Academics at VA Curriculum and Courses

Vermont Academy’s faculty is made up of a knowledgeable and committed group of teachers who are dedicated to the whole education of each individual student.

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

List of 6 items.

  • Typical 9th-grade schedule

    • English -- The Quest
    • Algebra 1 or Geometry
    • Foundations in History
    • The first year of a language
    • Conceptual Physics
    • 9th grade arts
  • Typical 10th-grade schedule

    • American Literature
    • Geometry
    • United States History
    • The second year of a language
    • Chemistry
  • Typical 11th-grade schedule

    • American Literature
    • Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, or Probability & Statistics
    • United States History
    • The third year of a language
    • Biology
    • Art
    • College Seminar (starting winter trimester)
  • Typical 12th-grade schedule

    • English - Senior Writing Seminar followed by Electives
    • Art
    • Courses that are of interest to the student in math, science, history, language
    • College Seminar
  • Typical Postgraduate Schedule

    • English - Senior Writing Seminar for Postgraduates (fall)
    • Learn more about research skills and decide on a long-term project to complete (winter and spring)
    • A concentration in a subject area of interest to the student or a spectrum of classes across departments
    • The schedule is rounded out with electives
    • College Seminar
  • Graduation requirements (minimum of 5 classes per year)

    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of math to include Algebra 1 and 2, and geometry
    • 3 years of science including biological and a physical science
    • 2 years of a language (Starting with the class of 2025, 3 years of a
    • language is required)
    • 3 years of history including United States history
    • 1 year of art - (Starting with the class of 2025 2 years of Art is
    • required)
    • 20 credits are required for graduation

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Lorna Schilling

    Lorna Schilling 

    Academic Dean / Dean of Faculty
    (802) 869-6649
    Tufts University - BA
  • Photo of Tammy Clark

    Tammy Clark 

    Registrar, Primary Designated School Official (SEVIS)
    (802) 869-6265
    Champlain College
  • Photo of Peter Ahlfeld

    Peter Ahlfeld 

    Director of the Center for Learning & Coordinator of the MAPSĀ® Program / Math Faculty / 9th Grade Class Dean
    Clark University - BA
    University of Connecticut - MA
Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.