Health and Wellness
A student’s well-being is essential for effective learning and is uppermost in the mind of the Vermont Academy community. Our health services staff consists of 3 nurses that provide 24 hour coverage for our student's health care needs, as well as a certified athletic trainer. In addition, a medical doctor is on campus one morning each week and when needed, we refer students to specialists in the area. Clinic hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a nurse on call when the clinic is closed. Two counselors and a counseling service coordinator provide mental health services on campus, and we refer students to off-campus therapists as needed.
Each dormitory is supervised by dorm parents, who help create a “home-away-from-home” atmosphere. All dorms are locked at 10:30 p.m. and a night watchman patrols the campus after hours. Vermont is one of the safest states in the country and offers a bucolic setting perfect for both study and enjoyment.
A balanced mind and body are the cornerstones of academic achievement. At Vermont Academy, we pride ourselves on the strong connections we forge with our students and the many opportunities we offer them as they work and play.
In each dormitory, dorm parents strive to create a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere while providing essential guidance and supervision. They are readily available for extra academic help, confidential chats about life's challenges, baking cookies, or maybe taking the group to the local pizza parlor or ice cream store. Advisors work closely with students and parents to keep the lines of communication open, resolve conflicts and questions, and help students maintain academic focus.
Our students embrace the Vermont outdoors and physical activity and have fun together in a close-knit, supportive community. We offer a freshman support group each fall to help 9th graders adjust to life away from home. Class camping trips offer an early opportunity to bond with classmates and faculty, and campus activities ranging from yoga to rock climbing help reduce stress throughout the year.
Vermont Academy offers students a positive mixture of serious and cheerful, focus and relaxation, independence and interaction—a time-proven mixture that leads to self-confidence, independence, and effective learning.