Located in Saxtons River in Windham County VT, 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.
At Vermont Academy, we devote ourselves to creating confident and independent learners through close personal attention in a unique Vermont environment.
Statement of Purpose:
Vermont Academy is a small independent, secondary school, primarily boarding in nature, whose purpose is to prepare young men and women for entrance into and success at a college or university.
The Academy helps students discover their individual talents, and develops the character, strength and skills necessary for coping effectively with the challenge of success and failure in their lives.
Vermont Academy Core Beliefs:
Each member of the Vermont Academy community:
• strives to achieve high and reasonable standards in the pursuit of personal excellence;
• cultivates strengths and seeks to overcome challenges;
• embraces personal and direct interaction to address issues and resolve differences;
• considers the impact of their actions on both the immediate and world community, for the benefit of present and future generations;
• acts with the highest level of honesty and integrity;
• is important, has worth and dignity, and is viewed as an asset;
• will grow and develop, and is given the opportunity to do so here;
• seeks and gives help when appropriate.
Vermont Academy's goal is to develop confident and independent learners for life. 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. One hundred and thirty-two years after establishment the generous support of all involved help to ensure that students continue to receive a truly unique education.
Day & Boarding Programs for Students in Grades 9-12 and Postgraduate Year:
- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, social studies, foreign languages, visual and performing arts
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT, ACT
- Learning Skills Program
- English as a Second Language Program
- Off-Campus Programs including trips around the U.S. and abroad
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.
Students come from a variety of countries from around the world, including Canada, the Bahamas, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Rwanda, Uganda, Korea, China and Japan. We provide an orientation for all new international students that provides a chance to get to know each other and settle in before the start of the school year.
We give an English placement test in order to select the proper level of English class for that year. Students can study English at the intermediate ESL level, the advanced level (which is called English for International Students) or at the mainstream English level.
International students can also take US History for International Students in the History department. All of our other classes have a mixture of international and American students.
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|Address: Saxtons River, 10 Long Walk, Manchester, Vermont , USA|
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