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Tony Strat-Cortez joined TA's team last month as the school's first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. A 2009 graduate of Thetford Academy, Tony (he/they) brings a strong background in DEI and advocacy work to the role–including his own experiences at TA as a transgender and bicultural student. “Although some things have changed since my time as a student at Thetford Academy," Tony shared, "My experience being a biracial 'out' queer student at TA provides an important contextual understanding of life on campus." As DEI coordinator, Tony will build on the work of TA's 2021 Anti-Racism Task Force, facilitating conversations,...


On Saturday, TA was excited to welcome members of the Class of 2015 to campus for a belated celebration of their five year reunion. The small (but mighty) group of seven traveled from near and far to gather at TA's timber framed outdoor classroom. Toria Isquith, who was instrumental in organizing the event shared, "Most of us have been in school together since kindergarten! We left Thetford Elementary and walked over the bridge to TA." Back on campus together again, the class spent the afternoon reconnecting and reminiscing, playing corn hole, and sharing stories. Lyd Leitschuh enthusiastically assumed the role of grillmaster...


On Sunday, August 21, 2022, Thetford Academy will host two "back to school" events for students and families. At 4 p.m., TA invites students new to TA and their families to campus for an informal welcome event. The New Student Welcome is designed to give incoming TA students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with campus before the first day of school. With the support of TA staff and student ambassadors, new students are invited to walk their schedules, locate and test out their lockers, and ask any questions they have about being a student at Thetford Academy. At 5:00 p.m.,...


Thetford Academy's fall athletics season is quickly approaching! Sign ups are now open for soccer and cross country. Students and parents should have received an email from Athletics and Activities Director Bri Barnes with more information and the link to sign up. High school sports will begin on Thursday, August 18th, and middle school sports will start on the second day of school, August 24th. Athletes who have completed the sign up process will receive preseason tryout and practice times via email, as well as the 2022/2023 Athletic Handbook. Questions? Contact Director of Athletics and Activities, Bri Barnes.       ...


The Thetford Academy Parent Association (TAPA) will host two virtual information sessions on Monday, August 15, 2022. Parent organizer, Roseann Emerson, with the support of TA staff member Molly Dugan-Sullivan and Head of School Carrie Brennan, is working to reinvigorate the association, which has been largely dormant during the pandemic. Monday's information sessions, scheduled for 9:00 a.m and 5:30 p.m., are an opportunity for TA parents to learn more about how to get involved with and support Thetford Academy. Groups will discuss what kinds of opportunities for parent engagement worked well in the past and also have the chance to...


Shout out to the Thetford families who hosted two AFS (American Field Service) exchange students from Italy for the 20221-2022 school year.  We are grateful for their willingness to host TA students and make possible a wonderful exchange year for these students, their families, and our school and community. Right now, AFS is looking for host families in Thetford for exchange students who have already been approved for admission to Thetford Academy for the 2022-2023 school year.  Hosting an exchange student is great opportunity to make a difference in a young person's life. Hear more about the experience directly from an AFS student...

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