St. Johnsbury Academy

5.00 (3 reviews)
1000 Main Street, PO Box 906
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #1 - One of the most beautiful campuses in America, in one of the most beautiful states.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #1 - One of the most beautiful campuses in America, in one of the most beautiful states.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #2 - St. Johnsbury Academy is built on a history of tradition and academic excellence.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #3 - Our student body encompasses students from more than 50 local towns and villages, 15 U.S. states, and more than 27 countries. We are a dynamic and diverse community.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #4 - Academy students are welcomed to participate in over 40 team sports.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #5 - Through the Colwell Center for Global Understanding at St. Johnsbury Academy, our students are exposed to many opportunities to travel abroad.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #6 - The Charles Hosmer Morse Center for the Arts features facilities for music, theater, dance, videography, painting, photography, drawing, foundational arts such as Intaglio etching and print-making and ceramics, and fashion design.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #7 - Although the academics at St. Johnsbury Academy are exceptional across the board, a number of programs truly set us apart. From high-level math to the AP Capstone Diploma, from the culinary arts to fashion design, our Signature Programs ignite passion within our students, often leading them to pursue careers in fields first explored on our campus.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #8 - The Academy strives to provide each of its students with the opportunities and support needed to be successful communicators, problem-solvers, citizens, and scholars.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #9 - The Academy's STeM Program (science, technology, engineering and math) offers college-level instruction in biotechnical engineering, engineering design, and civil engineering and architecture.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo #10
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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  • Keio University
    One of my school's unique difference from other schools is there are students from over 20 countries. We all live in different dormitories, and each students get their roomettes. Spending time with your roommates and. . .
  • George Fox University
    STJ has a beautiful campus, comparable to lots of colleges in the way that the buildings feel and are laid out. The facilities as a whole are really quite nice. There are also such a. . .
  • Colby-sawyer college
    I really appreciated the tight knit community feel. Going away from home at 14 is hard so it meant a lot that st. Johnsbury really made you feel like family.. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
St. JohnsburyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18421907
Campus Size50 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment924 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1120* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio8:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$20 million$25 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$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

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 Offered3018
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Japanese Language and Culture, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art (2-D Design, 3-D Design, Drawing), AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, AP World History, Biotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Digital Electronics, Engineering Design and Development, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus


# Interscholastic Sports Offered2116
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations3423
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Asian Culture Club, Brain Bee, Breathing Room, Chess Club, Codecraft Club, Dungeons & Dragons, Farm & Garden, FBLA, Gender & Sexuality Union, Knitting Club, Math Club, Model UN, Outing Club, Personal Fitness, Robotics, Scholar’s Bowl, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, SCOPE, Tennis Club, Time To Relax, Virtual Reality Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club, Fashion Club, Hilltones, Student Art League, Theatre, Writers Block

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton, Bowling, Intramural Sports, Mountain Biking Club, Swim Club, Water Sports

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
  • St. Johnsbury Academy accreditations: NEASC
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Calvin Coolidge - President of the United States

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