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 have launched their baseball and softball seasons and are wasting no time getting down to business. The varsity boys baseball team, reigning Division III state champions, opened their season with five decisive wins – including an impressive shutout vs. Windsor – before their first loss vs. Blue Mountain......

  • Featured photo this week: Teeing up Teacher Appreciation Week, here is a fun shot of some TA educators enjoying after school club time in the greenhouse. Dear TA Families, Happy May! We came back from break to find the daffodils in bloom, the lunch tents back up, and afternoon temps in......

  • Photo credit: Matthew Hayden Thetford Academy’s track and field teams had a strong opening meet at Windsor on Tuesday. Both the boys and the girls beat out all 8 other schools to take home their first win of the season. Individual athletes also had some exceptional performances, earning several new......

  • Congratulations to our varsity boys basketball team, Thetford Academy’s newest state champions! Thetford Academy topped rival Hazen in a exciting, hard-fought game in the Barre Auditorium this weekend. The Panthers were down by 10 at the start of the third quarter before making a gritty comeback that had fans on......

  • Guest post from Alpine Ski Coach Paul Dixon We had an action packed end of the season with virtually back to back races with the Southern District Championship at Bromley on Friday the 1st. The event carried a bit less weight and stress this year as all of the schools and......

  • 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......

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.