Lyndon Institute

PO Box 127, 168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT 05850
Tel: 802-535-3700
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Our academic team offers a multi-tiered instructional framework that includes a multitude of resources to address each individual student's academic need. The supports vary in intensity, allowing for timely interventions for each student.  Through personalized learning plans, we strive to provide targeted and differentiated instruction at the earliest indication of student need at a level of intensity that is responsive
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Our academic team offers a multi-tiered instructional framework that includes a multitude of resources to address each individual student's academic need. The supports vary in intensity, allowing for timely interventions for each student.  Through personalized learning plans, we strive to provide targeted and differentiated instruction at the earliest indication of student need at a level of intensity that is responsive
Boarding students live in six dormatories on the Lyndon Institute campus.  The Resident Life program is based on the premise that learning is not limited to the school day.  We plan to structure time after school with intent and purpose.  LI encourages our students to become involved and take leadership roles in groups and activities.
LI offers an extensive Visual and Performing Arts Program featuring courses in chorus, band, jazz band, world music, AP Music Theory, AP Studio Art: Drawing, Theater Company, acting, Dance Company, digital photography, graphic design, film production and painting.
Utilized since 1977, the Edwin Binney Memorial Forest is 300 acres of natural forest located 15 minutes from the main campus at Lyndon Institute.

Awareness of our responsibilities as stewards of our natural environment have made the Binney Woods campus at LI an important teaching facility.
Our caring and professional faculty, staff, coaches and enhanced advisor program helps to support and create a special and unique learning community.  We promise a safe and caring community that instills a sense of belonging in every student and supports individual growth and exploration.
LI students are being accepted into America's 'Top 100' colleges and universities ranging from Ivy League to  excellent liberal-arts colleges and national research universities.
We believe that the primary obligation of our school is to help every student to discover their individual academic, artistic, technological, and athletic aptitudes; to encourage the development of goals appropriate to such aptitude; and to aid in developing the goals for the betterment of one?'s self and one?'s community.
We offer over 41 interscholastic sports, extracurricular clubs and programs.  Over 24 State Championships have been earned by our athletes since 2000.  We are one of a few boarding schools in the US to offer nordic and alpine skiing, free-style skiing and snowboarding.
  • Founded in 1867, Lyndon Institute is dedicated to providing a unique educational experience for our students that leads to a lifetime of learning and good citizenship.
  • We are an independent and comprehensive high school for grades 9 – 12, offering a 200-course curriculum (including 19 AP courses) specializing in core and honors academics, fine and performing arts and technical and career programs.
  • Our mission is to provide thoughtful and rigorous preparation for our students to reach their intellectual, creative and physical potential.
  • Our learning community is comprised of 600 students; 85% are day students from dozens of area towns and villages and 15% are international boarding students from 19 countries.
  • The main 130-acre campus hosts 34 buildings, including the Main Building, Alumni Gymnasium and 650-seat Alumni Auditorium, the Elliott Memorial Library, the John L. Norris, Jr. Center for the Arts, the Monahan Academic Commons, the Vail Student Center and six dormitories.
  • The 300-acre Binney Woods forest, located on Burke Mountain, provides outdoor recreation and educational opportunities.
  • Using standards-based instruction crafted from state, national and institutional standards, we create a shared focus on instruction that helps all students achieve college and career readiness.
  • Based on carefully selected assessments, dedication to differentiated instruction, quality professional development and genuine collaboration across teachers, specialist, administrators and parents, Lyndon Institute believes that all students can learn and achieve high standards.
  • Our students are encouraged to respect and value diversity and to be active and responsible citizens.
  • In 2009, Lyndon Institute was one of the first two high schools in the U.S. permitted to offer an American high school program in China.
  • We currently partner with three schools in China (Shaoxing, Heifei, and Fuzhou).
  • LI offers a multi-level ESOL program (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and instruction in Spanish, Latin, French, Chinese and Russian.
  • Our fine and performing arts program consists of 22 courses in chorus, band, jazz band, world music, AP Music Theory, acting, the LI Theater Company, the LI Dance Company, digital photography, AP Studio Art, drawing, pottery, graphic design, painting and printmaking.
  • Between the first and second semesters, for the first three weeks after the holiday vacation, students participate in "January Term" to focus on project-based learning and immerse themselves in an internship or the intensive study of subjects of their choosing.
  • Most of the classes taught during January Term are created by our students.
  • We offer over 41 interscholastic sports, extracurricular clubs and programs.
  • Over 24 State Championships have been earned by our athletes since 2000.
  • Located in the scenic and historic Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, our school is a key educational and cultural resource for our entire community.
  • Our students participate in a number of community service projects.
  • Several on-campus amenities are available to the public: the Bob Heath track (for fitness walking and running); the Simpson Nature Trail (hikes and picnics); the athletic fields (for youth programs); and other facilities host performances and continuing education programs.
  • LI prides itself on being a positive presence and contributing member of the community.
  • We believe that the primary obligation of our school is to help every student to discover their individual academic, artistic, technological, and athletic aptitudes; to encourage the development of goals appropriate to such aptitude; and to aid in developing the goals for the betterment of one`s self and one`s community.
Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Lyndon Institute Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1867 1910
Campus Size 150 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 600 students 298 students
% Students of Color
13%
20%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
15%
68%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Dress Shirts for boys, collard shirts for girls, no jeans.)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 19 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
67%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $11 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,000 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$16,825 $28,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$33,500 $38,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsDon Steen
Tiaan van der Linde
Associate Director of AdmissionsElaina Hegarty

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 23
ExtracurricularsAnimation Club, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Choreography, Dance Club, Drama Club, Environmental, Forensics Club, French Club, Indoor Sports, Skills USA, SPEAK, Student Ambassador, Student Council, Tennis, Volunteer, Yearbook

School Notes

  • School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, NAIS
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