St. Johnsbury Academy is a home away from home for the many members of our boarding program. The Academy has welcomed boarding students since the school’s inception in 1842, and they have always been an important part of the culture of the school. Our boarding program is very diverse with students representing nearly half the states and 30 countries. Students who board at the Academy learn empathy toward people who differ from them as they share the experience of life here. They also make life-long friends with peers from all over the world.