ChapelEach morning students and faculty meet during our school-wide daily assembly, Chapel. Daily announcements are read, the Headmaster or Assistant Headmaster give a short talk, and students or guests speak or perform. During Chapel, students sit with their advisories and check in with their advisors. These groups become tight-knit as students see each other and their advisors each morning.
Pep ChapelPep Chapel is fall pre-home football game tradition that culminates with Homecoming weekend. All students meet in the gym for Pep Chapel, and school-wide cheers are led by the band, faculty and cheerleaders. The atmosphere is festive and it is a great way to begin a Friday.
Freshman SingEach fall the new freshman class takes the stage in Fuller Hall and sings the Alma Mater to the rest of the student body and faculty. The upperclassmen are always proud of their efforts.
Homecoming (LI) WeekendHomecoming Weekend is the most anticipated event of the year at the Academy. Each fall since 1894, the St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon Institute football teams have played each other, resulting in one of the oldest football rivalries in the country.
In 2013, USA Today conducted an online poll to determine the greatest rivalry in the nation. “The Game” easily won the Vermont, New England, and Eastern regions, before finishing fourth in the nation.
Leading up to Homecoming Weekend, the Academy campus and the entire St. Johnsbury community prepare for The Game with team highlights in the local media, Pep Chapel, a parade with class floats, a bonfire, and Homecoming King, Queen and the Royal Court—all building anticipation while celebrating class unity and the school community.