Lyndon Institute
An independent day and boarding school for grades 9 - 12 located in northeastern Vermont

Courage, Commitment, and Community

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. Athletics become a model for good citizenship.

At Lyndon Institute, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer a wide range of athletic opportunities. We have over twenty varsity level teams in 18 sports. Student athletes of all abilities are encouraged to participate.

Live coverage of LI athletics is available at Please view their web-site for a current schedule of coverage. 

Team schedules can be viewed under the athletics tab or the activities calendar

Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports
Cheerleading Alpine Skiing Baseball
Cross Country Nordic Skiing Softball
Soccer Cheerleading Ultimate
Field Hockey Boys Hockey Track
Volleyball Girls Hockey Golf
Football Basketball Tennis
Mountain Bike Indoor Track

Athletics Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Paul Wheeler 

    Director of Athletics and Activities
  • Roxanne Courser 

    Teacher - Health/Athletics
  • Barry Aldrich 

    Teacher - Health/Athletics
A recent article posted to the website states that Lyndon is one of only six American boarding schools to offer interscholastic Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, and Ice Hockey teams, according to The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).”
LI Alpine coach John (JK) Kresser is an example of the trend at the top boarding schools where the schools are choosing “the very best coaches for their winter sports teams”. Coach Kresser is a former coach with the U.S. Women’s slalom and giant slalom teams.
“Student-athletes benefit in many ways from being a part of the program,” says John. “It all begins with the upkeep and organization of the equipment involved with the sport.  There are many components to remember and maintain on a daily basis. This is a large part of an athlete’s potential success.”
He adds: “Alpine skiing is a unique sport in that you actually compete against teammates. We strongly emphasize the team concept while each athlete strives to bring out their best skiing. Our training emphasizes personal growth rather than comparisons. The mountains are a great place to grow, develop and learn to appreciate the outdoors.”
In addition to Ice Hockey, Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Lyndon Institute offers their students the opportunity to participate on interscholastic teams in Snowboarding, Bowling, Indoor Track and Basketball.  The cheerleading team will also be competing this year in state competitions.
Sophomore Fernando Tejero appeared in his hometown newspaper, El Norte de Castilla, during last year's soccer season. Shown with Fernando are assistant coach Matt Andrews (l) and head coach Richard McCarthy. To read the article, click this link

LI follows the State of Vermont Concussion Guidelines, including the Return to Play Protocols. LI Student Athletes and their parents are required to review the Student and Parent Concussion Materials, which are posted here on the School’s website in the Athletics Section under Concussion Policy and copies are available in the Athletic Office and in the Health Center on the campus of Lyndon Institute.


Lyndon Institute
168 Institute Circle
P.O. Box 127
Lyndon Center, VT  05850
844-277-1645 (toll-free)
802-535-3636 (local)
“Per Aspera Ad Astra” - through hard work you reach the stars.
Lyndon Institute is a comprehensive, independent high school providing thoughtful and rigorous preparation for students of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and beyond to reach their intellectual, creative and physical potential.