School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Founded in 1867, Lyndon Institute is a historic school in New England that offers a STEM program, dual enrollment courses at nearby Northern Vermont University, 14 AP course options, and more than 20 visual, performing, and media arts courses. Lyndon Institute is located 10 minutes from Burke Mountain ski and mountain bike resort.
Lyndon Institute’s 150-acre campus includes nature trails, science labs, computer labs, a multimedia center/library, sports fields, an ice hockey arena, a greenhouse, and a track and field facility. A new student center was introduced in 2016.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Lyndon’s indoor track, boys basketball, girls slope-style snowboarding, boys giant slalom alpine skiing, and softball teams were all 2015-16 State Champions. Also, recently the field hockey team won he state title, while the boys ice hockey team made it to the finals.
Students choose from unique arts courses such as world music, ballet, graphic arts, culinary arts, and analog photography. Additionally, Lyndon offers several AP-level art courses.
DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
The school has traditional dormitories built in the past 10 years with modern facilities. Each dormitory’s lounge area is equipped with a television, a kitchen, and computers. The school organizes trips and activities such as professional sporting events, kayaking, and a learn to ski/snowboard program.
Visit School Site: Lyndon Institute
Visit City Site: Lyndon, Vermont
The Lyndon Institute Latin club earned the Silver Bowl (awarded to the top school in the state) they compete at various events each year including UVM, Harvard, and Yale.
Andrew Johnson - Nordic Skier, taking part in 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics and 2006 Torino Winter Olympics.
Judi St. Hilaire - track athlete, tookpart in 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics.
Moses Pendleton (dance company founder, MOMIX), Judi St. Hilaire (Olympic athlete), Andrew Johnson (Olympic athlete), Honorable Walter Cleary (Chief Justice of Vermont Supreme Court)
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 150 acres Campus Size
- 13% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size18
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsHumanities, STEM, Career and Technical Education
Accepting Students in GradesNo
ELTiS RequiredNot Accepted
What is your dream for your future, and how has this school helped you achieve it? My dream is that I want to be a game or game character designer or the drawing game character on the laptop. This school has year-long computer programming courses, and an app design class during the January Term. This helped me learn about creating programs for computers. What is your favorite class or teacher and why? My favorite class so far is World Music. I love playing the guitar and ukulele. In this class, I also learned how to play some other instruments. This class is really relaxing. Thre is less stress and homework. Also, this class gave me a chance to perform in several school concerts. My favorite teacher is Mr. Davis. He is also my dorm parent and my hockey coach. He is really nice to me. What is your favorite activity on campus and why - could be sport, art, club, etc. My favorite activity is ice hockey. I started playing hockey when I got here. It's a really tough but interesting sport. There is some risk, but I don't care at all. It's so fun. Tell us about living in the dorms and with other students. How has that helped you adjust socially and culturally into the USA? Living in the dorm is comfortable. Lyndon offers us everything that we need in the dorm for our daily life. Students who live in the dorm are nice to each other. I can hang out with students from a different country every day. I learned a lot about the other culture and made a lot of friends. What do you like best overall about this school? Is there anything here you could never experience in your home country? My favorite part about Lyndon is the environment around this school. It's a town and it makes me feel relaxed. There is no worry to rush every day. Also, the teachers here are so nice. They all treat me like their friends. It’s totally different from Chinese high schools. Back in China, I could never have a lot of free time to try different kinds of new activities and meet people from different countries.
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