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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...


TA is pleased to welcome Brianne (Bri) Barnes to the team as Thetford Academy's new Director of Athletics and Activities. Bri brings a wealth of experience to the position, most recently serving as the Director of Athletic Programs for Hanover, NH's Parks and Recreation department and at Oxbow High School as Director of Athletics and Activities. Bri's experience in and enthusiasm for youth athletics is an asset to Thetford Academy's program. "I am incredibly excited to be joining Thetford Academy's outstanding athletic department, filled with great tradition and history. I am looking forward to meeting everyone on campus and being part...


Long-time faculty member Karen Heinzmann was honored with the Peters Family Dedicated Employee of the Year award at the year-end ceremonies in June. Initiated by TA educator and alum Ted Peters '63 in honor of his parents, this annual award spotlights a Thetford Academy employee for their deep commitment to nurture, support, and inspire students and the school community. Known affectionately as 'Madame' by generations of students, Karen has been a member of the world languages department for three decades, specializing in the teaching of French language and culture. Karen's impact on Thetford Academy expands beyond the French classroom, where...


Thetford Academy is seeking dynamic, skilled, and caring educators to join our team! We have open positions in our business office, special education department, food service program, and are actively recruiting coaches for our fall and winter athletics seasons. TA offers a competitive salary and benefits package in a vibrant learning community. As we strive to increase representation of BIPOC faculty and staff and diversify our community, candidates who would add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity at Thetford Academy are especially encouraged to apply. Visit the Thetford Academy employment opportunities page to learn more and apply. ...


The first Thetford Hill Fair was held in 1913 and if you're new to Thetford, it's a must-experience event. It's an old country fair, a tea party, rummage sale, plant and book sale, and neighborhood get-together. Neighbor Liz Ryan Cole wrote about the fair in Sidenote last year, "Our good cause is to raise money to provide care and management of the Thetford Hill Common. Our goal is to bring people together to enjoy themselves, to renew old friendships and make new ones." This year, the fair will be held on July 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Steve...

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