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Lyndon Center, Vermont, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
P.O. Box 127, College Road, Lyndon Center, Vermont, USA
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Summary: The teachers and administrators of Lyndon Institute believe that learning is a process which continues throughout life, and that formal education should provide a sound basis for later development. We believe that the primary obligation of the school is to help the student to discover academic, artistic, technological, and athletic aptitudes; to encourage the development of goals appropriate to such aptitude; and to aid in developing the goals for the betterment of one's self and one's community.
The teachers and administrators of Lyndon Institute believe that learning is a process which continues throughout life, and that formal education should provide a sound basis for later development. We recognize that student interest and motivation are vital to educational success and therefore, school should be both a challenging and enjoyable experience for all concerned.
Students learn by making connections and they need to make their learning more relevant. The best way we can assist our students is to work on connecting our departments in our academics. As a result, LI has moved away from separate academic departments and has introduced new department “divisions” combining key departments to increased collaboration, shared practices, and interdisciplinary connections.
Lyndon Institute is an academic community providing students with excellent preparation for success in school, college, careers, and life.
Department Director: Adam Norwood
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 62
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 57.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Number of AP Courses Offered: 17
Summary: Lyndon Institute’s campus has 32 buildings with networked classrooms, a library (Dr. John H. Elliott Memorial Library and Monahan Academic Commons multi-media center, a 650-seat auditorium, a 250-seat dining hall and extensive sports facilities, including two gymnasiums, fields for football, soccer, field hockey, and softball and a new baseball field.
Residential students live on campus in 3 large and 4 small cottage-style dormitories and enjoy a vast array of extra-curricular opportunities covering 14 different sports and over 20 different clubs and activities, such as Volunteer Club, Public Speaking Club and Dance Club.
Burke Mountain, an international ski resort is only 15 minutes from campus offering winter sports and mountain biking.
Department Director: Robert Heath
Number of Dorms: 6
Average Students Per Dorm: 15
No. of Girls Dorms: 3
No. of Boys Dorms: 3
Dress Code: Other
Summary: Lyndon Institute prides itself on being a positive presence and contributing member of the community. Our students participate in a number of community service projects. Several on-campus amenities are available to the public: the track (for fitness,walking and running; the Simpson Nature Trail (hikes an picnics); the athletic fields (for youth programs); our 317 acre Binney Woods campus on Burke Mountain provides outdoor education opportunities; and other facilities host performances and continuing education programs. Vermont has been rated the Healthiest State in the United States for six years in a row.
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Summary: Lyndon Institute offers 22 courses in Dance, Music and Theater, as well as Visual and Fine Arts.
18 sports are offered to students, in addition to 30 interscholastic club and activities.
The campus is 15 minutes from the Burke Mountain Ski Area, a great venue for weekend recreation, whether it's skiing, hiking or mountain biking.
Arts Department Director: Rebecca McGregor
Athletics Department Director: Wheeler Paul
Notable Achievements: 22 State Championships since 2000
Summary: LI offers an Advanced/Honors Studies Preparation for students who plan on seeking admission to highly competitive universities and who are willing to commit to a more rigorous academic program.
Lyndon Institute offers 17 AP Courses.
A system of advisors and counselors in both the academic program and the boarding program assures that every student is paired with a counselor who can advise on college and career choices.
Department Director: Jean Wheeler
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 90.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Dan Stahler (Class of 1992) Wildlife Biologist for the National Park Service
Judi St. Hilaire (Class of 1977) Olympic Runner
Andrew Johnson (Class of 1996) Olympic Skiier (two times)
Rodney Taylor (Class of 1964) Award Winning Surgeon
Judge Dana Wakefield (Class of 1964) First blind judge in Colorado
Gen. Michael Boera (Class of 1977) Two Star U.S. General
Summary: The Summer English Language program offers students from around the globe the opportunity to be a part of a residential community while attending an intensive English language program.
Our four week intensive language program allows students to enjoy life in our one of a kind scenic area while developing their English fluency.
We have developed our program to accommodate students at the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Upon arrival students are tested and placed according to their English language proficiency level.
Students will spend twenty hours a week in the classroom. Classes will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, with an emphasis on communicative skills. Each week features twenty hours of morning classroom instruction.
Every afternoon students will have an opportunity to take part in local cultural and outdoor activities. Working with their American buddies (local students who volunteer to accompany international students on their afternoon adventures) students will have chances to mountain bike, kayak, hike, swim and attend a variety of local events like a county fair, a farmer’s market or a free outdoor musical performance. In this way students have the opportunity to learn American customs, experience local culture and develop greater proficiency in the English language.
Our summer program is a wonderful way for students to become accustomed to life in a private boarding school.
In the final week of the program the iTEP test is administered to determine students’ proficiency levels after the intensive course work.
Students between the ages of 14 and 17 are welcome in the program. All levels of English language proficiency are welcome. No test scores are required.
As students experience the local American culture, they learn more than just English. They realize how to be responsible global citizens. Our school values diversity, fairness, inclusion and international understanding. Our program is
Department Director: Sandra Mings-Lamar
July 27, 2015 to August 24, 2015
The Summer English Language program offers students from around the globe the opportunity to be a part of a residential community while attending an intensive English language program. Our four week intensive language program allows students to enjoy life in our one of a kind scenic area while devel
Registration Deadline: May 24, 2015
Financial Aid Available: No
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