Dates to Remember

February 1: Application and financial aid deadline*
March 10: Admissions decisions sent to students and families
April 10: Enrollment contract and deposit due

*After February 1, applications
will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Testing & Financial Aid Codes

SSAT - 7936
SSS for Financial Aid - 7936
TOEFL - 6892

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 interconnectivity of cultures and people of the world. We come together to create a diverse community with rich traditions, and indispensable experiences.

For more information about our International Student Experience please contact Mary Westermann, Assistant Director of Admissions, at mwestermann@vermontacademy.org or (802)-869-6258 
The Application Process

Inquire

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

INQUIRE NOW

The Interview
Interviews are currently conducted virtually via Zoom. Prospective students can expect a conversational interview with an admissions officer. The interview should last approximately 20 minutes. We reserve a total of 45 minutes for your appointment to ensure time for questions.

*Prior to your interview, you must submit an Inquiry Form.

To schedule your interview, please call our office at (802)-869-6229 or send us an email at admissions@vermontacademy.org.

Submit your Application
Your completed application is due February 1. Vermont Academy offers two application options:  The Standard Application Online (Preferred) or Gateway to Prep Schools Application.

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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
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 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.

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 lieu of the SSAT.
  • For 11th, 12th and PG applicants, VA accepts the PSAT, SAT or ACT. All test results should be sent directly to admissions@vermontacademy.org
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)
In order to keep our community as safe and healthy as possible in the midst of COVID-19, we are currently not allowing walking visitors to campus for the foreseeable future. During these times, we are still able to conduct drive-thru and virtual tours of our beautiful campus. Please contact our admissions office to schedule your tour of campus at (802)-869-6200 or admissions@vermontacademy.org.

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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

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.