St. Johnsbury Academy

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St. Johnsbury Academy 1000 Main Street St. Johnsbury VT 05819

About us

St. Johnsbury Academy, founded in 1842, is one of the United States’ exemplary schools (source: U.S. Department of Education), combining the resources, facilities, and curriculum of the world’s leading independent schools with the personal support and attention of the best small boarding schools. The Academy offers 21 Advanced Placement courses and Latin (excellent preparation for the Latinum).


LOCATION: St. Johnsbury, Vermont, is in the state’s Northeast Kingdom; 3 hours from Boston, 1 ½ hours from Burlington, Vermont, 3 hours from Montreal, Canada.


VISION: St. Johnsbury Academy believes that learning is most effective in a community atmosphere where collaboration and respect for others is part of the common daily business. Small classes, the advisory program, and a diverse offering of extracurricular activities all exist to support this community.


Today St. Johnsbury Academy remains unique among American independent schools in its ability to offer its students a truly comprehensive curriculum. This breadth of curriculum, supported by first-rate facilities and the resources to attract an outstanding faculty, has attracted national recognition as well as more than 240 boarding students from across the United States and around the world each year.

We Make Students 3 Promises:

1. When you go to St. Johnsbury Academy, you’ll become a better person and a better student, learning about other cultures.

2. At St. Johnsbury Academy, you’ll learn what your passion is. What do you love, what means something to you?

3. When you come to St. Johnsbury Academy, you will have an intellectual and emotional connection to making the world a better place.

Mission & Philosophy

St. Johnsbury Academy is a diverse, comprehensive, and independent educational community grounded by our traditions, our deep optimism regarding young people, and our commitment to academic excellence. Our mission embraces Character, Inquiry, and Community:

Character: To teach good character by modeling and fostering compassion, respect, responsibility, and integrity.

Inquiry: To foster a love for learning by challenging individuals to pursue knowledge, creativity, and intellectual self-reliance.

Community: To encourage each individual to understand his or her relationships, rights, and responsibilities within a community that is itself part of the larger world


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We begin considering applications in mid-January and acceptances are completed on a rolling basis until full enrollment, and then a waiting list is established.  A complete application file consists of the resident student application with essay, three recommendations from English and math teachers and a coach, counselor or advisor and transcripts from three previous school years.  If campus visits are not possible, we are able to conduct interviews via Skype.


• With 250 boarders, St. Johnsbury Academy is one of the largest boarding schools in Northern New England. The independent day and boarding school enrolls students from 50 communities in Northern Vermont and New Hampshire, nearly half of the 50 states, and 26 countries.

• Vermont Division 1 Athletics consisting of 48 teams participating in more than 20 different sports.

• A variety of clubs and activities; access to the natural beauty of Northern Vermont, with hiking, swimming and water recreation, Alpine and Nordic skiing, mountain biking and more.

• St. Johnsbury Academy Honor Code

The students of St. Johnsbury Academy are part of a learning community dedicated to molding superior character and excellent academics. They have high expectations of themselves and of their peers, and they depend upon their own honesty and integrity to uphold these expectations.


They believe that cheating, plagiarism, and any other action performed with malintent takes away from the fulfillment of their own true potential.

They respect their property, as well as the property of others.

•They share the objective of building a trusting community that provides a safe, secure, and productive learning environment. By signing the Honor Code, students indicate that they understand the expectations and goals of the St. Johnsbury Academy community, and agree to uphold them in their entirety in order to maintain personal and academic integrity.

Wir bieten

• Diverse 220 course cirriculum

• 21 Advanced Placement courses, including English Language, English Literature, European History, Psychology, US Government and Politics, US History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, French, Japanese, Spanish, Music Theory, Studio Art

• Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STeM)—college-level engineering courses

• Learning support programs

• Pre-professional visual and performing arts

• 5 Languages: Latin, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish

• Clubs/Activies: Academy Theatre, Art Club, Audio Visual Interns, Band,

Bowling Club, Car Club, Chess Club, Community of Concern, Community Service Resource Center, Counterpoint, Creative Writing Club, Dance Club, Debate Team, Dorm Council, Dynamic Youth Mentors, Environmental Club, Fashion Club, FIRST Robotics Team, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America, GSU Guitar Club, Hilltones, Indoor Soccer Club, Intaglio Society, International Movie Club, Intramural Program, Japan Club, Knitting Club, Lamp Yearbook, Lyceum Math League, Model UN, Mountain Biking Club, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Photographic Society, Pottery Club, Quiz Bowl Team, Skills USA, Smoking Cessation & Education, Spanish Club, Speaking Buddies, STeM Club, Student Government, “The Student” Newspaper, VTLSP (Vermont Teen Leadership Safety Program)

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