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St Johnsbury Academy

Private Boarding School – St. Johnsbury , Vermont

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:

  • Academic progress reports
  • Airport transfer and greeting service
  • Assistance in acquiring books and material
  • Help with holiday accommodation
  • Help with travel services during holidays
  • Orientation service
  • Social progress reports

School Facts

Year Founded 1842

Student Population


Number of Students

916 (18% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

150 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • 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
  • 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
  • Newspaper
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Personal Fitness
  • Photography
  • Robotics
  • Scholars Bowl
  • Science
  • Soccer
  • Spanish
  • Student Council
  • Student Ministries
  • Swimming
  • Tech Crew
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Writing
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

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.

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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