About the Academy
Founded in 1842, St. Johnsbury Academy is a comprehensive independent private high school widely recognized as an institution that fosters character, academic excellence, and civic responsibility in its students.
Serving young people from more than 50 Vermont and New Hampshire towns and boarding students from more than 25 countries and as many U.S. states, the Academy is a remarkably diverse community that actively encourages each student, teacher, and staff member to Dream Big
As we pursue those dreams, we adhere to Core Values
that include an uncompromising optimism regarding the potential of each person, embracing their dreams and providing every reasonable opportunity to do so. Our unique culture fosters a tradition of respect for all members of our community, regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, cultural background, or family economic resources.
Our goals, as stated in the Academy’s current Strategic Plan
, include providing each student, regardless of background, interests, or learning style, “the opportunities needed to be successful communicators, problem-solvers, citizens, and scholars.” Toward that end, we employ a standards-based curriculum, individualized student-centered teaching techniques, and personalized support that transcends the classroom and the school day.
Equally important, members of the Academy community are committed to the belief, first voiced by former Headmaster Stanley Oldham 60 years ago, in our shared duty to “transmit this school not less but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”
To review a list of colleges and universities for our Class of 2013, click here
to see a map showing our location, in the heart of a scenic landscape identified as a “Geotourism” area by the National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations.Click here
to view Our Story
, a slideshow presenting an overview of our Traditions
and Core Values
in action, both inside our classrooms and beyond.