Enter a course name, school type and location:

Boarding School in Southern Vermont

Contact Our School

Image of Vermont Academy Vermont Academy:
Located in Saxtons River, a village in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont, Vermont Academy is a private, co-educational, college preparatory school, primarily boarding in nature, for grades 9-12 and post graduate. We are one hr and thirty minutes from Hartford, CT and two and a half hrs from New York. Our students are constantly challenged in the classrooms, on the athletic fields, and in the community as a whole. We believe in setting the bar high while also securing a safety net to catch those who fall short of their goals.

It is in the effort of trying that growth is made, and our faculty and staff are devoted to fostering a “try and try again” approach to success. Students come from a variety of countries from around the world, including Canada, the Bahamas, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Korea, China and Japan. Our dormitories have a mixture or international and American students, so that everyone can learn about different cultures and lifestyles. Our dorm parents have their apartment right in the dormitory with the students and participate with them in dorm activities. All of our students participate in sports and activities after classes.

Distance and driving time from:

New York City: 227 miles; 4 hours
Hartford, CT: 112 miles; 1 hour 30 minutes
Boston, MA: 117 miles; 2 hours 30 minutes
Montreal, Canada: 225 miles; 4 hours 7 minutes

Train (Amtrak) and bus (Vermont Transit Lines) service is available to the town of Bellows Falls, Vermont, approximately five miles from the school.

Location and Facilities:


Residential Life:
Our dormitories have a mixture or international and American students, so that everyone can learn about different cultures and lifestyles. Our dorm parents have their apartment right in the dormitory with the students and participate with them in dorm activities. All of our students participate in sports and activities after classes.

All of our students participate in sports and activities in the afternoons after classes. International students have the opportunity to learn sports which are not common in their countries, such as lacrosse and American football.

During the year we celebrate the global community on our campus by recognizing important holidays from different nations, trying food from different countries in our dining hall, and have musicians from different parts of the world perform for us, and having speakers who address global issues. We have a student run organization called Global Initiatives which raises money for various charities and helps us to celebrate each other’s cultures.

Going to school at Vermont Academy provides an excellent opportunity to learn about American culture and meet students from around the world.

School / Office Address: Saxtons River, 10 Long Walk
Email: Contact Us


Directions / Instructions:

Vermont Academy is easily accessible from Interstate 91 and Route 121. The school is one and a half hours from Bradley International Airport, which serves Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts.

From the south: Take I-91 to Vermont Exit 5. *Exit ramp will fork; take LEFT fork (ignoring signs for Routes 5 and 121 and Saxtons River to the right). The road will come to a T; at this intersection turn right onto Back Westminster Road and follow this road for approximately 2 1/2 miles until its junction with Rte. 121. Turn left onto Route 121 and proceed approximately 3 miles to the village of Saxtons River. In the village, you will see a sign for Vermont Academy on the right. Take the next right onto Pleasant Street and then the first left onto Burk Hill St., which leads into Vermont Academy's main entrance. Proceed up the hill onto the campus, bear right between Jones building (on your left) and the headmaster's residence (on your right). You may park in the designated spaces on your left just past the dorm.

The Admissions Office is the small cobblestone cottage close by the parking area and visible between the first two red brick buildings as you enter the campus.

From the north: Take Exit 5 off I-91 South. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right. Follow directions above for “from the south” .

From the east: Follow Route 2 west to I-91 to Vermont Exit 5. Follow directions above for “from the south”

Directions from Major Airports
From Bradley International (Hartford): approximate travel time, 1 hour 30 minutes
Exit the airport and take Interstate 91 north. Continue on I-91 until you reach exit 5 in Vermont, which is the Westminster, Bellows Falls exit. See directions for "from the south".

From Logan International (Boston): approximate travel time, 2 hours, 30 minutes
Exit the airport and take Interstate 93 back towards Boston. Look for the exit for Storrow Drive and take that exit. Continue on Storrow Drive until you see the exit for Cambridge and Route 2. Take Route 2 west to Route 140 north at Gardner, MA. Stay on Route 140 north until you come to Route 12 north.Take a left onto Route 12 north, heading toward Keene, NH. At the junction of Route 12 and Route 101, take a left and head west on Route 101 You will go continue through a rotary and then take a right onto Route 12 north which will head to Walpole, NH. You'll pass a yellow blinking light, and then take a left at Route 123, which will take you over the Connecticut River and into Vermont. Turn right on Route 5 north. Travel approximately 1/4 mile and then take a left at the sign for I-91. Go past the entrance to 91 and take a right on Back Westminster Road. Follow this road until it ends at Route 121. Take a left and continue into Saxtons River, approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Pleasant St. Turn left at the first Vermont Academy entrance, and proceed up the hill onto campus. Please park in the circular driveway. The Admissions Office is the small cobblestone cottage visible between the first two red brick buildings.

From Manchester Airport: approximate travel time, 2 hours
Exit the airport and take Route 101 west to Keene, NH. Take Route 12 north from Keene and follow the directions from Logan (above) from that point.

Related Schools & Programs. Inquire to our admissions team today:
Hillside School, Marlborough
Courses / Programs
Located in Marlborough, Middlesex County MA, 30 miles west of Boston, Hillside School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in Grades 5-9.

For over 100 years, Hillside has provided educational and residential services to boys who need to develop their academic and social skills. Hillside accommodates both traditional learners and boys with learning differences and/or attention problems.

Offering a structured, supportive, and challenging curriculum, Hillside allows students to develop academically, physically, spiritually, morally and socially while building their confidence and maturity.

Hillside's heart is in its boarding program, a core of stability and warmth offering a wealth of opportunities for learning tolerance, responsibility and cooperation.

Most faculty members live on campus, forming a neighborhood where adults, skilled in interacting with young boys, and in tune with their interests and concerns, are a nurturing and watchful presence at all times.
Boarding and Day Programs for Boys (Grades 5-9)

- Full Boarding Programs (including weekend)
- Weekly Boarding Options
- Middle School
- College Preparatory Curriculum with math, science, English, social studies, arts, music, physical education
- Farm Immersion Program where students stay at least one week during the year
- Athletics Program
- Health and Wellness Curriculum
- Summer School Program
The Greenwood School
Courses / Programs
The Greenwood School, located in Putney, southeastern Vermont, is a pre-preparatory boarding and day school for boys ages 9-14 who have been diagnosed with one of the following difficulties:

Dyslexia; specific language-based learning disabilities / learning differences (LD); receptive language and/or expressive language deficits; executive functioning deficits; attentional difficulties (ADD or ADHD); disorders of written expression; dysgraphia; or speech and language needs.

In fact, a combination of these learning disabilities / learning differences (LD) are often clustered together in most Greenwood students’ learning profiles. Despite their learning challenges, our students are highly intelligent and have significant talents in the arts, in woodworking, or in athletics.
Pre-preparatory Boarding & Day School for Boys Ages 9-14:

- Individualized remedial language training
- Writing
- Mathematics
- Science
- History and Social Studies
- Literature
- Art, Music, and Drama
- Remedial Speech
- Social Pragmatics
- Computer Technology
- Athletics
- Physical Ed. & Sports
- Summer Program...
St. Johnsbury Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, St. Johnsbury Academy is a private, independent, coeducational boarding and day school enrolling students in Grades 9-12.

Serving young people from more than 50 Vermont and New Hampshire towns and boarding students from more than 25 countries and as many U.S. states, the Academy is a remarkably diverse community that actively encourages each student, teacher, and staff member to Dream Big.

St. Johnsbury Academy is a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, and the Vermont Independent Schools Association.
Co-Ed Boarding & Day School for Students in Grades 9-12:

- Postgraduate year
- Advanced Placement program
- English
- ESL - English as a Second Language
- Fine Arts
- Health and Wellness
- Languages
- Mathematics
- Science
- Senior Capstone
- Social Studies
- STeM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)...
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Vermont and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
The Putney School
Courses / Programs
The Putney School is an independent co-educational boarding school for Grades 9-12 in Putney, Windham County, southern Vermont, just 115 miles from Boston. The Putney School is an educational community where expectations are high, and friendships are close.

In addition to a challenging college preparatory academic curriculum with AP, SAT and ACT courses, each student participates in the arts and in music to develop skills that will bring lifelong enjoyment. We also provide evening art classes, project week, a work program, summer school and an ESOL program.

As one of the first boarding schools in the country to embrace coeducation for high school, we have had a long time to develop a residential program that nurtures, empowers, and teaches. Students are spread across campus in nine small dorms, ranging from 10 to 30 students.

Student Dorm Heads coordinate dorm activities and functions, from nightly dorm cleaning to weekly meetings and special weekend events.
Boarding Programs for Boys & Girls in Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, history, modern languages, math, science, the arts, physical education
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparatory Courses ACT and SAT
- Extensive Arts and Music Program
- Evening Arts Program
- English for Speakers of Other Languages Program
- Project Week
- Work Program as Community Help
- Summer Program with arts and creative writing
Chamberlain International School
Courses / Programs
Located in Plymouth County MA, Chamberlain International School is a co-educational therapeutic boarding and day school, serving students ages 11-22 from Massachusetts, across the United States, and throughout the world.

We offer college preparatory and general education courses to both middle and high school students. As well as academics, Chamberlain offers on-campus diagnostic programming, individual therapy, psychiatric services, therapeutic groups, nursing care, and family therapy.

Chamberlain is co-educational with 98 boarding and 20 day students, typically 60/40 males to females. Students range in age from 11-22 and are in Grades 6-12. Some students stay beyond Grade 12 to participate in a transition program which may involve an apprentice program, college studies or both.

Chamberlain's students have a wide range of challenges, interests, insights, and potential. We have a 1:4 teacher-to-student ratio. Like everyone working at Chamberlain, teachers are profoundly committed to providing a great school experience for students who need strong support.
Therapeutic Boarding & Day Programs for Students Ages 11-22 (Grades 6-12)

- We offer college preparatory and general education courses to both middle and high school students.

- A strong focus of our academic program is on meeting the skills required in the core academic subjects: Literature, Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.

- Our students also benefit from additional studies in Foreign Language, Visual Arts, Automotive Technology, Physical Education, Health, and Study Skills.