Founded in 1867, Lyndon Institute is dedicated to providing a unique educational experience for our students that leads to a lifetime of learning and good citizenship. We are an independent and comprehensive high school for grades 9 – 12, offering a 150-course curriculum specializing in core and honors academics, fine and performing arts, and technical and career programs.
Whether a student is getting hands-on experience in the classroom, in the workshop, on the playing fields, or in extracurricular activities, we believe that students learn "by doing" and we strive to offer multiple opportunities for our students to create, discover, make, build, and explore.
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.
Lyndon Institute is one of the few high schools in Vermont that offers a complete range of Fine and Performing Arts courses. These include full course loads in each discipline: fine and graphic arts, theater, instrumental and vocal music, and dance. Students can choose from a range of classes in each of the disciplines ranging from introduction to art, photography, AP level art classes, and painting; acting, introduction and techniques in dance, jazz and lyrical ballet, dance history and improvisation/composition to dance company, plus concert and jazz band to chorus and select chorus.
While academics are our primary concern, Lyndon Institute recognizes that athletics provide additional opportunities and challenges for personal growth and development. Through competition, students learn the value of discipline and respect for rules.
We welcome over 580 students from 20 countries, several U.S. states and over 24 area towns and villages. We are grateful for the amazing diversity this combination of students creates and our community is grateful too. Many of our international students are befriended by area families and this offers a unique opportunity for our international students to experience life in America.
By making a gift to LI, you are making a tremendous difference to lives of our students. It is through the generosity of donors we are able to offer special programs, fund international travel for needy students, provide new uniforms for our athletics programs, or fund advanced studies for our faculty and so much more!
Creating an engaged, supportive alumni network is crucial to an Lyndon Institute's success. Keeping in close contact with, and continuing to recognize alumni for your excellence is one of the many ways we strive to cultivate a community that cares about and is connected to LI.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Scott announced a Continuity of Education Plan for the orderly dismissal of all schools, and cancellation of all school-related activities, no later than Wednesday, March 18. In an update to this directive on March 26, Governor Scott ordered Vermont schools to be closed through the rest of the 2019-20 school year. The Lyndon Institute campus has been closed to students since, Monday, March 16 and all students are working online. Stay safe and healthy.