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Vermont Academy

Call: 802-869-6229
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Vermont Academy

At a glance

Location Saxtons River, VT Tuition $48,275
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 44%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $1,200,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1 Endowment $7,300,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 74%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 217

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 11

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 46*
Average SAT Score (Math) 550
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 485
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 9
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Southern Vermont
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-12, PG
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1876
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 515
Head of School Sean P. Brennan
Endowment $7,300,000

History

Steeped in tradition, Vermont Academy was founded in 1876 as a coed boarding and day school, grades 9 - 12 and a postgraduate year. The compact campus is situated in Southern Vermont on 450 beautiful acres. Vermont Academy provides each student with a foundation rich in academics, athletics, performing and visual arts, and global citizenship. The passion and caring of its faculty instill in students a love of learning -- inside the classroom, on the playing fields and stage, and in the world. VA offers 23 robust athletic programs including soccer, lacrosse, crew, mountain biking, ice and field hockey, and basketball to name just a few. Okemo Mountain is home to VA's competitive Sports-on-Snow program.

Academics

% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 52%
Faculty with doctorate 2
Faculty with masters 18
Student/Faculty ratio 7:1
Average Class Size 11
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chorus
Community Service
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Driver Education
Economics
Electives
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Equestrian Sports
Film
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
History
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Science
Sculpture
Studio Art
Study Skills
World Culture
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language
French Language
Spanish Language
Studio Art

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 217
Boys 138
Girls 79
% Boys/Girls 64%/36%
Boarding Students 165
Day Students 52
International
Canada
China
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Hong Kong)
Spain
Thailand
United States
Alabama
California
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island
Texas
Vermont
Washington
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 15%
% of International Students 28%

Admission

E-mail admissions@vermontacademy.org
Web Address www.vermontacademy.org
Director of Admission David Hodgson
Admission Application Apply to Vermont Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Awarded $1,200,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 44%
Acceptance Rate 74%
Total Applicants 398
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 32%
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (SLEP)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $26,750
Boarding Student Tuition $48,275
International Student Tuition $47,100

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 550
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 485
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 480
Average ACT Score 22
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Boston University
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
Connecticut College
Dickinson College
Emory University
Franklin and Marshall College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Lawrence University
Middlebury College
New York University
Northeastern University
Occidental College
Pitzer College
St. Michael's College
Skidmore College
St. Lawrence University
Syracuse University
Trinity College
University of Richmond
University of Vermont
Wesleyan University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 99%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
cross-country skiing
cycling
equestrian
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
other (Snowboarding)
skiing (downhill)
soccer
tennis
Recreational Sports
canoe
dance
equestrian
horseback riding
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skating
skiing
table tennis
tennis
volleyball
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dance Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Honor Council
International Club
Model UN
National Honor Society
Other (Cum Laude Society)
School Band
Student Government
Student Jobs Program
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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  • May 27, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Vermont Academy: If someone were to ask me, "What the best thing that's ever happened to you?" I would tell them Vermont Academy. I have attended Vermont Academy for four years, and just graduated two days ago. Going to VA has gotten me a better education and high school experience. Vermont Academy is a small boarding and day school located in Saxtons River, Vermont. There are two hundred and thirty students who attend the school. One hundred and sixty of which are boarding students. The student to teacher ratio is seven to one. Since VA is such a small school, you get to know every member of the community. You are know as a name instead of a number. You even become very close with the faculty. This makes it very easy to receive extra help from your teachers when it’s necessary. Everyone wants to see you succeed and grow as an individual. VA gives students the opportunity and environment to thrive in academics, athletics, and leadership roles. My experience at Vermont Academy has been very positive. I was first attracted to VA for the snowboarding program. I have snowboarded since the age of four, and started competing at the age of eight. So being able to continue snowboarding in high school was very important to me. When I talked to the snowboard coach, I knew that the snowboard program would be a perfect fit for me. I would be able to snowboard every day during the winter, whether it was on the ski hill or at Okemo mountain. This was not the case for many other schools that I looked at. I realized during my tour that VA was a perfect fit for me in every way possible, and not just because of the snowboarding program. I immediately felt at home and welcomed by everyone on campus. I strongly encourage anyone who is even thinking about applying to Vermont Academy to tour the campus and experience this first hand! I have been able to become very close with many people over my four years here. This is because I am constantly with them experiencing similar situations, and if we are faced with a challenge, we help each other to overcome it. Since being there, I have made many bonds, connections, and friendships that will last me a lifetime. I am very grateful for all the opportunities VA has given me, as well as life lessons they have taught me. I absolutely love everything about Vermont Academy. I don’t regret going to Vermont Academy, and neither will you! As the years progress, Vermont Academy is becoming more selective with prospective students. They having been growing their programs and taking large strides in the right direction. Mr. Brennan, the current head master of Vermont Academy has nothing but good ideas, visions, and wishes for VA’s future. He has already demonstrated this in his short four years at the academy. He is very dedicated to both the school and it’s students. In my eyes Vermont Academy is the best boarding school out there. You need to apply, and come visit the campus to see for yourself.

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Contact Info

Phone 802-869-6229
Address 10 Long Walk, PO Box 500 - Saxtons River, VT 05154
Website www.vermontacademy.org 
Email admissions@vermontacademy.org 
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