Friday, November 4       

Reply to Bill Mathis’ “Reasonable” Position

Ever since its founding almost 175 years ago, St. Johnsbury Academy has been proud to serve its communities by accepting and educating publicly funded students. By taking on this public mission as an independent school, we have often faced challenges to our independence either through legislative action or rule-making. Such is the case right now. The State Board of Education has undertaken a review and revision of the rules for approving independent schools to accept publicly funded students. In these revised rules, the State Board is advocating that we forfeit our independence by complying with all rules that apply to public schools. We have voluntarily adopted some of these rules and procedures (e.g. admissions policies, special education programs, technical education programs, a testing regimen, and free and reduced lunch policies) as we see them as being in the best interests of our students and of our school as we live out our mission. However, other parts of these rules (e.g. increased intrusion into our finances, requiring teacher and administrator licenses) we have not adopted and will not adopt. Other smaller schools in our region and around Vermont are even more threatened by these rules; some may have to close. Others, like us, will simply refuse to comply, and the State Board will then prohibit districts from paying for families to send their children to our schools.  



SJA Theatre Presents Into the Woods

Award-winning St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre will perform the magical Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods on November 10, 11, at 7:00 p.m. and November 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Fuller Hall. Tickets are available through the Catamount Arts Box Office on Eastern Avenue, by phone at 802-748-2600, or on-line at Tickets will also be on sale at the door. 






2016-2017 School Calendar

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.
Fuller Hall
Open House for 8th Grade Prospective Students

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, 2:00 p.m. 
Fuller Hall
Academy Theatre Presents Into the Woods 
Tickets are available at Catamount Arts

Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
Stuart Black Box Theater in the Morse Center
Community Forum 

Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 27
Thanksgiving Break 



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The photo booth at the Halloween Dance was a big hit (as usual).

More photos of the dance are located here.

Students from Chef B's class handed out candy to roughly 1,400 trick-or-treaters at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium.

The Forestry class learned about cabling a tree as work was done to the maple in front of Mayo Center.

Reeve Lindbergh read from her memoir Under A Wing to students and faculty in Mayo Center.

Bruce James from Vermont Broadcast Associates presented the World War II Memorial Trophy to the tri-captains of the football team for winning the 112th edition of The Game.

Dancers from Alvin Ailey II taught a master class to dance students.


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1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-8171


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