This March, Thetford Academy debuted a new, bold look for its website. Designed by Burlington-based Pluck, the site's refresh aimed to reflect today's TA, while honoring the history and traditions that have connected the school community for over 200 years. Now in it's third century, TA is looking ahead with...

TA students Mary Bosco and Eldon Crossett, supported by YATST advisors Kate Owen and Rebecca Walter, recently facilitated a global conversation between youth and adults at a conference session focused on the question: "What should be the purpose of school?" Thetford Academy's YATST team (Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together) spent...

Former Mount Saint Joseph basketball coach Mark Benetato and filmmaker Duane Carleton joined students in Mr. Deffner's Civil Rights Literature class on Monday. Carleton's film "Divided by Diversity" (2016) explores what happened when five students from the Bronx, NY joined the Rutland school's community after fleeing violence in some of...

TA’s musical theater production class will present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. For most of the school year, even this outdoor, socially distanced production seemed improbable. But when Vermont recently revised...



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 carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.