Student Life

Student Experience

Vermont Academy students are expected to abide by the tenets of our Honor Code: Honesty, Trust, Respect, and Responsibility. Following these principles will help to ensure that our community is conducive to healthy growth and learning.

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  • Boarding Students

    Vermont Academy is primarily boarding in nature; thus our residential program is an integral part of our students’ lives. Living with peers and dorm parents strengthens the relationships within our community. At VA your dorm room is more than just a place to hang out, it’s your home. Your dorm becomes a micro-community of best friends, supportive dorm parents that encourage your growth as a student, an athlete and most importantly, as a person.
  • Day Students

    Our Day Students are often found on campus far after the academic day has concluded, taking part in all Vermont Academy has to offer. 

    Day students’ official base on campus is in the student center located in the basement of Shepardson Center. Here all day students have an assigned locker to store their belongings; there is also space for them to hang out with friends and complete homework. However, many day students are found scattered throughout campus, visiting friends in their residence halls, studying in the library or chatting in the dining hall.

Traditions

Weekend Activities

The Vermont Academy experience extends well beyond the classroom. Our evening and weekend activities may include …
  • Skiing or snowboarding at Okemo
  • Zumba in the Dance Studio
  • Outdoor fires at the Nick Grout ’03 Memorial Fire Pit
  • Free skate in the Michael Choukas Arena
  • Ping pong in the student center
  • Movie trips to local cinemas
  • Hiking in the Green Mountains
  • Shopping trips to Keene or Holyoke
VA weekends are packed with activities for everyone. Students are encouraged to speak with the Dean of Student Life about ideas and opportunities.

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Whether you live in a small dorm or large, each of them offers a safe and comfortable "home away from home" atmosphere that encourages respect, personal responsibility, cooperation, and teamwork.