Saxtons River United States of America
Vermont Academy

Thank you for considering Vermont Academy.


As you might imagine, Vermont Academy has a long history of experiential learning and outdoor experiences, including hiking, skiing, and camping. As a nod to our history, we have a thirty-foot ski jump that is an iconic centerpiece to our campus, adjacent to our ski hill where many students enjoy a Sunday afternoon during the winter months. In the arts, we are also very much a Vermont school, with our state hosting numerous writers' retreats and serving as home to authors and poets. One of the strengths of Vermont Academy is that its students embrace both the arts and athletics. We have many students who are, for example, playing D1 basketball after successful seasons at Vermont Academy and who were recognized as writers and artists, having earned accolades at the regional and state levels. Where else can you find extraordinary scholar-athletes who compete at such high levels and across disciplines?

  • Day school tuition N/A - $32650 USD
  • Grades for day school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Year founded 1876
  • Boarding school tuition N/A - $60590 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Co-ed



Admissions Information

Admissions Process

• Inquire. • Visit campus. • Interview. • Submit application form. • Take standardized tests.

Entry Requirements

• Interview • Application form • Standardized testing

Applicant Evaluations

Grades 9-10: SSAT. Grades 11-12 and postgraduate: PSAT, SAT, or ACT. International applicants: TOEFL or Duolingo English Proficiency Test.

  • First application deadline 1 February, rolling admissions after
  • Second application deadline Rolling


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish
  • Examinations available Advanced Placement - AP


Advanced Russian, Advanced Topics in Mathematics, Algebra II (honors), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Economics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics I, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, Biology (honors), Biotechnology/Bioethics, Chemistry (honors), Chinese 4, European History (honors), French 4/5, Geometry (honors), Physics (honors), Pre-Calculus (honors), Robotics: Advanced Topics in Control System Design, Robotics: Advanced Topics in Electrical System Design, Robotics: Advanced Topics in Java Programming, Robotics: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Systems Design, The Individual in Society (honors), World Literature (honors)

Use of technology in the classroom

The IT Department at Vermont Academy supports the technology of the entire campus and provides wireless internet access to all buildings using a network of about 75 wireless access points. As well, academic buildings have public multi-function printers / copiers / scanners available for student use. Internet access is provided by a dedicated 200+ Mbps circuit, and web traffic filters keep the content of unsavory or high bandwidth websites under control. Twenty servers, a multitude of switches, a fiber backbone between buildings, and a Wireless Mesh for buildings beyond the immediate campus extend the resources of our network to just about everywhere, including many outdoor locations. Most classrooms are equipped with projectors, and these, in conjunction with Tablet PCs used by faculty, allow for very interactive presentations. The IT Department provides support to faculty and students from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Internet access times for students run from 6 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. during the week, except during study time. Seniors and PGs are afforded 24-hour internet access. Vermont Academy is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school. We support mainly Windows-based and Mac-based computers. That being said, we do have a few recommendations for incoming students. A device with a fully functional keyboard is essential. Accidental damage coverage or adding the device to your home insurance is a great idea as quite a few student devices get damaged over the course of the school year. Purchasing Microsoft Office and some kind of malware / virus protection is also highly recommended. Examples of computers we often support are Lenovo and HP laptops in the $800 + range, Macbook Airs, and Macbook Pros.

Learning Support

The Learning Center at Vermont Academy models and supports behaviors that foster self-advocacy and independence. We work with students during their time here so that when they are ready to enter college, they are comfortable accessing resources on their own.  When we see a student begin to succeed in their academics, they shine with a new sense of confidence and interest in their work that is rewarding for students, their teachers, and their family.

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • Most common nationality US
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required No
  • Average class size 10

Living Accommodations

Our community is center to every we do at Vermont Academy and makes us a place like no other. By providing a small and supportive community our students feel known and are encouraged to grow and discover their voice. The lessons we impart in the classroom and dorms, on the fields and stage, provide our students with an education for life.

Schools Facilities

School Lunch

With the help and encouragement of several students, Dining Services has added a protein bar to the options available at lunch and dinner.   Designed to get healthier choices in front of students as well as faculty and staff the bar will feature a wide variety of items. So far it has been very well received with positive feedback providing recommendations of items folks would like to see.  The Dining Hall staff have been experimenting with different whole grain salads as well as dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and cheeses. Tofu, shrimp, bacon bits, grilled chicken, tuna and even seaweed salad have been very popular.  One advantage of the bar concept is that students get to make their own choices about what to put on their plates. It's also helpful that they can take just a sample of something new that may or may not be appealing.

Sports Teams

Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes