Student Life

At Thetford Academy, we know student life is an important complement to academics.

Extracurricular opportunities give students a chance to try new things, meet new friends, and explore their interests and passions. With three-season athletics and more than 20 different clubs and activities, there is a place for every student at TA.

Student News

  • Thetford Academy’s Schoolhouse Rocks summer concert series opens its second season this Sunday with a performance from Burlington’s bluegrass greats Good Gravy. Good Gravy members Joe Agnello, Jeff Wilson, and Jack Vignone pay homage to bluegrass legends Tony Rice, Norman Blake, and Doc Watson – a show you won’t want......

  • Dear TA Families, I’m sending my final weekly email of the year. Thanks for reading along with me and staying connected to school happenings these past 10 months! Congratulations to the Class of 2024!  We had three special send-off events for the seniors last week: Baccalaureate with families on Sunday evening, Class......

  • On Friday, June 14, Thetford Academy celebrated its 205th commencement ceremony honoring the graduating Class of 2024. After a long week of dismal weather forecasts for the event, the predicted rain suddenly disappeared from the forecast, replaced by a perfect evening for an outdoor celebration. With the mountains providing an......

  • As the year draws to a close, Thetford Academy’s teachers continue to design rich learning experiences for students. Culminating projects are designed to bring together the ideas, information, and skills students have learned over the course of the semester and put that learning into practice. For example, in Scott Ellis’s......

  • Dear TA Families, The end of the school year is a big balancing act between celebration and rigor, and sometimes the silly and the serious. We had our fair share of silly today, as we arrived at school this morning and found the quad crowded with tents and the interior of......

  • We remember our WWII veterans with appreciation this D-Day. Nurse Ellen will return medications that students have had at school, the week of June 10th. Summer Food Program for Lower Income Students There is money available for summer lunches ($120 per child). If you already have an EBT (electronic benefit......



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.