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Central Vermont Academy

Private | K-12 | 48 students


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Posted April 20, 2014

Central Vermont Academy is a school that is one family where parents are involved with all the children not just their own for they want all to succeed the teachers are willing to go the extra mile. Great leadership. A lot of parents donate their time and talents to ensure success of the children and school. I would recommend CENTRAL VERMONT ACADEMY if you are looking for a school where the children can feel safe and belonging to an extended family enviroment
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 18, 2014

I am teaching at CVA this year. I teach English for 9-12, Fine Arts and Outdoor Education. I am loving it! The students enjoy being there and the Christian atmosphere is seen and felt throughout the staff, volunteers, parents and students. We have had a grat time this year hiking, rock climbing, snow shoeing, sledding and lots more. As a teacher, I truly care about my students and love to see them really enjoy something we are working on. In Fine Arts some of the students are making commercials for our advertising study and their talents are really shining through. With a small school you really get to know each other and have more flexibility in learning opportunities. We have sat out in a field on a beautiful nature journaling. The new principal truly seems to love working with the students and is very caring and a great leader. He leads with Christ in his heart and actions. The other teachers make working at CVA a joy and a blessing. They are talented and always willing to pitch in with a smile. May God bless your search for education for your child and if it is His will that your child attend CVA they will truly be blessed to learn in a safe, caring and fun environment.
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Posted April 8, 2014

As a pastor, I have been involved in many schools. Central Vermont Academy is among the best I've been involved with over the years. Upon first contact , the outstanding Spirit of the school stood out as a testimony that God is working in every way to bring blessing. I'm proud of everyone who is part of this great school.

Posted April 7, 2014

CVA has been a wonderful experience for our child! We would recommend it to any parent looking for a special experience. The school has so many wonderful programs and outings throughout the year. Our child LOVES CVA and considers everyone there "family". It's a place where kids care about each other and the staff and volunteers care about the kids. This is a rare thing in todays society. I am so glad that we decided to send our child to CVA!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 11, 2013

I attended CVA for four years. For the last year that I attended, new members were added to the faculty and policy was changed. The school was filled with hypocritical, two faced people who were only out to cover up their own mistakes by putting the blame on others around them. The faculty members were reprobate frauds who couldn't own up to their own errors. The quality of curriculum was very poor and the experience in the classroom was unexceptional. Instead of providing the valuable education which is needed to progress beyond secondary school, students were blamed and held responsible for the areas in which they were lacking; meaning the areas in which they were never taught. Many teachers acted out immaturely when their abilities to teach were questioned. Aside from all this, I was very disappointed with the school for falsely advertising. The main reason I continued to come back to this school was for programs which were always promoted, and then never offered. I graduated from CVA but in a very unhappy, disappointed state. I can't think of anything that would make me recommend this school to anyone. If you want quality, don't send your kids here.

Posted November 15, 2010

I attended Central Vermanot Academy for 5 years, and I loved it. The close nit "family" enviornment was welcoming and excepting. The new staff is great. They are always wecoming and encorage students to bring other friends to school events. I would always tell parents that CVA is a school you would want your children to go to. I made long lasting friends that I still have in college. CVA is a great place to grow.

Posted October 20, 2010

I have sent all three of my children to this school and I am so thankful for their experiences here! The christian leadership, academics, hands-on experiences like work study programs and mission trips are all excellent. This school is like a family and they really show they care about all the students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 23, 2010

I went to cva for 6 years. 4 in grade school and 2 in high school. It is a good school, you will make lasting friends and have fun. The teachers care about you and want you to do your best. If your thinking about going to cva, try it for at least a year!
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 13, 2010

2009-2010 school year - With a new principal, I would give this school an A+. As a grandparent of a boarded student, the school has provides alot of weekend activities for students who don't go home every weekend. The coricullum is fantastic and I am so pleased with entire attitude of the school. Many new students this year, and, with the leadership CVA now has, I would certainly recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to grow up learning about our Lord and the love He has for all.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 13, 2008

Great school! The close atmosphere encourages excellent leadership opportunities and great friendships. Academics were average when I was there.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 14, 2008

I think this school is a great school that teaches the truths of the bible. It is a great atmosphere and I recommend it to everyone.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 24, 2007

The best advice I can give anyone about CVA is do not even get involved. The academics are poor to put it kindly and the school is run by one of the most obtuse individuals you would ever care to meet. However the vice principal is a rose among thorns, she does the things that no else cares about-basically everything. The school's biggest asset is the 9 week skiing/snowboarding program at Burke Mt.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted December 14, 2006

The schools primary extracurricular activity is basketball. Central Vermont Academy has a boys team and a girls team. There are five teachers for grades 1-12. The school is somewhat disorganized but that's what you could expect for such a small school. There is a boys dorm available but space is very limited, I think the school is relatively easy but college prep diploma is available. There is alot of attention from teachers do to the high tacher to student ratio. In grades 9-12 there is about 40 students so its hard to avoid eachother on a daily basis.
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Posted December 30, 2004

I believe that this school does not teach te children who go here real facts about the world. Instead it trys to hide everything behind the bible. The acedemic program is very poor. The children are not offered everything they need at this school. They do not recomend their children interact with other children outside of their school and religion.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2004

I was a student at Central Vermont Academy. I was very happy with the quality friendships I made. I did not like the principles ideals and the way she dealt with situations. I did not like the lack of mature teachers. The parents seemed to be involved only when they wanted to. I loved the extracurricular activities such as the basketball program. It gave the students a chance to go to Texas and play with other students. The saftey at this school was quite good. If your looking for a school to keep your kids under lock and guard this is the school. I really dont reccomend sending you child here unless you send them to the elementary school.
—Submitted by a student

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 92%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
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  • Sherrie Wall
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  • Seventh-day adventist
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