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Tilton SchoolTilton, New Hampshire, USA
Athol Murray College of Notre DameWilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Masters SchoolDobbs Ferry, New York, USA
Carson Long Military AcademyNew Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA
Saxtons River, Vermont, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
10 Long Walk, Saxtons River, Vermont, USA
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Summary: Vermont Academy's Mission Statement challenges us to develop "confident and independent learners." Our goal is to provide an academic program which inspires students to meet this challenge.
Department Director: Fanning Hearon
Average Class Size: 11
Full Time Teachers: 27
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Saturday Classes: Yes
Number of AP Courses Offered: 8
Summary: Vermont Academy creates the perfect setting to live and learn, because 85 percent of the faculty live on or near campus. Our dedicated instructors wear many hats, from teacher and coach, to dorm parent, advisor, and ultimately, mentor. Learning takes place in and out of the classroom, and these are lessons of life.
Department Director: Kyle Nelligan
Number of Dorms: 9
Average Students Per Dorm: 20
No. of Girls Dorms: 4
No. of Boys Dorms: 5
Dress Code: Other
Summary: Since Vermont Academy is primarily a boarding school, the residential life program is an integral part of our students’ lives. Living with peers, as well as teachers, on a daily basis, strengthens the relationships within our community. Our twelve residences range in size from small houses that accommodate as few as five students to larger halls housing as many as 60 students.
Whether you live in a small dorm or large, all of them offer a safe and comfortable “home-away-from-home” atmosphere that encourages respect, personal responsibility, cooperation and teamwork. Apartments adjoining each hallway house faculty and their families.
Our student proctors, who are elected student leaders, help to maintain a healthy and productive living situation and act as liaisons between the faculty living and working in the dorm and the students. Each dorm comes together as a group on a regular basis to discuss and focus on social issues, healthy lifestyles and effective decision making.
The Dean of Students oversees the residential program, and works closely with all proctors, dorm parents, class deans, the student activities director, and Health and Counseling Services. Together, they seek to support a healthy and rich dorm life for boarding students, helping their experience to be comfortable and as family-style as possible.
Clubs and Organizations
Summary: At Vermont Academy we believe that every student, regardless of ability or experience, should have the opportunity to participate in competitive sports. Our athletic programs focus on teamwork and sportsmanship, self-discipline, physical fitness, and fun.
Arts Department Director: Lisa McNealus
Athletics Department Director: Mike Atkins
Summary: At Vermont Academy we enjoy helping our students tap their potential as scholars, athletes, artists, and humanists, and are committed to helping them communicate their strengths, passions, and ideas. We strive to help our students find the colleges that match their abilities and interests and where they can be successful. From the moment they join our close-knit community we work closely with our students to determine the right balance of academic challenge and extracurricular activity to serve them well on the road ahead.
Department Director: Ann Atkins
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 98.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Will Curtis (Class of 1938) Author, Naturalist
Lee Stanley (Class of 1961) Film Producer
Joe Perry (Class of 1969) Aerosmith Guitarist
Jim MacLaren (Class of 1981) 2005 ESPY Award Winner
"I knew I wanted to go to college, just not where. Vermont allowed me another year to improve my SAT scores and decide which college was the best fit for me. The college counseling program was an indispensable help during my college search and application process. In my conflict resolution class we
-Scott Buckley, Class of 2002,
"Coming to VA was the best thing for me. It opened a lot of doors and opened my eyes to what is possible."
-Kevin Bernard, Class of 1976,
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