St. Johnsbury Academy

1000 Main Street, PO Box 906
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Tel: 802-751-2130
  • 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.
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
St. JohnsburyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG6-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18421910
Campus Size50 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment950 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1550* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$20 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Guided Studies and ESL additional tuition)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$22,800$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsNicole Biggie
Associate Director of AdmissionsBrendan Hughes

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2517
CoursesBiotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Digital Electronics, Engineering Design and Development, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus


# Interscholastic Sports Offered2014
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, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations4223
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Audio Visual Club, Car Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Community Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Dynamic Youth Mentors, Environment Club, Film Club, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Gay Straight Union, International Club, Japanese Club, Knitting Club, Math Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Robotics, Scholars Bowl, Science Club, Skills USA, Spanish Club, Student Government, Yearbook, Yoga Club

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Art Club, Band, Clay Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Fashion Club, Intaglio Society, Photography, Theater or Drama

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Indoor Sports, Intramural Sports, Mountain Biking Club, Swim Clu

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 (4), 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
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