Lyndon Institute
An independent day and boarding school for grades 9 - 12 located in northeastern Vermont
In order to provide health services at LI, the School Nurse is available Monday-Friday 7:45 AM -3:15PM at the Health Center located in Amadon House. Students who become ill during the school day may see the School Nurse for assessment and parents will be contacted based on the nurse's findings. Every effort will be made to keep students in class. Students are encouraged to use the Health Center only when necessary during school hours. Minor first aid supplies are available in classrooms. It is important to remember that day students who are sick before school (ie-fever, vomiting, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms) should not come to school but rather remain at home and consult their health care provider if needed. 
Vermont law requires that students have the following immunizations upon entry to high school: 5 doses of DTP/DTaP) and have a TDaP booster, 4doses of Polio, 3 doses of Hepatitis B,  2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 2 doses of Varicella-Chicken Pox (or documentation of natural disease) and a Meningitis vaccine (strongly recommended for day students, required for boarding students). All immunization dates must be on the student's record along with copy of their record from the Pediatrician. Students can be excluded from school if they are not adequately immunized.  If your child is exempt from immunizations, contact the school nurse for an exemption form.
What's A Parent To Do
There are no easy answers to curbing childhood obesity, but below are some suggestions:
  • Model healthy behavior.  Eat a nutritional, well balanced diet and exercise regularly.
  • Limit screen time (television, computers, video games, etc.) to two hours a day.
  • Encourage children to play outside.
  • Coordinate fun family activities, such as hikes and bike rides.
  • Offer children healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks, but don't draw excessive attention to their choices.
  • Make mealtime pleasant, focusing on conversation unrelated to the food.
  • Help children find fun, creative ways to fill their spare time to minimize boredom and loneliness.
  • Don't criticize your body or your child's body.  Model acceptance and a healthy self-image, emphasizing wellness and vitality rather than appearance.
  • Help children become discerning, rather than passive, targets of consumerism and media messages.  Raise their antenna for messages that are not in their best interests.
  • Point out nutritional labels in grocery stores and teach your children how to make healthy choices.


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.