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About Us

Thetford Elementary School (TES) currently serves 170 children in grades K-6. Our dedicated community includes experienced classroom teachers, para-educators, and support staff. The program of studies follows a standards-based curriculum that includes arts, agriculture, place-based sciences, social sciences, and project-based learning. We also have a thriving P.B.I.S. program (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports)with the common values of being Safe, Kind, and Responsible.

The town's children continue their secondary education at Thetford Academy (TA), which is the oldest private secondary school in Vermont.

As a community, we strive to minimize our carbon footprint. We compost 100% of our school's food waste, and the resulting material is used to grow fruit and vegetables in the School Gardens. Also, in February of 2015, we installed a fully functional 141 kW (DC) ground-mounted solar array, which has generated over 1137 MWh of electricity as of August, 2023. (For perspective, this is enough to power over 210,000,000 cell phones, and over 47,000 electric cars!)

⚡️ Click here to see our current solar data ⚡️



A blonde girl in a pink shirt holds a golden popsicle stick bridge that she is in the process of building with a hot glue gun.


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Main Office

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Principal's Corner


Two boys wearing blaze orange relax in a pile of leaves next to an Earth Works sculpture makes with rocks, sticks, and leaves.


Staff Shout-Outs

TES in the News

Photo of Londyn Oshoniyi sitting behind a table full of books by and about people of color.