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Vermont Academy

Call: 802-869-6229
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Vermont Academy

At a glance

Location Saxtons River, VT Tuition $49,965
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 44%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $2,500,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment 10,500,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 61%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 241

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 10

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 20*
Average SAT Score (Math) 550
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 500
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 4
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Boston MA Area
Manchester NH Area
Southern Vermont
Springfield MA Area
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) 450 acres
Head of School Sean P. Brennan
Endowment 10,500,000

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

Full Time Faculty 65
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 52%
Faculty with doctorate 1
Faculty with masters 18
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 10
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Art History
Biology
Botany
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Math
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Discrete Math
Drama
Driver Education
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Equestrian Sports
Ethics
European History
Existentialism
Expository Writing
Field Ecology
Film Studies
Fine Arts
French
Genetics
Geography
Geology
Government/Civics
Grammar
History
Human Development
Humanities
International Relations
Journalism
Linear Algebra
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
Outdoor Education
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Physiology
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Russian
Science
Sculpture
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Speech
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
Trigonometry
World Culture
World History
World Literature
Writing
Zen Buddhism
A.P. Courses Offered
Studio Art
US Government & Politics
US History
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 241
Boys 156
Girls 85
% Boys/Girls 64%/36%
Boarding Students 179
Day Students 62
International
Australia
Canada
China
France
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Spain
Taiwan
Thailand
UK
United States
Alaska
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Carolina
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 15%
% of International Students 24%

Admission

E-mail admissions@vermontacademy.org
Web Address www.vermontacademy.org
Director of Admission Andrew M. Millikin
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 $2,500,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 44%
Acceptance Rate 61%
Total Applicants 398
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 40%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $28,675
Boarding Student Tuition $49,965
International Student Tuition $51,465

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 550
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 500
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 500
Average ACT Score 22
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Boston University
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
Connecticut College
Dartmouth College
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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
Harvard 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
ice hockey
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
snowboarding
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field
Extra-Curricular Activities
Other (Model U.N.)
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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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