This summer, The Woodbury Foundation awarded Thetford Academy a $55,000 grant to support Year Two of the school’s Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Initiative, which the school launched with the Foundation’s support in 2015.
Last year, the renewable grant (also in the amount of $55,000) helped Thetford Academy begin to implement a vision to integrate outdoor and environmental education across the school’s curriculum and into the fabric of the school’s mission and values. To indicate its … read more
This summer, Design Technology teacher Chris Schmidt and a team of eight Thetford Academy students spent a week in the woods improving and expanding TA's trail network. They enhanced two existing 'ghost' trails, now named the Fireplace and Ridge Trails. The crew then added trail signs (designed and created in the Design Tech shop), blazes, two new bridges, and 1200 feet of new trail on Thetford Academy land.
Part of TA's Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Initiative, the … read more
Thetford Academy’s 2016-17 theme comes from a Jane Goodall quote:
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
I like this quote because it aptly states the power that all of us have to make an impact on this small world of ours — whether that impact is positive … read more
On July 5, a local foundation awarded Thetford Academy a $25,000 grant and pledged an additional $100,000 over the next four years to support Thetford Academy’s Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Center and the Fund for Thetford Academy. The foundation, which has asked to remain anonymous, is committed to both educational and environmental concerns.
TA’s Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Center is the recipient of $20,000 of this summer’s $25,000 gift, and the remaining $5,000 has … read more
CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES: 42 members of the Class of 2016 took part in graduation festivities outdoors on a beautiful early summer evening on Friday, June 10, for Thetford Academy's 197th Commencement.
Our graduating seniors received many scholarships and awards during Senior Class Day the morning of June 10. With commencement now behind them, they're now heading into a diversity of colleges and universities, several branches of the armed services, or a variety of work and gap year … read more
“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.Our mission is to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.
We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.
We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.
We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.
We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.
We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.