Since 1842, St. Johnsbury Academy has been a significant leader in education. It is widely recognized among both public and private school educators as a school that fosters character, academic excellence, and civic responsibility. This remarkable regional academy and international day and boarding school has a proud tradition and maintains an uncommon dignity in the education of its diverse student body. Through its 165 distinguished years, the Academy has grown to provide a comprehensive curriculum to a very cosmopolitan student body. Typically students choose to attend the Academy from over 50 New Hampshire and Vermont communities, over 20 states, and over 20 nations. Today, about 20% of the 1,000 population are resident students who come from afar. International and local students react with each other to form a synergy that is mutually beneficial. Consistently, St. Johnsbury Academy, of all Vermont schools, has placed the highest or nearly the highest percentage of graduating seniors into further education. Annually, 78% to 82% of Academy seniors matriculate to post-secondary educational institutions. Graduate acceptances at competitive and highly competitive colleges and universities are strong.