Why VA

List of 3 items.

  • Academics

    Number of courses – 120
    Science courses – Advanced physics, environmental science, advanced biology, biochemistry, and more...
    World languages – French, Spanish, Latin
    The Center for Learning – A center for learning support on campus.
    Advisory – Led by a faculty member, 6-8 advisees per advisor, meets 2 times per week.
  • Athletics and Outdoor Activities

    Athletic Opportunities – 20+ sports at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and 3rds/recreational levels
    Athletic Amenities –
    • Five playing fields and two practice fields
    • Basketball court
    • Fitness center
    • Ice hockey rink
    • Skiing/snowboarding at Mount Snow Resort and their Carinthia Park
    • Fall and Spring Crew
    • Six tennis courts
    • On-campus ski hill; three ski jumps with snowmaking
    • Indoor and outdoor ropes courses; indoor climbing wall
    • 30 km of trails (for cross-country running and skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and hiking)
    • Technical, single-track mountain biking course
    • Equestrian program
    • Outdoor Programs (hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, camping)
  • Studio and Performing Arts

    • Theater (3 productions per year, full theater curriculum, technical theater)
    • 350-seat performing arts center
    • Music (music theory, electronic music, recording, private lesson program, and vocal, jazz, and chamber ensembles)
    • Dance (ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, African, modern)
    • Dance studio with Harlequin hard-wood sprung floor
    • Studio art (painting, drawing, pottery, 3-D art, portfolio development, filmmaking, digital photography, black and white photography)