Giving to Thetford Academy

When you make a gift to Thetford Academy, you support our mission to celebrate the unique worth of all students, nurture their growth, and challenge them to fulfill their potential. With your help, we are able to provide students with diverse academic and extracurricular opportunities. Your gift helps sustain TA’s robust arts program, our Panther athletics, the Thetford Outdoor Program, TA’s VEX robotics team, and more. With a wide range of challenging and exciting opportunities, every student at TA can find their own path.

We want to connect you to the giving opportunities that matter most. Below are some examples of how you can support Thetford Academy’s mission and priorities.

Annual Fund

Thetford Academy’s Annual Fund provides unrestricted support for day-to-day operations – from academics to the arts, facilities to faculty. Giving to the annual fund allows TA to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our vibrant school community. Annual giving is a whole-school investment that puts your gift to work where its needed most.

Academic Program

Thetford Academy’s academic program aims to inspire and challenge every student. Your gift to academics at TA supports curriculum development, innovation, and expanded academic opportunities for all learners.

Financial Aid

TA offers limited, need-based tuition scholarship support to families who wish to privately tuition their student(s) to the Academy. Your support will help us grow this important program and expand access to TA’s mission-driven education.

Arts Education

TA is known for its longstanding, enthusiastic commitment to the arts. We believe that creative expression is a valuable part of education and intellectual growth. Your gift to the arts supports the more 25 individual courses dedicated to the performing, visual, and practical arts at TA–and all of our student artists.


Go Panthers! TA’s three-season athletics program is known for its commitment to inclusivity, sportsmanship, and excellence. Your gift to athletics at TA supports our athletes on and off the field. You’ll help us provide state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, resources for team travel, and high quality coaching at every level.

Thetford Outdoor Program

With TA’s 295-acre campus, school garden, greenhouse, and access to the Thetford Hill State Park, our students have unparalleled access to the lessons of the natural world. Making a gift to TOP helps connect every TA student with outdoor, experiential learning and recreation opportunities.

How to Donate

To make a donation by phone:

Contact Patty McIlvaine, Director of Advancement
802.785.4805 x234

To make a donation by mail:

Please mail your check to:
Thetford Academy
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 varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.