With more than 200 years of school history, TA likes its traditions. Founders' Day, celebrated by generations of TA students, honors the founding members of Thetford Academy who opened the school in 1819. 2021 marked the 78th consecutive year that TA has celebrated its birthday this way.  Though it looked a...

Dear TA Families & Students, My weekly email today focuses on looking ahead to the next half of the school year. Below are 3 resources designed to provide the TA community with information about our 2nd semester plan and to support families with their decision-making process. 1. Video message to explain TA's...

Students in TA's Advanced Art class spent the first quarter of the fall semester honing their skills both technically and conceptually. They also participated in The Memory Project's Portrait Program, creating portraits of children in Venezuela to serve as memories of their lived experience. This quarter, students focused their...

Emily Bernard, UVM professor and author of Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s, and Mine visited Ms. Silver’s two English 10 classes on Wednesday, December 9th. After having read Bernard’s 2019 collection of essays, students crafted questions in preparation for the author’s visit and got...

Dear TA Families, Please note the following important program updates for the remaining weeks of Fall Semester: 1. January Calendar Changes We are extending the fall semester (and specifically the 2nd quarter) by one week. Please visit the TA Today page on the school website to review the online school calendar for all updates. Key...



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