the lack of on-snow training led to some jitters, and that he’d “be lying if I said that nobody had......

  • Dear TA Families, The start of the new year can be a good time to set new intentions and goals, and consider  opportunities to pursue. This week’s email features extracurricular programs for middle school and high school students in the upcoming seasons, including a winter circus camp coming right up......

Athletic Documents 

Athletic Handbook 2023-24 Updated

Return to Learn & Play Protocol – Concussion Information

Game Day Rosters – Boys Basketball Roster 1/12



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.