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Registration Forms and Information

We are excited that you are joining our Vermont Academy community this fall! We will need you to fill out important forms to complete your enrollment process for the 2021-22 school year throughout the summer. Some of these forms are standard health forms, class registration forms, and a roommate questionnaire. Not all forms will be available simultaneously, as they will be posted at different points throughout the summer. Please be sure to check back weekly to ensure you aren’t missing anything. 
We need you to login into your SchoolAdmin enrollment portal to complete these enrollment forms.

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office at (802) 869-6229 or

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How do I get invited to preseason? / Am I invited to preseason?

    We offer pre-season to students who select varsity soccer, mountain biking, or cross-country running.

    Login to your registration portal to select your fall sport.
    If you have trouble accessing your registration portal/forms, please contact our admissions office: // 802.869.6229
  • Q. What is the opening of school schedule?

    The opening of school schedule is in your enrollment process checklist found in your registration portal.

    A detailed layout of that schedule will be emailed later in the summer.

    Any questions or concerns should be directed to Assistant Head of School for Student Life Gilloran at
  • Q. What about technology -- laptop, printer, etc?

    Vermont Academy is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school. We can support all types of devices. 

    During orientation, the IT Department will meet with each student in order to set up their computer with the Vermont Academy network, including access to student email and wireless installation of the school’s printers.

    Most students do not bring their own printer, as there are printing stations in each academic building on campus.

    For questions regarding technology on campus, please contact Director of IT Jeff Gaudet at
  • Q. When will I know about my advisor, dorm, roommate etc.?

    These details will be shared later in the summer.

    Any questions or concerns should be directed to Assistant Head of School for Student Life Gilloran at
  • Q. Where do I buy my textbooks?

    Students need to purchase texts books on their own. We recommend Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

    We do not offer used textbooks.
  • Q. What should students pack? What furniture is provided?

    The school provides basic furnishings for residential living, but we encourage students to make it a comfortable, welcoming, and home-like space for themselves. Rooms are either single or double occupancy.
    What we provide:
    • Each room has a small closet or wardrobe and is furnished with a twin bed (extra-long mattress), bureau, desk, and chair (per student).
    • Longer mattresses are available for taller students upon request.
    • The rooms have either carpeting or linoleum floors with an overhead light and trash basket.
    • Each dormitory floor has a communal vacuum, microwave, and trash/recycling area.
    The campus store is always well-stocked with basic dorm items, food, beverages, and VA clothing and accessories.
    What To Bring/Pack :

    • Mattress pad: twin extra-long (suggested, not required)
    • Pillows, pillowcases, and sheets (twin, extra-long)
    • Bedspread or comforter
    • Bath towels, washcloths, and hand towels
    E&R Laundry services are available for an extra fee. You may sign up for this service on registration day.

    • Shower caddy to hold toiletries
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush and paste
    • Razors, small first-aid kit
    • Hygiene products
    • Nail clippers and Q-Tips
    • Hairdryer, curling/flat iron (with auto shut-off)
    • Hairbrush and comb
    Room Items/Storage
    • Alarm clock
    • Flashlight, power strip/surge protector
    • Extension cord
    • Desk lamp with LED bulb
    • Floor lamp with LED bulb
    • Command Strip hooks
    • Wall-safe adhesive (3M)
    • Over-the-door mirrors
    • Posters/artwork
    • Memo board/dry erase board
    • Hand vacuum
    • Small rug
    • Plates, bowls, eating utensils (for personal food delivery)
    • Small plants
    • Box/standing fan
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Clothes hangers
    • Clothes drying rack
    • Under-the-bed bins or storage crates
    • Shoe rack
    • Laundry Bag/Hamper
    • Dress code items (see Student Handbook for specifics)
    • Masks
    • Formal dinner attire (blazer, tie, dress, heels, dress shoes, belt)
    • Special events attire (for example, the Wildcat Games, Spirit Week, dances)
    • Blazer/jacket
    • Athletic clothes
    • Jeans, sweaters, light jacket (casual & dress)
    • Raincoat/umbrella
    • Winter jacket
    • Gloves scarves, winter hat
    • Rain/snow boots
    • Sneakers
    • Loafers
    • Flip-flops (casual and for shower)
    • Slippers
    School Supplies
    • Laptop
    • Binders
    • Loose-leaf paper and notebooks
    • Highlighters, pens, and pencils
    • Ruler Scissors, tape, thumbtacks, paperclips
    • 2 USB or flash drive
    • Backpack/tote bag Printer (optional)
    The School Store is well stocked with school supplies all year long.
    What Not to Bring:
    • Computer/television monitors exceeding 32”
    • Electric heaters
    • Microwave ovens, toasters, and toaster ovens
    • Hot pots
    • Coffee machines
    • Air conditioners
    • Pets of any kind (including fish)
    • Weapons of any kind
    • Incense/candles
    • Lighters/matches 
    • Large furniture 
    • High intensity/halogen lamps in excess of 100 watts 
    • Medicine

      *All medicine must be turned into Health Services
    Students may ship items to themselves at school during the school year to:
    Student’s Name
    c/o Vermont Academy
    10 Long Walk
    PO BOX 500
    Saxtons River, VT 05154
    For questions about packing, please contact Brian Gilloran, Assistant Head School for Student Life,, (802)-869-6252.
  • Q. Where do students shop upon arrival to campus?

    There will be several weekend shopping trips to the mall during the early weeks of school.

    Keene, New Hampshire, is about 30 minutes from campus and has the big box stores helpful when getting settled into a dorm room. Stores include Target, Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Dicks Sporting Goods, and TJMaxx.

    The Holyoke Mall is about 60 minutes from campus.

    The campus store is also well-stocked with basic dorm items and school supplies.
  • Q. Can the school arrange transportation from airports?

    Yes, we can arrange for a car service from an area airport through Thomas Transportation at an additional cost to the student. If you need the school to arrange transportation, please contact Caitlin Holton in our Dean's Office at

    The closest airports to Vermont Academy are:
    • Bradley International BDL (Hartford, CT) – 1 hr 45 min drive from campus
    • Manchester International MHT (Manchester, NH) – 1 hr 45 min drive from campus
    • Logan International BOS (Boston, MA) – 2 hr 15 min drive from campus
    • New York City airports JFK, LGA – 4 hr 15 min drive from campus
  • Q. How do I do my laundry?

    Each dorm contains free washing machines and dryers. Laundry detergent may be purchased in the Vermont Academy bookstore or locally.

    Students also have the option of paying for linen and laundry services through E&R Laundry Service. Students may sign up for either or both of these laundry services on Move-In/Registration Day.
  • Q. May I ship my belongings to school before I arrive?

    During the first weeks of school, there are several shopping trips should students need to purchase bedding, lamps, athletic gear, etc. If necessary, however, students may ship items to themselves at school. Please DO NOT send items before Monday, August 16th.

    You can send items to:
    Student’s Name
    c/o Vermont Academy
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons River, VT 05154

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.