Vermont Academy

Saxtons River
, VT
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
200
Students
80%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
30
Sports
1876
Year Founded

Description

Vermont Academy is a small, New England boarding school serving 200 students in the majestic Green Mountains, renowned for handcrafting an extraordinarily unique education for each student. We teach our students how to rely on their inner compass and head toward their true north. We encourage adventures, ideas, natural interests, free thinking and lifelong growth.

Vermont Academy’s educational philosophy is based on four historic values of ingenuity, independence, community, and love of the land. These values create the underpinnings of an early bound book called The Vermont Academy Way, and they represent the framework shaping the development of today’s curriculum.

Unique Characteristics

’77 Snow Park – Our on-campus snow park features snowmaking, a rope tow, rails, jumps, and boxes. There are three ski jumps of different sizes that have become a staple of our campus scenery. Our thirty-meter ski jump is an iconic centerpiece to our campus, adjacent to our ski hill where many students enjoy a Sunday afternoon during the winter months. We also offer optional weekly (remove weekly) team trips to Woodman Gymnastics in Brattleboro, where our freestyle team has access to two-fly bed trampolines and a foam pit. We compete in the Lakes Region League within the NEPSAC, skiers also have the option to compete in the USASA Southern Vermont Series, USSA A-Level Freeride Series, as well as many local rail jams. Our on-campus snow park includes a ski slope, rope tow, snowmaking equipment, lighting, and state-of-the-art grooming equipment. There are three ski jumps of different sizes that have become a staple of our campus scenery. 

Center for Learning – The work we do with students during their time at Vermont Academy helps to develop behaviors that foster self-advocacy and independence. Our students become comfortable accessing resources on their own, preparing them for a successful college career. While some of our Center for Learning students have diagnosed learning differences, others do not. Our tutors help with key skills such as organization and time management – a struggle for almost all teenagers, regardless of learning style.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • University of Vermont
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Trinity College
  • Hobart & William Smith
  • St. Lawrence
  • Northeastern University
  • Penn State
  • Purdue University
  • NYU 

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

No SSAT Required
Rolling Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway
SSAT SAO

Student Body

200
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

China, Canada, Spain, South Korea, Dominican Republic. 

Location

Address10 Long Walk, Saxtons River, VT 05154
Nearby Airports
Boston Logan International Airport
Bradley International Airport
Albany International Airport
 
 
Campus Size450 Acres

Contact Information

Nora Dock
Admissions Director
Dr. Jennifer Zaccara
Head of School
802-869-6229
Phone