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Vermont Academy:
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.

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Vermont Academy Mission Statement:

Photo of Co-Ed Boarding High School in VermontAt 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.

Our Goal:

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

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.

International Students:

Image of Co-Ed Boarding High School in VermontStudents 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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Brewster Academy is a a co-educational boarding and day school for Grades 9-12 that focuses on technology. Located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (2 hours north of Boston), we provide students with the academic, personal, and social skills necessary for success in a university or college, and for life.

Our curriculum, delivered using best practice methodologies, aims to maximize retention of skills and content through a collaborative, student-centered, mastery-learning program.

It is recommended that students enroll in the most challenging courses possible and, where appropriate, elect Advanced Placement and accelerated levels. Brewster graduates record more than a 95 percent retention rate from their freshman to sophomore year in college compared to the national average of about 75 percent.
High School Boarding / Day Programs for Stundents in Grades 9-12:

Subjects / courses include:
- English
- Mathematics
- Science
- History
- Foreign Language
- Spanish
- French
- Fine and Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- Music
- Theatre
- Academic Support Programs
- Instructional Support (IS) Program
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
Berkshire School
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Berkshire College is a co-educational boarding school for Grades 9-12 in Sheffield, New Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts (New England). At Berkshire, we offer a first-rate academic program, distinctive opportunities in the arts, and excellent athletics.

We provide an exceptional college preparatory curriculum with PSAT, SAT and ACT as well as AP offerings in all disciplines. It is what happens at the periphery of this exceptional core that sets a school apart.

As part of the Berkshire Model, learning for the 21st century, we offer our students an advanced math/science research program, the Center for Sustainability with environmental education, pro vita courses on topics of interest, and the Center for Writing and Critical Thinking. Berkshire School is a community that values accountability, responsibility, and respect.

With our solid foundation in academics, students also gain confidence and respect living in a nurturing and caring atmosphere within one of our ten dormitories.

All of our dormitories feature vertical housing, or students of all ages and grades; freshman through seniors. Our seniors are called upon to be leaders and role models in each dormitory.
Boarding Programs for Boys & Girls in Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, fine arts, history, languages, mathematics and science
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses PSAT, SAT and ACT
- Pro Vita Courses for Topics of Interest
- Advanced Math/Science Research Program
- Center for Writing and Critical Thinking
- Center for Sustainability with Environmental Education
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)
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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:
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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
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Milton Academy, Boston
Courses / Programs
Located in Milton MA, 8 miles south of Boston, Milton Academy is a private, preparatory, co-educational boarding school offering a rigorous Grade 9 - 12 curriculum.

Today, both young people and adults at Milton cite the diversity of the school community as a crucial element of living and learning. Students and faculty who are here, as varied and exciting as they are, attract others who want to learn and to teach in an environment this stimulating.

One of Milton's strengths is that the school offers the benefits of a boarding school and a day school. The full involvement of both of these student populations in the life of the school enhances and broadens the experience of each of the respective groups. Both boarding students and day students lead and participate in all aspects of School life.
Co-Educational Boarding High School (Grades 9-12)

Departments include:
- Classics
- English
- History
- Mathematics
- Modern Language
- Music
- Performing Arts
- Physical Education
- Science
- Visual Arts