Student Life

All work and no play? Not an option!

The Academy is a fun place to be, and our faculty and students collaborate on a variety of social events throughout the year. For students from different local towns, we provide a central location for activities, and sponsor at least one social activity per month. Students organize the dances, from decorations to music to food. The seniors help us organize many of the school-day activities, such as our start-of-the-year rafting trip and Mountain Day. Polyglot, a favorite for returning alums, is our nod to the worldwide festivities that take place in December, and features a sit-down turkey dinner, Secret Santa gift hunts, and the singing of celebratory songs in many languages. Our coffee houses and open mics are a chance to let the muse flourish (and rock—check out the clips on The Academy’s Vimeo channel!). The square dance (or Hoe Down) is a fun way to connect with New England roots, and the semi-formal, while decidedly not a prom, does mean students dress in their finest and bring a little extra to the preparations. All in all, it makes for quite an interesting year!

Some standard events:

  • All-school rafting trip
  • “New Faces” Dance
  • Mountain Day
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Halloween Dance
  • Coffee Houses
  • Open Mic Night (Fall and Spring)
  • Polyglot
  • February and April Dances
  • Semi-Formal Dance

Student Organizations and Leadership

Academy students learn to become engaged citizens and ethical leaders through a variety of on-campus experiences.  Teams, classes and councils provide opportunities for students to explore their passions, build community, and participate in the governance of the school.  Click here to learn more.

Click here to see our Student & Parent Handbook, The Scoop 2016-2017.