St. Johnsbury Academy

About Us

St. Johnsbury Academy’s students come from 52 communities in Vermont and New Hampshire, nearly half of the American states, and over 30 different countries, forming a remarkably diverse yet cohesive and supportive community.

Our curriculum of over 220 courses includes 30 Advanced Placement offerings, 15 comprehensive technology-based programs, 40 offerings in the fine and performing arts, college-level engineering, four levels of ESL, and four foreign languages (French, Spanish, Japanese, Latin.) Our extra-curricular programs include over 40 interscholastic athletic teams, over 60 clubs and activities, intramural sports, international exchange opportunities, and weekly travel offerings.
With an enrollment of 900+ students (250+ boarders), St. Johnsbury Academy is able to combine the opportunities found only at the world’s largest and most selective boarding schools with the nurturing support and personal attention exclusive to the best small boarding schools.

Our mission focuses on character, inquiry and community. We expect our students to be good citizens, to study hard, become independent lifelong learners, and to give back to their community. Each senior must complete a Capstone project that will help to improve the quality of life for our school or the community.

Our location on Main Street in the town of St. Johnsbury puts students within easy walking distance of restaurants, theaters, several art galleries, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, and the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. Skiing and some of the best mountain biking trails in the country are less than 20 minutes away. National Geographic Adventure Magazine named St. Johnsbury America’s #1 small town for outdoor adventure. Vermont is one of the most beautiful and safest states in America.
Each student benefits from small classes (average 12). Our block schedule provides great flexibility, while ensuring each student completes a strong core curriculum. The Learning Center provides opportunities for both academic assistance and enrichment. While a strong advisor program and resident faculty mentor ensures that each student takes full advantage of all of the opportunities, challenges, and support the Academy offers.

We are committed to working with students with varied abilities and offer academic classes at four levels of instruction to meet the needs of each student. Our program can be especially helpful and attractive to non-native English speakers who benefit from both ESL and protected-language courses, while simultaneously being challenged by more rigorous offerings in math and science.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. St. Johnsbury Academy’s Commitment
  2. We will do all we can to help each student
  3. Help students become something bigger than themselves
  • Total Enrollment : 950
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 9-12, PG
  • Total Students : 950
  • Boarding Students : 250
  • Day Students : 700
  • ESL Offered : Yes
  • Summer Program : Summer ESL Program
  • Avg. Class Size : 12
  • Standard Application : Yes
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