St. Johnsbury Academy

1000 Main Street, PO Box 906
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Tel: 802-751-2130
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 960 students
St. Johnsbury Academy founded in 1842, is one of the nation’s exemplary schools (source: U.S.
Department of Education), combining the resources, facilities, and curriculum of the world’s leading independent schools with the personal support and attention of the best small boarding schools.
The Academy is a diverse and comprehensive educational community.
We believe that each young person regardless of background, interests, or learning style, should be encouraged to dream big.
The Academy’s standards for communication, problem solving, citizenship, and essential knowledge set high expectations for students.
Our diverse student body from around the world enjoys a curriculum of 220 courses offered at four levels of difficulty and an average class size of 12.
The extra-curricular program includes more than 45 interscholastic teams, 20 intramural sports, and more than 60 organized clubs and activities

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
St. Johnsbury Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1842 1909
Campus Size 50 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 960 students 295 students
% Students of Color 5% 19%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 30% 68%
Average SAT Score 1550 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 25 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 77% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $20 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Guided Studies and ESL additional tuition)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$15,750 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 11% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $20,074 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of Admissions Mary Ann Gessner
Nicole Biggie

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 25 16
Biotechnical Engineering Civil Engineering and Architecture
Digital Electronics Engineering Design and Development
Linear Algebra Multivariable Calculus


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 19 13
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 63 24
ExtracurricularsA Cappella Group, Alternative Activities, Leadership, Fun, Art Club, Audio Visual Club, Badminton Club, Band, Bowling Club, Car Club, Caribbean Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Chorus, Community Service, Counterpoint, Creative Writing Club, Curling Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Dynamic Youth Mentors, Environmental Club, Fencing Club, Film Club, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America,

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • St. Johnsbury Academy combines the opportunities and resources of a large school with the personal attention and support of a small boarding school. The beautiful and safe village campus provides exceptionally complete facilities. Students from 50 Vermont and New Hampshire communities, over 25 countries and as many U.S. states form a diverse and supportive community. The 220 courses (four levels) include Advanced Placement (25), fine and performing arts (40), languages (5), technology, pre-engineering, and computer science (20). Extracurricular opportunities abound with 40 teams and 60 organized activities.
  • LD types supported: Learning Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Speech Impairment, Health Impairment, Emotional-Behavioral Disability, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury
  • School accreditations: NEASC
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Calvin Coolidge - President of the United States
    • Thaddeus Fairbanks - Inventor of Platform Scales
    • Susan Dunklee - Olympic Athlete

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Lyndon Institute (8.4 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lyndon CenterLyndon Institute
    PO BOX 127, College Road
    Lyndon CenterVT 05850
    8.4 mi | 560 students | Gr. 9-12
  • BethlehemThe White Mountain School
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH 03574
    6034442928 x226
    16 mi | 123 students | Gr. 9-12
  • HaverhillOliverian School
    Mount Moosilauke Highway - Route 25
    HaverhillNH 03765
    25.9 mi | 50 students | Gr. 9-12
  • StansteadStanstead College
    450 Dufferin Street
    819 876 2223
    41.3 mi | 215 students | Gr. 7-12
  • PlymouthHolderness School
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    48.4 mi | 280 students | Gr. 9-12
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