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School Year 2023 - 2024 Calendar

TA School Google Calendar
Subscribe to the school’s Academic Calendar to see Maroon & Gold days, holidays, school breaks, the end of each grading quarter, and much more!

Free Breakfast and Lunch Program Eligibility
Information about eligibility for Free Breakfast and Lunch can be found on the MyTA page of the Thornton Academy website.  Please direct questions to Iva Davenport at 602-4431 or

Welcome Back to School!
Last week, ALL parents of students entering grades 9 - 12 received a “Welcome Back to School” email.  This communication contains important information about schedules, iPad pick-up, lunch, school policies, PowerSchool, Google Classroom, etc. Letters for 9th-grade students also included information about transportation, the class dean, freshmen orientation, and classroom materials.

iPad Deployment
TA’s technology department has reached out directly to parents and students via email regarding iPad pick-up on August 23.  Please contact with questions.

Student Handbook
A link to the 2023-24 Upper School Student Handbook will be available on every student’s iPad.  It is important that students and parents review this information.  The Student Handbook is also available on the MyTA portion of TA’s website.

Questions can be directed to a student’s dean:

Class of 2027 Mr. Kevin Kezal, or 602-4420

Class of 2026 Mr. Greg Paradis or 602-4417

Class of 2025 Mrs. Lauren Roche or 602-4400

Class of 2024 Mr. Nick Tabor or 602-4419

Start of the Year Important Dates:

  • August 30  - First Day for 9th-grade students at the Upper School

  • August 31  - All Upper School (grades 9-12) students report (Gold Day)

  • NO SCHOOL September 1 and September  4  – Labor Day Weekend

  •  September 5 - All Upper School (Grades 9-12) students report (Maroon Day)

  • September 7 – “Meet the Faculty” Open House at 6:00 pm.

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