International Applicants

Vermont Academy is a global community with students coming from many countries and states across the U.S. Our international students, which make up 25 percent of our population, help us promote the world's interconnectivity and people. We come together to create a diverse community with rich traditions and indispensable experiences.

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The Application Process


Contact the Admissions Office at (802)-869-6200 to express your interest in Vermont Academy and complete our online Inquiry Form.


The Interview
Our campus is open for in-person interviews.

Whether you choose to visit our campus in person or interview virtually, we are so excited to meet you! Should you choose a virtual interview, we are conducting all virtual interviews via Zoom.

The interview should last approximately 20 minutes. We reserve a total of 45 minutes for your appointment to ensure time for questions.

Our online Inquiry Form is required before scheduling your interview with Vermont Academy.

Contact our admissions office to schedule your interview & optional campus tour.

Submit your Application
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for the fall of 2021. Vermont Academy offers two application options:  The Standard Application Online (Preferred) or Gateway to Prep Schools Application.


The SAO application includes the following components:

  • Applicant information
  • Student essays
  • Parent questionnaire
  • Current and prior year transcripts
  • Graded writing sample
  • Recommendations: current Math Teacher, Principal or Guidance Counselor, and English Teacher (standardized forms sent via SAO directly to the teacher, principal, or guidance counselor)
  • Testing
The Character Skills Snapshot testing is required for all students.
Vermont Academy's admission process is holistic and, consistent with our mission, places a premium on character as well as excellence. Take the Character Skills Snapshot.

For applicants who are not native English-speakers and/or have not attended a school where English is the language of instruction during the last two years, Vermont Academy requires secondary language testing. We accept TOEFL (school code 6892), IELTS, and Duolingo scores.

Given the uncertainty regarding the availability of standardized testing options, we will not require all other forms of testing for the 2021-22 application.

All test results should be sent directly to

If testing options are available, submission of scores is optional.
  • For 9th and 10th grade applicants, we accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Be sure to list Vermont Academy as a school where your child is applying. Our SSAT school code is 7936.
  • We will also accept the ISEE for 9th and 10th-grade applicants in place of the SSAT.
  • For 11th, 12th, and PG applicants, VA accepts the PSAT, SAT, or ACT.
  • Any students with diagnosed learning differences must submit educational testing.

Scholarship Opportunities
Vermont Academy awards non-need-based merit scholarships connected to each of the four values: ingenuity, independence, community, and love of the land. Please refer to our Scholarship Opportunities page for additional information and instructions.

Tour our Campus (optional)
Our campus is now open to in-person tours! We offer several other tour options for families who cannot meet the requirements to visit us in person. Please visit our Visit Campus Page to choose your tour option.

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  • ESL Program

    We offer two levels of English as a Second Language depending on the students fluency. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is for international students who are new to the English language, while EIS (English for International Students) is for international students who have a better grasp of the English language.

    During the first week of school students will take a placement test to determine which class they are placed in.
  • I-20 and Visa

    Should you choose Vermont Academy, through the enrollment process we will help you with the I-20 and Visa process.
  • Academic Support

    Along with our ESL program, we have our International Resource Center (IRC) Peer Tutoring Program, which allows international students to receive help in their classes from upperclassman international students. International students must apply to become an IRC tutor.
    We also provide TOEFL, SAT and ACT test registration, as well as test day transportation.
  • Health Insurance

    Vermont Academy requires all international students are to have medical insurance within the United States. Insurance plans issued from a country outside the United States may not have full coverage in the U.S.

    10 month plan: $2,160
    12 month plan: $2,375 (international students only)
  • Vacations and Travel

    Vermont Academy helps students coordinate travel to and from campus around breaks, including airport pick-up or drop-off to Boston’s Logan International Airport, Hartford’s Bradley International Airport. Students will also receive help organizing travel paperwork from our International Student Coordinator.

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

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