Founded in 1876

Coeducational, College-preparatory, Private, Independent, Boarding and Day 

450-acre campus

Key Stats

Total students:  230 from 20 states and 17 countries 

Boarding/Day: 80 percent boarding, 20 percent day

Boy/Girl: 60 percent boys, 40 percent girls

Domestic/International: 80 percent domestic, 20 percent international
About

VA at a Glance

List of 4 items.

  • Facilities

    • 350-seat Performing Arts Center
    • Wireless campus
    • Dance studio with Harlequin hard-wood sprung floor
    • Fitness center and locker rooms in renovated gym
    • Observatory with high-powered telescope
    • Campus hill with lights for skiing, snowboarding, and jumping
  • Academics

    • Low student-teacher ratio
    • AP, honors, and advanced-level classes
    • Science Center: advanced physics courses, (robotics, electricity and magnetism, architecture, and engineering) environmental science, advanced biology, and biochemistry
    • Foreign Languages: French and Spanish (5 levels), Mandarin Chinese, Russian
    • Learning Skills Center: newly renovated building; subject-specific tutoring and organization/time management
    • Advisor System: 5-6 advisees per advisor; meet 4 times per week to discuss MAPS, athletics, social interactions, and all aspects of residential life
  • Athletics and Outdoor Activities

    • 20+ sports offered - Varsity, Junior Varsity, and 3rds levels
    • 5 playing fields and 2 practice fields, basketball court, ice hockey rink, weight room
    • 6 tennis courts
    • Indoor and outdoor ropes course, indoor climbing wall
    • 30 km. of trails (for cross-country running and skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and walking)
    • Skiing/snowboarding at Okemo
    • On-campus ski hill/ 3 ski jumps with snowmaking
    • Horseback Riding Program at Winchester Stables
    • Outdoors Program (hiking, rock-climbing, kayaking, canoeing, camping)
    • Crew: fall and spring
  • Studio and Performing Arts

    • Theater (3 productions per year, full theater curriculum, technical theater)
    • Music (theory, music appreciation, electronic music, recording, vocal, jazz, and chamber ensembles, private lesson program, concerts, cabarets, coffee houses, and festivals)
    • Dance (winter and spring intensives: ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, African, modern, etc.)
    • Studio Art (painting, drawing, pottery, 3-D art, portfolio development, filmmaking, digital photography, black and white photography, digital studio)