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Number of Students

960 (22% international)

SAT Average




St Johnsbury Academy

Private Boarding School – St. Johnsbury , Vermont

St. Johnsbury Academy was founded in 1842 and remains nationally recognized for its unique approach to education - combining the qualities of a larger private institution with personal attention and support. St. Johnsbury Academy offers a comprehensive college prep curriculum of over 200 programs that include Advanced Placement classes and technical courses, five foreign languages, and an extensive ESL program designed to support its international students.

St. Johnsbury Academy is situated in a traditional village-style campus in the town of St. Johnsbury; a charming New England enclave less than 3 hours from Boston. The campus features fine-arts studios, a print and photography studio, music performance studios and practice rooms, an 800-seat auditorium, a 250-seat black box theater, a 20,000-volume library, an indoor pool, tennis courts and a 1.5 mile track.

Sports and Arts
St. Jonhsbury’s interscholastic athletics has a competitive atmosphere; since the fall of 1894, the Academy has taken part in one of the oldest football rivalries in the nation with Lyndon Institute. The Academy’s Arts program provides an extremely diverse range of 40 courses and extracurricular opportunities, from printmaking and culinary arts to student-directed plays.

Dormitories and Student Life
Faculty members reside in each dorm. Each student is assigned one dorm parent who is their dorm mentor, and who communicates regularly with the student’s family. Students have access to telephones and TV in common areas in the dormitories. Each dorm has laundry facilities and storage areas.

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

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population


Number of Students

960 (22% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

60 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



  • Acting
  • Anatomy and Figure Drawing
  • Band
  • Celtic Arts
  • Chorus
  • Clay
  • Dance
  • Digital Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Guitar
  • Fashion Design
  • Filmmaking
  • Foundations of Drawing and Painting
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Appreciation
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Stagecraft
  • Strings Ensemble
  • Studio Art

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Psychology
  • Senior Seminar
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • A Cappella
  • Academic Team
  • Anime
  • Book Club
  • Bowling
  • Car Club
  • Chess
  • Clay Club
  • Community Service
  • Dance
  • Dorm Council
  • Environmental
  • Fashion
  • Fencing
  • Film Production
  • French Language
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • German
  • Hip Hop
  • Intaglio Society
  • International
  • Japanese Club
  • Jazz Band
  • Knitting
  • Latin
  • Literary Society
  • Manga Club
  • Math
  • Model United Nations
  • National Honor Society
  • School Newspaper
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Personal Fitness
  • Photography
  • Robotics
  • Scholars Bowl
  • Science
  • Soccer
  • Spanish
  • Student Council
  • Student Ministries
  • Swimming
  • Tech Crew
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Writing
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

American University, Berklee College of Music, California College of the Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Pace University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Syracuse University, Temple University, University of California, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, University of Rochester, University of Vermont, University of Washington, Vassar College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: Burlington International Airport (BTV), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
For Details Visit Website:   St. Johnsbury Academy

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