St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Johnsbury Academy was founded in 1842 by Erastus, Thaddeus, and Joseph Fairbanks to provide “intellectual, moral, and religious training for their own children and the children of the community.” The school was reincorporated in 1873 in order to accomplish the founders’ goal of providing exemplary educational opportunities to a wider range for students, not just those destined for the liberal arts colleges and universities.
St. Johnsbury Academy believes that learning is most effective in a community atmosphere where collaboration and respect for others is part of the common daily business. Small classes, the advisory program, and a diverse offering of extracurricular activities all exist to support this notion of community.
Today St. Johnsbury Academy remains unique among American independent schools in its ability to offer its students a truly comprehensive curriculum. This breadth of curriculum, supported by first rate facilities and the resources to attract an outstanding faculty, has attracted national recognition as well as over 230 boarding students from across the United States and around the world.