Vermont Academy to me is a place where I have been able to develop from a kid that was obsessed with sports into someone more complex. I was given the chance to try new things and be in a comfortable environment to do so.” John '19 (Townshend, VT)

Kelly '21 (South Londonderry, VT): “I came to Vermont Academy because when I visited I felt very welcomed. Over the past school year I have found that VA is a very open community and accepting environment.
“We’re going to give students the State’s 'average' funding and in return they’ll have the chance to receive a superior education,” explains Zaccara.

Need-based financial aid is also available.

The expedited, 4-step application process is comprised of a written application, a financial aid application (only required for those looking for additional aid), teacher recommendations, and a school transcript. 

The SSAT Exam is optional for Vermont students applying under this program.

The Vermont Scholar Program is supported by the Vermont Academy Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Zaccara explains, “We’re so fortunate to have a board who understands how important it is to have local students here, and to help us come up with a program to bring many more in-state students to our small and beautiful campus. Students come from around the world to be challenged academically and to foster a love of learning. We are the only private school in the state with ‘Vermont’ in its name, and we’re excited to have more Vermonters come here and thrive.”