Lyndon Institute

Lyndon Center, Vermont, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Founded in 1867, Lyndon Institute is a co-educational day and boarding school for students in grades 9 through 12 offering a college preparatory course of study, as well as courses in the arts, business, English as a second language, and computer applications and technology. Lyndon Institute's 27 buildings and 150-acre campus are centered around the historic village green of Lyndon Center in northeastern Vermont. The surrounding town of Lyndon has a population of about 6,000 people and is a safe, supportive community of exceptional natural beauty.

P.O. Box 127, College Road, Lyndon Center, Vermont, USA 05850

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Director of Admission: Don Steen
Admissions Phone:802-626-5232Fax:802-626-6138
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $50
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1867
  • Campus Size: 150 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Grades 9th-post-grad
Grades 9th-post-grad
Girls     37 227 264
Boys     48 240 288
Total     85 467 552

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $44,700
  • 5-Day Boarding: $31,930
  • Day Tuition Fee: $14,993
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 0.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $10,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Summary: The teachers and administrators of Lyndon Institute believe that learning is a process which continues throughout life, and that formal education should provide a sound basis for later development. We believe that the primary obligation of the school is to help the student to discover academic, artistic, technological, and athletic aptitudes; to encourage the development of goals appropriate to such aptitude; and to aid in developing the goals for the betterment of one's self and one's community. Lyndon Institute is an academic community providing students with excellent preparation for success in school, college, careers, and life.

Department Director: Adam Norwood

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 62

Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1

Number of AP Courses Offered: 14

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • 5-Day Boarding
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
  • College credit with area colleges
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Classics
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
  • Vermont History Philosophy G lobal Studies
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Philosophy
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Health
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Zoology
  • Forensic Science Structural Design through Physics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Programming
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • History of Music
  • Music Theory
  • Voice
  • Jazz Band World Music Select Choral Ensemble
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Ballet
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Metal
  • Modern Dance
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Stagecraft
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Outdoor Education
  • Personal Finance
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Environmental Stewardship
    Global Stewardship
    Innovation Engineering Career Academy
    Multiple Campuses - Three Campuses in China
AP Courses Available:
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • Physics B
  • Studio Art
  • US History

Summary: Lyndon Institute’s campus has 32 buildings with networked classrooms, a library (Dr. John H. Elliott Memorial Library and Monahan Academic Commons multi-media center, a 650-seat auditorium, a 250-seat dining hall and extensive sports facilities, including two gymnasiums, fields for football, soccer, field hockey, and softball and a new baseball field. Residential students live on campus in 3 large and 4 small cottage-style dormitories and enjoy a vast array of extra-curricular opportunities covering 14 different sports and over 20 different clubs and activities, such as Volunteer Club, Public Speaking Club and Dance Club. Burke Mountain, an international ski resort is only 15 minutes from campus offering winter sports and mountain biking.

Department Director: Robert Heath

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 6

Average Students Per Dorm: 15

No. of Girls Dorms: 3

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
Laundry Facilities 

Dress Code: Other

Student Life

Summary: Lyndon Institute prides itself on being a positive presence and contributing member of the community. Our students participate in a number of community service projects. Several on-campus amenities are available to the public: the track (for fitness,walking and running; the Simpson Nature Trail (hikes an picnics); the athletic fields (for youth programs); our 317 acre Binney Woods campus on Burke Mountain provides outdoor education opportunities; and other facilities host performances and continuing education programs. Vermont has been rated the Healthiest State in the United States for six years in a row.


  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Soccer and Field Hockey fields, nature trail

Clubs and Organizations

  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Future Bus. Leaders of Am.
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook

Summary: Lyndon Institute offers 24 courses in Dance, Music and Theater, as well as Visual and Fine Arts. 15 sports are offered to students, in addition to 29 interscholastic club and activities. The campus is 15 minutes from the Burke Mountain Ski Area, a great venue for weekend recreation, whether it's skiing, hiking or mountain biking.

Arts Department Director: Rebecca McGregor

Athletics Department Director: Wheeler Paul

  • A Cappella Group
  • Chamber Choir
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • World Music AP Music Theory AP Studio Art
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
Recreational Sports
  • Dance
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting

Summary: LI offers an Advanced/Honors Studies Preparation for students who plan on seeking admission to highly competitive universities and who are willing to commit to a more rigorous academic program. Lyndon Institute offers 14 AP Courses. A system of advisors and counsellors in both the academic program and the boarding program assures that every student is paired with a counselor who can advise on college and career choices.

Department Director: Sylvia Dodge

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 90.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

University of Vermont
Boston University
University of Michigan
Colby College
Boston College
Northeastern University
University of Washington
University of California, Berkeley

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

Dan Stahler (Class of 1992) Wildlife Biologist for the National Park Service

Quotes from Alumni

Summary: The Summer English Language program offers students from around the globe the opportunity to be a part of a residential community while attending an intensive English language program. Our four week intensive language program allows students to enjoy life in our one of a kind scenic area while developing their English fluency. We have developed our program to accommodate students at the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Upon arrival students are tested and placed according to their English language proficiency level. Students will spend twenty hours a week in the classroom. Classes will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, with an emphasis on communicative skills. Each week features twenty hours of morning classroom instruction. Every afternoon students will have an opportunity to take part in local cultural and outdoor activities. Working with their American buddies (local students who volunteer to accompany international students on their afternoon adventures) students will have chances to mountain bike, kayak, hike, swim and attend a variety of local events like a county fair, a farmer’s market or a free outdoor musical performance. In this way students have the opportunity to learn American customs, experience local culture and develop greater proficiency in the English language. Our summer program is a wonderful way for students to become accustomed to life in a private boarding school. In the final week of the program the iTEP test is administered to determine students’ proficiency levels after the intensive course work. Students between the ages of 14 and 17 are welcome in the program. All levels of English language proficiency are welcome. No test scores are required. As students experience the local American culture, they learn more than just English. They realize how to be responsible global citizens. Our school values diversity, fairness, inclusion and international understanding. Our program is

Department Director: Sandra Mings-Lamar

International Students Program

July 28, 2014 to August 25, 2014

The Summer English Language program offers students from around the globe the opportunity to be a part of a residential community while attending an intensive English language program. Our four week intensive language program allows students to enjoy life in our one of a kind scenic area while devel

Registration Deadline: July 24, 2014
Tuition: $5,000
Financial Aid Available:  No
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