Throughout the semester, students in TA’s environmental studies and outdoor education course work toward an important milestone - the overnight solo experience. The experience at TA is similar to solos in programs like Outward Bound, and challenges students to spend time alone, connecting with nature and practicing self-reliance. Like the protagonist...

Dear TA Families, Campus is really quiet today as we enjoy this first day of the Thanksgiving holiday, and pause the busy school routines for our first break of the year. Thanksgiving Traditions We love traditions at TA - some of them dating back generations, like Founders' Day, and others newer in their creation,...

A partnership has been growing between Thetford Academy’s Culinary Arts program and the school garden. This fall, school garden coordinator Ehrin Lingeman and culinary arts teacher Jennifer Gernhard teamed up to ensure the garden’s harvest was enjoyed by as many people as possible. Gernhard’s “Cooking for Health” course led an initiative...

Audio storytelling – from long-form documentaries to short digital narratives – is a booming creative medium. Through radio, podcasts, and other forms of digital sharing, an audio story invites the listener into an experience that feels both intimate and immersive. At Thetford Academy, current 8th grade students are learning about the...



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


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