A Family Decision

The decision to have your son or daughter go abroad to study involves much more than simply researching the web and finding websites with pictures of wonderful facilities and smiling faces. Even speaking to family, friends and colleagues about their experiences regarding their children is very useful and helpful, but might not meet the needs of your own son or daughter because each child needs to find “The School” that will allow them to grow and thrive.

Of course each boarding school’s administrator and director can advise and tell you all about their school, but, indeed, there are other schools that might be a better fit for what your son or daughter is looking for in their study abroad program.

Kendall & Associates Educational Consulting can help you with the decision-making process because we known each of the schools that we work with and have the experience, knowledge and unbiased end result to provide you with a selection of schools that will best fit the profile of your son or daughter.

St. Johnsbury School


Location: St. Johnsbury, Vermont, USA


Three top unique qualities of the school

  • Diverse 219 course curriculum
  • $60 million campus, new dorm built in 2009, with the look and feel of a junior college campus
  • Over 100 extracurricular activities including 40 interscholastic athletic teams and + 60 clubs and activities


Advanced Placement (AP): 21 Advanced Placement Courses: English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, United States History, European History, United States Government and Politics, Psychology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Computer Science A: JAVA, Biology, Chemistry, Physics B, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Environmental Science, Studio Art: Drawing, French Language, Spanish Language, Japanese Language and Culture, Music Theory

Special subjects offered: Four-level STeM engineering courses, career and technical education programs, senior Capstone, English As A Second Language (ESL), Psychology, Environmental Science, Five Languages

The Colwell Center for Global Understanding at the Academy supports programs and activities that foster global education. The Colwell Center partners with Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs on several programs to expose students to professionals and scholars in the field of foreign affairs.

Center for Academic improvement--learning center.


Languages: Spanish, French, Japanese, Latin, Chinese

Computer (courses): Digital Graphics and Design, Drafting, Architectural Illustration and Pre-Engineering, Computer Certification (A+ and Network), Web Design

Arts: The Charles Hosmer Center for the Arts provides outstanding facilities for over 40 courses including Acting, Photography, Stagecraft, Drawing, Painting, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Intaglio Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Videography, Music, Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Modern Dance and Popular Dance, and Celtic Arts

Sports: American Football, Field Hockey, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Ice Hockey, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Indoor Track, Baseball, Golf, Softball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track, Ultimate Frisbee

Extra curricular activities (clubs): Over 60 clubs and activities, including but not limited to, Academy Theatre, Band, Badminton, Chinese, Chess, Community Service, Creative Writing, Dance, Dynamic Youth Mentors, Environmental Club, French, FBLA, Geek Alliance, Human Rights Alliance, Intaglio, Lyceum, Math League, Model UN, National Honor Society, Recycling, Scholars Bowl, STeM, Student Government, Woodworking, Yoga, and more...

Weekend Activities: Weekend trips to Boston (3 hours), Montreal (2 hours), and Burlington (1.5 hours). Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where St. Johnsbury resides, has been designated a National Geographic Geotourism site for the extensive natural resources available including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, camping, skiing and scenic beauty. Shopping, dining, movie theatre, science museum, and other cultural activities are within walking distance of the resident dorms.

Grades: 9-12

Teacher-student-ratio: 1:8

Average class size: 12

Boarding-day-student-ratio: 1:3

Number of students: 1,000

Boy-girl-ratio: 1:1

Percentage of International students: 18%

Dress code: Boys: tie (business type), Girls: business type, no blue jeans

Tuition: US$ 42,800.- (School Year: 2011/2012)

Tuition Refund Plan: Yes

Credit card payments allowed: Yes

Additional costs:
US$ 100/month for personal things
ESL Instruction: US$ 4,500


Summer School: July-August (six weeks) Tuition: US$ 5,900

Website: www.stjohnsburyacademy.org

280 King Street East | Brockville, ON K6V 1E2 | Phone: 613-341-9248 | Fax: | Email: info@kendallconsulting.ca