As a comprehensive independent secondary school serving students in grades 9 through 12 and a postgraduate year, St. Johnsbury Academy offers a 220-course+ curriculum, which includes 25 Advanced Placement courses, 15 comprehensive technology-based programs, 40 courses in the fine and performing arts, college-level engineering, five languages, and an award winning technical education department.
We believe that every student has the potential to do great things, and that each has unique gifts and talents—some of which have gone unrecognized and unused—and that by helping each student recognize and use these gifts, teachers can help all students achieve their own brands of excellence, transforming their own lives and the world around them.
The Academy also believes students learn best when material is presented in a form and degree of difficulty that matches their individual learning styles and abilities. In nearly all of our academic departments, students are placed in instructional sections with students of similar abilities and potential as identified by previous classroom performance. All academic departments offer courses at three levels: basic, standard, and accelerated. Many departments also offer AP-level courses.
This student-centered approach to learning also includes individualized academic support available through our Learning Center, which is designed to provide short-term assistance to students experiencing difficulty with specific course material.