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

  • Every year as the holidays approach, the Thetford Academy Alumni Association lights a memory tree in front of the White Building. Each bulb represents a lost loved one remembered by their fellow alumni, friends, neighbors, and family. Thank you to everyone who made a gift in memory of a loved......

  • The Yearbook Club is taking orders for the 2020-2021 yearbook. Get yours today at Ordering is open until June 13, 2021; cost is $35 for hardcover and $25 for softcover yearbooks. Direct any questions to Mark Weigel. It’s been a year like no other, you’ll want this one!...

  • Thetford Academy Drama is excited to announce two upcoming community performances of their one-act play, “Tracks,” by Peter Tarsi. The 40-minute existential drama, set in a subway station, explores the meaning of life and the impact of our everyday choices. A snapshot of the plot: “A group of strangers arrive......

  • TA students Mary Bosco and Eldon Crossett, supported by YATST advisors Kate Owen and Rebecca Walter, recently facilitated a global conversation between youth and adults at a conference session focused on the question: “What should be the purpose of school?” Thetford Academy’s YATST team (Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together)......

  • Former Mount Saint Joseph basketball coach Mark Benetato and filmmaker Duane Carleton joined students in Mr. Deffner’s Civil Rights Literature class on Monday. Carleton’s film “Divided by Diversity” (2016) explores what happened when five students from the Bronx, NY joined the Rutland school’s community after fleeing violence in some of......

  • TA’s musical theater production class will present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. For most of the school year, even this outdoor, socially distanced production seemed improbable. But when Vermont recently revised......



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.