Image of Lyndon Institute's Main Building during the summer.


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.

The main 130-acre 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, the Monahan Academic Commons, and seven dormitories. The 300-acre Binney Woods forest, located on Burke Mountain, provides outdoor recreation and educational opportunities.  

We believe that the primary obligation of our school is to help every student to discover their individual 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.

LI students enjoy personal attention from an accomplished and devoted faculty, genuine respect for their individuality and unique talents, a truly inclusive environment, and outstanding preparation for their choices of colleges or careers.

Our students are encouraged to respect and value diversity and to be active and responsible citizens.  In 2009, Lyndon Institute was one of the first two high schools in the U.S. permitted to offer an American high school program in China. We currently partner with four schools in China (Shanghai, Shaoxing, Heifei, and Fuzhou).

Located in the scenic and historic Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, our school is a key educational and cultural resource for our entire community. Our students participate in a number of community service projects. Several on-campus amenities are available to the public: the Bob Heath track (for fitness walking and running); the Simpson Nature Trail (hikes and picnics); the athletic fields (for youth programs); and other facilities host performances and continuing education programs. LI prides itself on being a positive presence and contributing member of the community.