Vermont Academy



10 Long Walk, Saxtons River, VT 05154 Visit Website | 802-869-6200 |


Cost: For the 2010/11 school year, day student tuition is $24, 000. Parking: Yes
Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is a coal, college preparatory located on a 515-acre campus in southeastern Vermont. VA is both a day school and boarding school. About 70% of the boy and girl students live on campus.

Total students:  228 from 30 states and 12 countries (46 international students); 43/57 girl/boy ratio.

Vermont Academy's purpose is to recognize the potential and value of every student and prepare them to thrive in college and life. Vermont Academy's mission is to provide a supportive community and close personal attention to its students, with the goal to develop confident, active learners and respectful citizens.

Some highlights:

    •    350-seat Performing Arts Center
    •    Wireless technology with HP Tablet PCs
    •    Dance studio with Harlequin hard-wood sprung floor
    •    Observatory with high-powered telescope
    •    Winter Snow Park on campus for skiing, snowboarding, and jumping

    •    7:1 student-teacher ratio
    •    AP, honors and advanced-level classes
    •    Advisor System:  5-6 advisees per advisor; meet 4 times per week

  Athletics and Outdoor Activities
    •    18 sports levels offered
    •    20 km. of trails (for cross-country running and skiing, snowshoeing, and walks)
    •    Skiing/snowboarding at Okemo and Bromley
    •    Horseback Riding Program at Winchester Stables
    •    Outdoor Challenge (hiking, rock-climbing, kayaking, canoeing, camping)

Studio and Performing Arts
    •    Theater  (3 productions per year, theater intensive, technical theater)
    •     (theory, appreciation, electronic vocal and jazz ensembles)
    •    Dance (winter and spring intensives:  ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, African, modern, etc.)
    •    Studio Art (painting, drawing, pottery, 3-D art, portfolio development)
    •    Filmmaking, photography


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