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Visit The Academy

We are open every Saturday afternoon throughout the summer, and by appointment.

Our Location

We are located at 32 Academy Circle
in the village of South Woodstock.

Our mailing address is Post Office Box 143, South Woodstock, VT 05071.

Living History

Preserved as an historic example of mid-19th century education, the Green Mountain Perkins Academy reflects the life and times of a community and its school more than 100 years ago.

The schoolroom where so many students learned so much.

GMPA's Book of Historic Photos

The Rural Landscape Revealed

"The Rural Landscape Revealed"

The Academy Then

In 1848, the Vermont legislature granted a chatrer for the Green Mountain Liberal Institute, established by a group of leading members of the Woodstock and South Woodstock region. Students numbering as many as two hundred were drawn from many parts of New England, New York, and the local area. They "boarded out" in surrounding homes and the local hotel (once owned by the Academy, and now the Kedron Valley Inn in South Woodstock).

Distinguished Graduates

Many of the students went on to college. When Tufts College in Massachusetts opened in 1855, nine of the fifteen students entering there came from the Academy.

The Green Mountain Perkins Academy's graduates include many who achieved great distinction in the church, in education, and in the law.

Changing Times

The Academy name was changed in 1859 to Green Mountain Institute, and in 1869 to Green Mountain Perkins Academy. With the development of public high schools, the number of attending students declined, and the Academy closed in 1898.