Preparing for College
Maryann McArdle, Associate Director of College Counseling, outlines Vermont Academy's approach to the college process, and how VA commits to providing expertise, guidelines, and resources to make that process run both smoothly and effectively.

History and Traditions at Vermont Academy
As a new student to Vermont Academy, Amalia '22 talks about how wonderful it's been to learn about VA's history and participate in all of the campus traditions!

In February, Amalia experienced her first Winter Carnival, an event she had been excited to experience all year! It far exceeded her expectations and quickly became her favorite tradition at VA!

The Advisory Program at Vermont Academy
Drew Choos, AP Economics Teacher, PG Seminar Teacher, Entrepreneurship Teacher, and Senior Class Dean, talks about his role as a student advisor.

At Vermont Academy, advisors serve as student motivators, advocates, and facilitators of communications among the many adults who have contact with the students at VA. Most faculty serve as student advisors, supporting up to 8 students in their advisory group. Advisory meets 2-3x a week as a group, but the advisor has communication with their individual advisees on a daily basis.

Visual Art Offerings at Vermont Academy
Lisa McNealus '79, Visual Arts Chair and Fine Arts Teacher, speaks to the visual and fine arts curriculum at Vermont Academy. From painting, collage, pottery, digital arts, and advanced studio arts, our students experience a myriad of opportunities during their time at VA. Our talented arts faculty members provide a wide range of fields of study and discipline, and it is their hope that each student will embrace the arts as a lifelong interest.

Performing Arts at Vermont Academy
Steve Cady, Music Programs and Performing Arts Chair, speaks to VA's performing arts, vocal, and music programming on campus. Students participate in classes, ensembles, lessons, jam sessions, instrument building, and recording projects with their peers and instructors. The presence of musicians at Vermont Academy is strong, and their performances are met with acclaim from their friends and families.

What Does it Mean to Be a Successful Student at VA?
Christine Armiger, Director of Place-Based Learning and Environmental Studies, believes that a successful student comes to VA with an open mind, a willingness to participate, and an eagerness to embed themselves into this community wholeheartedly.

The Benefits of Living in an International Community
Jordan '22, a boarding student from Montreal, QC, talks about the international community at Vermont Academy and the benefits of learning with students from all over the world.

The Community at Vermont Academy
Caitlin Holton '96, Assistant Dean of Student Life, speaks to our campus community and how VA effortlessly creates such a welcoming and comforting environment for incoming students.

Advice to an Incoming Boarding Student
Cam '22, a boarding student from Bradford, VT, gives an insider perspective about our residential community, the benefits of having a roommate, and his recommendations for an incoming boarding student. Cam resides in the largest dorm on campus, Alumni Hall, which is home to 55+ boys.

The Student-Athlete Experience at VA
Our Boys’ Prep Basketball Coach and College Counselor, John Zall, speaks to the student-athlete experience at Vermont Academy and how our college prep environment helps prepare our students to navigate both athletic and academic success in college.

Faculty Support at Vermont Academy
Ian '22, a boarding student from Andover, MA, speaks to the transition from public school to Vermont Academy and the support he received from VA faculty and staff.

Winter Performing Arts Celebration a Huge Success!

March roared into Horowitz Performing Arts Hall with a celebration of Vermont Academy’s Performing Arts groups. As Head of School, Dr. Jennifer Zaccara said afterward, “Every year I always say that the winter concert is the best ever, but something special happened with every performance tonight. The talent and passion of all of the performers and their dedicated faculty transported the audience. From James Bond to Fleetwood Mac to student musical solos and ensembles, to an unforgettable performance of the Seven Deadly Sins, we all fell into a reverie of spiritual experience, self-reflection, and gratitude.” Photos can be seen in our Flickr album.

Read more about the performances here!

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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.