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St. Johnsbury Academy

Established: 1842
Blue Ribbon

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Founded in 1842, St. Johnsbury Academy offers over 200 courses, including more than 30 AP classes and the AP Capstone Diploma program, seven engineering and robotics courses, and four foreign languages. A National Blue Ribbon School, St. Johnsbury also has an extensive ESL program, a biomedical and health sciences certificate, and dual enrollment partnership with Southern New Hampshire University and Colby-Sawyer College.

St. Johnsbury Academy’s village-style campus is situated in a traditional small New England town. The campus features a photography studio, music performance studios, a 250-seat black box theater, a 20,000-volume library, an indoor pool, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor tracks, and many more professional-quality facilities and amenities.

Students can choose from dozens of interscholastic sports teams including skiing, ice hockey, and ultimate Frisbee. Recently, athletes have taken home state championships in field hockey, indoor track, boys and girls basketball, and boys alpine skiing.
Students can choose from over 40 unique art courses such as clay, stagecraft, and fashion design. Many students win the State and National Scholastic Art Award each year.

St. Johnsbury has received the Blue Ribbon School award, had two National Merit Finalists and 59 Scholastic Art Awards in 2019, and placed first in the 2019 Catamount Arts 48 Hour Film Slam. The 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy.

Faculty members reside in each dorm, and each student is assigned a dorm parent who acts as the student’s mentor and communicates regularly with the student’s family. Students choose activities for the school to plan, such as concerts and wilderness excursions.


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Awards and Accomplishments Of School

National Blue Ribbon School, Biomedical and Health Sciences Certificate Program, Environmental Studies Field Semester, 2018 Vermont State Field Hockey champions, 2019 Vermont State Girls Indoor Track champions, 2019 Vermont State Boys and Girls Basketball champions, 2019 Vermont State Boys Alpine Skiing champions, Award-winning theater and robotics clubs, 2019 Vermont state Science Olympiad champions, Several State and National Scholastic Art Award winners

School News

An 11th grade student of ours, Scarlett Wu, won the Annual Vermont Archaeology Month High School Paper Contest! This is the 2nd year in a row that a student from St Johnsbury has won this award. Congratulations Scarlett!

Famous Alumni

1) Cheol Joo Lee aka Basick 2006,- Korean rapper, 2) Taylor Coppenrath – Professional basketball player, 3) Calvin Coolidge – US President, 4) Thaddeus Fairbanks - Inventor of Platform Scale, 5) Susan Dunklee - Olympian, 6) David Hale, 1969, Global Economist, 7) Linda Richards - America’s first trained nurse

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 60 acres Campus Size
  • 20% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
Average Class Size
SAT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Football, Football, Golf, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Skiing, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling
3D Art, Acting, Celtic Arts, Dance, Digital Art and Design, Directing, Drawing and Painting, Fashion, Fashion, Film Production, Film Production, Painting, Photography, Portfolio, Sculpture, Sculpture - Clay, Studio Art, Theater, Water-Based Painting
Band, Choir, Guitar, Jazz Band, Music Theory, String Ensemble
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Data Management, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Japanese Language and Culture, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Spanish Language and Culture, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
French, French Language and Culture, Japanese, Latin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
A Cappella, Anime Club, Art Club, Ballroom Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Chess Club, Community Service, Environmental, Fitness Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Japanese Club, Literary Arts, Math Club, Model United Nations (Model UN), National Honor Society, Photography Club, Scholar Bowl, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Student Government, Yoga Club
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Jan 15th deadline, decisions in March No uniform, but there is a dress code

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