Your gift to TA helps us provide students a strong start.

When a student joins the Thetford Academy community, the sky’s the limit. They stand at the beginning of a lifetime of opportunities, choices, and challenges. It is an exciting time and can both inspire and overwhelm.

We want TA to be the firm ground our students start from, and the safe place they can always land.

Support the next generation of TA students as they embark on their own journeys. Your donation to TA’s annual fund supports academics, athletics, and the electives and extracurricular activities that inspire our students every day.

Our Students

“I think it’s amazing how well the teachers are dealing with all the things they have to do—all the craziness of school now. My pod leader always has positive energy, she always has a smile on her face. It’s very nice to have some- one who’s always looking at the bright side of things and keeping everything whole to get us through this period of time.”

Mason LeFevre, Class of 2022

Our Alumni

“So many TA teachers, coaches, and mentors influenced my life. Fred Tefft taught me how to be a resourceful and caring person. Joe Deffner was an amazing teacher and coach and always pushed us to do our best. Karen Heinzmann inspired me to be creative and have fun no matter the situation. I have nothing but fond memories of Thetford, my classmates, and my teachers and feel very fortunate to have had TA in my early development.”

Josh Neirman, Class of 2004

Our Community

“We appreciate the joy and energy that emanates from the athletic fields at Thetford Academy every day—it brings a real, live vibrancy to our community and home on Academy Road. Our daily walks on TA’s trails enhance our connection to Vermont and make us feel a part of the cycle of the seasons. There is multi-layered benefit to living near TA, a beauty and a spirit that we value.”

Edie Heilman and Richard Weissman,
Thetford residents

Ways to Give

To make a donation by phone:

Call Patty McIlvaine, Director of Development
802.785.4805 x234

To make a donation by mail:

Please mail your check to:
Development Office
304 Academy Road
Thetford Center, VT 05075

To make a donation online:

Click the button below to donate via our secure web form.



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.