COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic has hit all of our communities hard, in Vermont we continue to see healthy, positive trends. Vaccination rates statewide reached 80% in June, which led to the lifting of most coronavirus-related restrictions. In order to keep our community safe, we expect all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated next year. You can find up-to-date information about our vaccination plan below.

Our world will continue to look and feel different because of this pandemic, and so will our campus. What will not change is our focus on providing an exceptional education and experience to all of our students. This page includes Vermont Academy's latest information on our response to COVID-19.

Key Arrival Dates

  1. August 31 (Tuesday): Proctors arrive

  2. September 2 (Thursday): Registration for preseason fall athletes

  3. September 4 (Saturday): Registration for all students

  4. September 6 (Monday): Convocation/Wildcat Games

  5. September 7 (Tuesday): Start of classes

Should you aspire to play on our cross country, mountain biking, or  varsity soccer teams, you should plan to arrive on Thursday, September 2. All other students should plan to arrive on Saturday, September 4. 

You may need to arrive in the New England area two weeks before your arrival to campus. 
  • Any students who are not fully vaccinated for Covid-19 prior to their arrival on campus are required to quarantine for two weeks and receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test collected within three days of their arrival.
  • Any students who are not fully vaccinated for Covid-19 who are traveling using public transportation (such as airplanes or trains) are required to complete their two-week quarantine after use of public transportation and within a day's drive to campus in a personal vehicle.
  • Please contact Ms. Robin Patch, Director of Health Services, with any questions about this restriction.
We've included information about COVID-19 vaccination expectations and stateside guardianship needs below. Detailed, up-to-date CDC information about COVID-19 can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please email additional questions and concerns to the following people:

COVID-19 Vaccination Expectations

COVID-19 vaccines are required for all Vermont Academy students with limited exemptions for religious or medical reasons. Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the final vaccine in the series.

  1. Any students who are not fully vaccinated prior to their arrival on campus are required to quarantine for two weeks and receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test collected within three days of their arrival.

  2. Un-vaccinated or partially vaccinated students who are traveling using public transportation such as airplanes or trains are required to complete their quarantine after use of public transportation and within a day's drive to campus in a personal vehicle.
Information about COVID-19 vaccine requirements and exemptions can be found with other health forms in the student's Magnus health record.

We understand that it may not be possible for some international students to complete full vaccine series prior to their campus arrival. Vermont Academy will schedule vaccines subsequent to campus arrival for those students as needed.

Vaccine, testing and/or general medical questions can be addressed to Health Services staff using the nurse@vermontacademy.org email address. Questions about quarantining options in the area can be directed to the Student Life and Admissions offices.

Stateside Guardians for International Students

We are strongly recommending that families of all international students designate or retain a stateside guardian for this upcoming school year.

Stateside guardians help ensure student health and safety and facilitate student transportation while school is not in session or in the event of travel needs that fall outside of the school’s purview.

Guardianship will offer complete wraparound support and safety for our international students. Families can designate a trusted family member or friend who lives stateside or retain a guardian through a service. We recommend that the guardian lives within driving distance of Vermont Academy. For the 2022-23 school year, a stateside guardian will be required for enrollment. 

If you have specific questions about retaining a guardian or about selection of someone specific, please feel contact our Assistant Head of School for Student Life Mr. Brian Gilloran.

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