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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
PO Box 500, 10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Telephone
(802) 869-6229

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$31,702
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$58,541
Received Financial Aid
48%
Average Financial Aid
$30,700
From Vermont Academy

Here, students are free to unfurl and be their true selves while they discover their best selves: puck-shooting painters, math whizzes-turned-thespians, fashion-designing equestrian chemists, all-AP snowboarding cellists. Vermont Academy is rooted in Vermont values: independence, ingenuity, resilience, sustainability, and a love of the outdoors. We are the boarding school for students who didn't think they would like boarding school. Students are encouraged to explore, to tinker, and to innovate. They benefit from a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, a robust advising program, top-notch learning skills support, and over 120 courses. Vermont Academy competes in the NEPSAC and Lakes Region leagues and offers over 20 sports, including hockey, basketball, and soccer. Located on 450 acres of hills and forests in southern Vermont, VA offers unparalleled outdoor opportunities, including mountain biking, crew, skiing, and snowboarding. Students leave VA prepared to thrive in college and in life.

Vermont Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1230
45 responses
Average ACT
27
18 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
17%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
17%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Earth Day
    43%
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • thanksgiving break
    14%
  • Winter Carnival
    14%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    80%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Korea, Republic of, Spain
    International Boarding Students
    25%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    233
    43%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    14%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    50%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    50%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    38%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    43%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    14%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    29%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

    Vermont Academy Reviews

    45 reviews
    All Categories
    My sons are currently 9th and 11th graders. We first chose the school for its small size and sense of community. It’s a place where people know and care about each other. The teachers and staff form very positive relationships with the kids. The international programs were also a draw. Over time, I have come to appreciate the high quality of the teachers and instruction plus the small class size. It provides an ideal learning opportunity where they meet the kids where they are at and give them tremendous opportunities to grow - personally and academically. There are many AP classes and the opportunity to pursue whatever you are passionate about. The new Head of School is bringing vision and vitality. We couldn’t be happier with our choice of VA (the younger one wouldn’t even look anywhere else!) and highly recommend it!
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    I am a parent of a VA grad. She entered as a junior boarding student and her experience was absolutely fantastic. The faculty and staff work together to encourage the kids to take the right kinds of risks, to try new things and push themselves to grow both in and out of the classroom. While the school is small and intimate, the student body is international, so the kids get to know people from outside their own home communities. You can say that about a number of boarding schools, but my daughter and I agree that the faculty at VA are the most dedicated group - she learned so much about so many things! And when she felt overwhelmed by a busy schedule her advisor helped her to reach out to teachers and coaches to communicate and balance the demands. Her ability to advocate for herself was developed at VA, and she is using that ability to thrive in college.
    Vermont Academy faculty and teachers are incredible. They truly get to know the kids and find ways to bring out the best in them. My son started at VA as an anxious kid who did not have a lot of confidence. He excelled academically at his old school, but did not explore other options. At VA he has tried a lot of new things, continues to excel academically, and will be the lead in the play coming up. The transformation has been incredible! At VA they meet the kids where they are and help them find their own path to fulfillment and success. We cannot say enough about the incredible education he is getting too! The teachers are amazing, and so is the student body.