Family Weekend

Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 2022

We are pleased to welcome you back to campus for Family Weekend on October 7 and 8, 2022. We look forward to sharing updates about the school, enjoying a food truck festival dinner on Friday, Cabaret, chatting with you about your student(s), and so much more! 

Parent-Teacher-Student Conference Information
Parent/teacher/student conferences must be scheduled separately by logging into “My VA” and looking for the conference scheduling icon on the parent Resource Board. Use Pick-a-time to sign up for 10-minute blocks with your student’s teachers and advisor. Please note, that you will need to specify “Zoom” or “in Person” for each separate appointment when selecting your conference time. 

Students are expected to remain on campus through their last commitment. Classes resume on Wednesday, October 12.
Click here to view a PDF of the schedule.

7 - 9 p.m. Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences (primarily for day student families)

8:30 - 10:45 a.m. Parents Attend Class with Students
11:15 a.m. Baseball Spring Trip Meeting
11:15 a.m. 2023 Spring Break International Trips to France and Peru Meetings
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab and Go Lunch Outside
12 - 12:30 p.m. Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism Luncheon Q&A
12 - 4 p.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences. (Student attendance is strongly encouraged.)
3 - 4 p.m. Paying for College Workshop -Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)
4 - 4:45 p.m. State of the School Speech with Head of School Dr. Jennifer L. Zaccara
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Parent Social Gathering by Class Year
5:30 - 7 p.m. Food Truck Fair
7 p.m. Cabaret
Post-Cabaret Visit the VA Observatory

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Boarding Student and Day Student Family Breakfast Gathering
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Outdoor Family Barbeque
1 p.m. VAPA Auction Closes
1:15 p.m. TED Talk-style Presentations 
  • Abby Hawkins '23
  • Alden Ormont '23
  • Bill Keating '71
  • Bernard Hoyes '70
  • Dr. Jennifer L. Zaccara, Head of School
2:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer v. Cushing Academy
3 p.m.  Girls Varsity Soccer v. New Hampton School

Vermont Academy Parents Association (VAPA) Auction
And for a bit of fun, and “fun”draising, please visit the Vermont Academy Parents Association (VAPA) auction. There are many great prizes donated by fellow parents and local businesses including travel, skiing, and VA swag. You can visit the site here. The auction opens on October 1 and will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. Proceeds go to support VAPA and its activities, which include faculty appreciation and support for initiatives that positively impact student life. 

If You're Coming to Campus... (And We Hope You Do!)
The safety and well-being of attendees and members of the Vermont Academy community is our first priority. By attending, guests agree to follow Vermont Academy's health and safety protocols as we strive to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all.
  1. If you are feeling ill, please postpone your visit until another time.  
  2. Siblings may attend but are required to stay with their parents at all times.
  3. All attendees must be "up to date" (per the CDC definition) with their COVID-19 vaccines, with the final shot administered at least 14 days prior to arrival.
  4. Attendees must wear a mask over their nose and mouth in all Vermont Academy buildings while in the presence of students. 
    Plans are subject to change as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 landscape and follow CDC, State of Vermont, and Vermont Academy protocols and recommendations. Further COVID-19 protocols will be shared on this page as needed. 

    Please reach out to Director of Annual Giving Tonia Fleming P '18 at or 802-869-6298.


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