Dean's Office

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Brian Gilloran

    Mr. Brian Gilloran 

    Assistant Head School for Student Life / 10th Grade Class Dean / Head Coach, Boys' Varsity Soccer
    (802) 869-6252
    St. Lawrence University - BA
  • Photo of Caitlin Holton '96

    Ms. Caitlin Holton '96 

    Assistant Dean of Student Life / 9th Grade Class Dean / Equestrian
    (802) 869-6284
    University of Vermont - BA

Late Spring 2022: The Vermont Academy Way

Student Life

The VA Community

Our community is center to every we do at Vermont Academy and makes us a place like no other. By providing a small and supportive community our students feel known and are encouraged to grow and discover their voice. The lessons we impart in the classroom and dorms, on the fields and stage, provide our students with an education for life.
"Vermont Academy to me is all about community. The main reason I chose VA and the main reason I love it is because of our accepting, friendly, caring community. Whether it be students, coaches, or teachers, everyone is always there to support you and help you with whatever you need." - Zoee ’19

Campus News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Vermont Academy's 139th Commencement

    On a brisk morning in May, family, friends, faculty, and of course, the Class of 2023, gathered on Vermont Academy’s South Lawn for our 139th commencement ceremony.
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  • Baccalaureate Ceremony 2023

    The celebrations for the Class of 2023 started on Friday, May 19 as we welcomed family and friends of the soon to be graduates to the hilltop. A festive dinner was held outside, where those guests were able to meet some of the faculty who made a difference for their child at VA, followed by the Baccalaureate Ceremony held in the Nita Choukas Theater in the Horowitz Performing Arts Hall. Once everyone made their way to their seats in the theater, the Class of 2023 walked down the stairs and headed to the front few rows of seats in the auditorium.
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  • End of Year Awards 2023

    The entire Vermont Academy Community assembled in the Nita Choukas Theater in the Horowitz Performing Arts Hall on the last day of classes to celebrate the end of year award recipients and the Class of 2023’s final days at VA. The bricks for each member of the Class of 2023 that would soon be placed on Long Walk were lined up alphabetically on the stage. Head of School Dr. Jennifer L. Zaccara welcomed the community by talking about the history of the idea of “the pursuit of excellence.” She told students that their achievements make them role models and inspirations to others. Afterwards, department chairs, advisors, and class deans came to the podium to present awards to students in all classes.
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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.