St. Johnsbury Academy is a coeducational boarding and day school enrolling students in grades 9–12 and a postgraduate year in northeastern Vermont. The Academy was founded in 1842. The Academy’s campus is situated on 150 acres in a small New England town.
There are six academic buildings including a fine arts center and technical education building, a large, modern library, an auditorium, nine dormitories, a gym and field house complex and a recently opened restaurant run by our own culinary students.
St. Johnsbury Academy’s academics and dedicated staff have been recognized by the US Deparment of Educations Blue Ribbon for School Excellence. Their program is designed to provide maximum flexibility so that a student may elect a course of study that meets his or her needs. The comprehensive curriculum includes over 220 courses, including twenty Advanced Placement sections. Other courses are offered at basic, standard, and accelerated levels. Eleven in-depth technical offerings and nearly forty arts courses round out the curriculum. In addition to four foreign languages, the Academy also offers an extensive English as a Second Language Program.
Academic and Sports Facilities
Carl Ranger Hall houses thirteen classrooms and the department’s writing lab, containing twenty-five PCs. Streeter Hall is the home to the science and technology departments. Newell Hall provides the foreign language department with extensive facilities for instruction, including two Tandberg computerized language learning systems. The Charles Hosmer Morse Center for the Arts provides extraordinary facilities, consisting of six fine-arts studios and an art gallery, a print and photography studio, two music performance studios with five practice rooms, a dance studio, and a 200-seat black box theater. The Mayo Center provides space for the Grace Stuart Orcutt library (20,000 volumes).
Alumni Memorial Gymnasium contains the basketball court, seating for 1,250. The Academy’s field house contains three multipurpose tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts; a 1∕12-mile indoor track.
Dormitories and School Residences
The Academy has nine dormitories. Faculty members reside in each dorm. The student-faculty ratio in the dorms is 6:1 allowing each student to be assigned one dorm parent who is his/her dorm mentor, and who communicates regularly with the student’s family. Boarding students care for their own rooms. Students have access to telephones and TV in common areas in the dormitories.
The town of St. Johnsbury is about one and a half hours east of Burlington. The town is very active with events including movies, music, arts, and stargazing happening weekly. International students will be able to make the most of the outdoors year round with hiking, biking, and snow sports.
Area population: 7,000
Town website: Town of St. Johnsbury
Estimated Fall Semester Start: Late August
Estimated Fall Semester End: Mid-December
Estimated Spring Semester Start: Early January
Estimated Spring Semester End: Early June
Other Services Offered:
916 (18% international)
Bates, Boston College, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve, Chicago, College of the Holy Cross, Cornell, Dickinson, Dartmouth, George Washington, Georgetown, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, RIT, Rhode Island School of Design, Stanford, Swarthmore, Tufts, Vassar, Wellesley, Wheaton, Williams, Worcester Polytechnic and the Universities of Denver, Miami, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pennsylvania, Saint Andrews, Toronto, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
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Closest International and Local Airports: Burlington International Airport (BTV), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
For Details Visit Website: St. Johnsbury Academy