Thetford Academy is organized into academic departments of Art, Design Technology, Drama, English, Languages, Life Skills & Health, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies. Independent learning is possible in any field, and we strongly encourage students to pursue self-directed study in their high school years.

Academic Mission

Thetford Academy students take responsibility for using their minds well, developing skills in inquiry, problem solving, and reflection. They become proficient readers and writers. They learn to express their ideas clearly and creatively. They take part in service for a better world.

Small size and a supportive climate foster the confidence to meet all kinds of challenges.

The school encourages both teachers and students to experiment, stretch their capacities, and take risks as learners. Every student has a Personal Learning Plan, developed with an advisor and revised annually, to promote goal setting and reflection. With access to multiple fields of endeavor and encouragement to try new things, Academy students learn to explore their options.

Academic Support

Support services are also available, including library and study resources, counseling, and special help through the Learning Center. The Academy is a Service-Learning Leader School, recognized nationally for its emphasis on learning through community work and service; the curriculum provides a wide variety of opportunities to link academic study with experiences in the community beyond the school.

English Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered to students, as needed. Final ESL determination will be made once student arrive on campus.

Find out more

Image of Cambridge Institute Attention Chinese Students: Thetford Academy has a partnership with The Cambridge Institute of International Education to help our Chinese applicants with the admission process. Please visit their website: or contact Ariel Smith, our Cambridge Representative directly at:

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