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Author: Carrie Brennan


Dear TA Families, The 8th graders reminded us this week of the power of venturing out to explore new places and try new experiences. The Class of 2028, with a team of TA teacher-advisors, spent Monday and Tuesday at the Aloha Foundation's Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee. This was an awesome opportunity for individual...


The following letter accompanied students' report cards, which were distributed on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Caregivers, Enclosed you will find your student’s first semester report card as well as a brochure about the TOP summer outdoor leadership program. Junior families will also find information from the counseling...


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 over...


TA robotics is having another good year, with competitive middle school and high school teams earning accolades at VT/NH meets. The recent competition in Belmont, New Hampshire on Jan. 13 featured an exceptional performance by one of the TA groups.  The team known as ‘String Theory 4886S’, including Aden Perry ‘24,...


Dear TA Families, What do we mean when we describe something as 'high stakes' in an education setting? Usually the phrase is associated with various kinds of testing, such as required state assessments, a heavily-weighted course final, or college entrance exams - the outcomes of which can have a major impact...


Photo credit: Dan Grossman. Deb Sanders-Dame (right) and Molly Dugan-Sullivan volunteer at the Woods Trail Run registration table. After serving students for more than four decades, Thetford Academy's Director of Special Education Services, Dr. Deb Sanders-Dame, will retire at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. Sanders-Dame, also known as...


Dear TA Families, Early January is a busy time of transition, as we return from holiday break and immerse ourselves back into classes for the final stretch of the semester. Students are working on culminating projects, essays, performances, exams, and reflections. This is an especially intense period for high school students, whose current roster of...


Dear TA Families, Last week I featured students taking their learning onto the stage, over the airwaves, and into the woods in the 'student learning spotlights' section of my weekly email. Today I want to share more examples of TA classes and clubs testing their knowledge and skills in real world settings during the culminating weeks...

our VALUES

Excellence

We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.

Commitment

We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.

Cooperation

We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.

Caring

We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.

Diversity

We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.