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    Lyndon Institute ::: Lyndon Center, Vermont ::: Northeast U.S.

    Lyndon Institute

     

    • Located in a quaint village in an area of Vermont noted for Alpine and Nordic skiing, 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 three 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 Lyndon State College for 12th grade students
    • University placements include Boston University, Dartmouth College among others 
    • ESL

    Founded

    1867

    Climate

    4 seasons; cold with snow in winter

    Student Body

    600 students (grades 9-12); 16% international

    Average Class Size

    15 students

    Faculty

    62 faculty; 71% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    10:1

    College Placement

    96% university placement including Boston University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, Tufts University, Virginia Tech, Parsons School of Design, among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language & Compositon, English Literature & Composition, European Histroy, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Studio Art

    Honors:  Algebra I & II, American Literature, British Literature, Geometry, Global Studies, Humanities, Pre-Calculus, Studio Art, US History

    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.

    Programs of Study

    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

    World Langages offered: Ancient Greek, Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish, Russian

    SAT Score:  Average SAT score = 1630

    Accreditation

    Lyndon Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Athletics

    Sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Snowboarding, Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

    Arts

    Studio Arts, Band, Ceramics, Choir, Dance Company, Jazz Band, Photography, Theater Company






    Extracurricular Activities

    Activities and Clubs: 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

    Facilities

    34 campus buildings include: Academic Commons, Athletic Fields, Auditorium, Center for the Arts, 6 Dormitories, Gymnasium, Library, Main Classroom Building, Track, Nature Trail

    ESL

    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) consists of four classes at various proficiency levels leading to a transition into the mainstream academic curriculum.  The four courses are Humanities I, Humanities II, Intermediate ESOL and Advanced ESOL.