Read The Strategic Plan Here!

Meet the Office

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  • Photo of Jennifer Zaccara

    Dr. Jennifer Zaccara 

    Head of School
    (802) 869-6221
    Trinity College - BA and MA
    University of Connecticut - PhD
  • Ms. Kashanie Butler 

    Assistant to Head of School

Strategic Plan: 2021-2026

Vermont Academy is a small New England college preparatory school where learning by doing, learning in nature, and learning in a supportive and safe environment successfully prepares students for a future of their own making. We are trailblazers of the future. 

Vermont Academy’s moment is now.
We are leaning into educational innovation and defining ourselves clearly as a school of the future. The Vermont Academy Way is all about student centeredness and offering students the opportunity to experience the joy of discovery. 

In this strategic plan, we lay out the pathways, the quests, the fundamentals of individualized learning -- all inherent in the assertions of “Our Promise.” This strategic plan has been months in the making, starting with small groups of dedicated faculty and staff gathering to discuss what our school is and what it should continue to become. It was then honed by the Board of Trustees and select parents and alumni. The passion that was expressed for our students and their education is distilled here.
This strategic plan places the school’s future on firm pillars that will stabilize and sustain the Academy well past our upcoming 150-year anniversary. The rich history of our school with its outdoor programming, close personal faculty-student relationships, focus on skill building and organizational self-direction, and love of the land is captured in not only the strategic initiatives but also the spirit of place that is our Vermont identity and location. 
As you read through this plan, you will feel what we refer to as the “good bones,” the essence of Vermont Academy -- the Vermont Academy that so many students, alumni, and parents have come to know and love. You will see that the direction we’ve charted will lead this school to a bright future.

Join us on this journey, engage with our goal to be a school of the future, and visit our campus to see how Vermont Academy students see the future as exciting and uncharted territory!