Lyndon Institute


Through Hard Work You Reach The Stars

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  • Located in a quaint village in an area of Vermont noted for outdoor recreation, 3 hours from Boston
  • 600 students; 16% international; average class size 15 students; student/faculty ratio 10:1
  • Coeducational boarding school with no religious affiliation
  • For two weeks after the holiday vacation, students participate in an interim term to immerse themselves in either an intensive study of subjects of their choosing or an internship
  • College credit courses at nearby¬†Northern Vermont University for 12th grade students
  • University placements include Boston University, Dartmouth College among others
  • ESL

What's special?

2 weeks of intensive, project based, student driven study | Vail Scholars program: seminar-based advisory for students reaching for competitive universities | Dual Enrollment at Northern Vermont University (formerly, Lyndon State College)

96% including: Boston University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, Tufts University, Virginia Tech, Parsons School of Design

Fast facts

4 seasons, cold with snow in winter
Coed 600 (9-12) students
16% international students
15, Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
62 , 71% with advanced degrees
Boston, MA (BOS)


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Advanced placement courses:

Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1: Algebra based, Physics 2: Algebra based, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: 3-D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, US History

Honors courses:

AP 17 Honors 10

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Marking System:

Lyndon Institute utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59. Report cards are issued four times a year shortly after the end of each academic term.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 3 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Social Studies - 2 credits
  • United States History - 1 credit
  • Fine Arts & Performing Arts - 1 credit
  • Physical Education - 2 credits
  • Health Education - 0.5 credits
  • Electives - 5.5 credits
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Special Programs

For two weeks after the holiday vacation, students participate in an interim term to immerse themselves in either an intensive study of subjects of their choosing or an internship.

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: N/A

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1630


Lyndon Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, The Association of Boarding Schools, Independent Schools of Northern New England, and the Vermont Independent Schools Association.

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Studio Arts, Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Dance, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track and Field
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Campus features

The main 130 acre (52 hectare) campus hosts 34 buildings, including the Main Building, Alumni Gymnasium, and 650-seat Alumni Auditorium, the Elliott Memorial Library, the John L. Norris Jr. Center for the Arts, Monahan Academic Commons, six dormitories, a dance studio, the Bob Heath track, the Simpson Nature Trail and athletic fields. The 300 acre Binney Woods forest, located on Burke Mountain, provides outdoor recreation and educational opportunities.

Extracurricular activities

  • Athletic Honors Society,
  • Chorus
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Dance and Tap Club
  • Drama Club
  • Forensics Team
  • French Club
  • Hip-hop Club
  • Latin Club
  • Model UN
  • National Honors Society
  • Newspaper
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Council
French, Latin, Spanish, Ancient Greek

Admissions Requirements


gr. 9: 38-51 iBT gr. 10: 52-74 iBT gr. 11: 70-97 iBT gr. 12: 74-97 iBT

Not required



ETS 3343

Estimated Costs


$5,000 ESL
$500 Contingency Fee (1st year only)
$2,000 Student Account (optional)
$2,995 International Student Fee (includes medical insurance Bronze Plan) *additional $700 for Gold Plan / $400 for Silver Plan

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