Resources

List of 7 items.

  • Health Services

    Health Services and Infirmary
    A student’s well-being is essential for effective learning and is uppermost in the mind of the Vermont Academy community. Our on-campus infirmary is staffed by registered nurses 24 hours/day. The infirmary is open during the class day, until 9:00 pm on weeknights, and as needed after hours. Counseling services are offered by a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor on staff. Certified athletic training services are offered for practices, games, evaluation, and rehabilitation. On-site weekly primary care clinics are staffed by our medical directors. Monthly on-site psychiatric services are available.

    Contact us:
    Phone (802) 869-6239
    Email nurse@vermontacademy.org
    After-hours pager 802-741-2440
  • Effort Marks

    Effort marks are crucial to a student's success at Vermont Academy. They serve as an indication of whether a student is working to his or her potential. All advisors receive their advisee’s effort marks on a bi-weekly basis. The advisor discusses the marks with each advisee, and the reports are compiled to keep track of trends. If there is an area of concern, the advisor will seek out the teacher, coach, or dorm parent to discuss the situation and find out how the student could improve. Effort marks are available to parents on line.
  • Course Selection

    Each spring, advisors meet with their advisees individually to discuss appropriate course selections for the upcoming school year. Advisors help students keep track of the academic credits necessary to graduate and to choose courses at the correct level. Parents receive a copy of the course selections for approval.
  • Advisory/Class Deans

    Advisors
    The basis of student support at Vermont Academy is the advising system. In addition to providing academic guidance, faculty advisors also mentor, motivate and advocate for their advisees. Students meet with their advisors 4-5 times per week. If a student has a problem, his or her advisor is usually in the best position to direct the student to the appropriate support person. If a teacher, coach or dorm parent has concerns about a student, the advisor is the first line of communication. The advisor is also the direct link from Vermont Academy to the parents.

    Class Deans
    Every faculty advisor works with a small group of students who are all in the same grade. All of the advisors for a given grade level meet weekly with their Class Dean. The Class Deans oversee all academic and social concerns for their grade, and they are the link between the advisors and the Head of School.
  • Dormitories

    Each dormitory is supervised by dorm parents, who help create a “home-away-from-home” atmosphere. All dorms are locked at 10:30 p.m. and a night watchman patrols the campus after hours. Vermont is one of the safest states in the country and offers a bucolic setting perfect for both study and enjoyment.
     
    A balanced mind and body are the cornerstones of academic achievement. At Vermont Academy, we pride ourselves on the strong connections we forge with our students and the many opportunities we offer them as they work and play.

    In each dormitory, dorm parents strive to create a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere while providing essential guidance and supervision. They are readily available for extra academic help, confidential chats about life's challenges, baking cookies, or maybe taking the group to the local pizza parlor or ice cream store. Advisors work closely with students and parents to keep the lines of communication open, resolve conflicts and questions, and help students maintain academic focus.
  • Parent Communication

    Parents and advisors communicate as frequently as both deem necessary. Parents will be contacted by their student’s advisor within the first few weeks of school to become acquainted and discuss any issues of concern to the parent.
  • Outdoors and Activities

    Our students embrace the Vermont outdoors and physical activity and have fun together in a close-knit, supportive community. We offer a freshman support group each fall to help 9th graders adjust to life away from home. Class camping trips offer an early opportunity to bond with classmates and faculty, and campus activities ranging from yoga to rock climbing help reduce stress throughout the year.

    Vermont Academy offers students a positive mixture of serious and cheerful, focus and relaxation, independence and interaction—a time-proven mixture that leads to self-confidence, independence, and effective learning.
Parents

Welcome Parents

Note from the Parents' Association

You and your son or daughter have just become part of one of the friendliest and most outgoing communities in high school academics. Your reasons for choosing Vermont Academy undoubtedly include its fine academic and athletic reputation, but you may rest assured that your child is now in the midst of a warm, compassionate group of students and staff.

The Vermont Academy Parents’ Association (VAPA) is an integral part of the Vermont Academy community and you are automatically members by virtue of your child’s attendance at the school. If you want to become more actively involved, we always have room for more on our operating board. We hold regular meetings throughout the academic year, usually scheduled to coincide with events that bring parents to campus, such as the beginning of school, fall and spring Parents’ Weekends, and the end of long holiday periods.

If you live within a couple of hours’ driving distance from campus, you may wish to attend our potluck dinner at Chivers Center. The Head of School and a representative from the Development Office are usually present to bring us up to speed on campus news. Fall Parents’ Weekend is designed to give you an opportunity to attend classes with your child and to meet with his or her teachers and academic advisor. The college counseling office also schedules presentations on the college admissions process at this time.

We have one fundraiser each year consisting of a theme dinner, raffle, and live and silent auctions. Parents are encouraged to attend their child’s classes, athletic contests, and the student cabaret. Fundraising proceeds from the weekend, which last year totaled $34,000, are used to support student/faculty initiatives, and various capital projects. Parents are encouraged to consult MySchoolApp for more information on our activities, as well as those of the rest of the school.

If you have any questions or concerns with which we can help, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to meeting you!

Jennifer Cota  
Madison ’14, Jahyde ’17, Logan ’18 
jennylou@sover.net 

Melissa Wing
Noah ’16, Ethan ’17