BFA principal's Office

Welcome to Bellows Free Academy home of the Bobwhites and Comets. Our school is rich in tradition and we are very proud of our vibrant academic and co-curricular programs. We serve over 900 students in Franklin County and are a school of choice for many young people throughout the region.

Academically, we work to ensure the best environment possible for teaching and learning. The strength of our school is the many opportunities we provide so that each student can learn and grow. We are also committed to a positive school culture and climate that reflects the experiences our students have at The Academy and the relationships they develop with both adults and peers. Our school culture is directly connected to our core values. We believe that all students will learn respect, dependability and productivity and become effective problem solvers, community members and lifelong learners.

BFA Administrative

Messages from Principal Mosca

Culminating Events Calendar for Class of 2019: Click Here

Great work by all! Bellows Free Academy students continue to be a creative writing force!

Please join with me in congratulating the following Creative Writing students for being published in the October 2, 2018 St. Albans Messenger:

Katie LaBelle
Lydia Blake
Hannah Beaudry
Chloe Dussault
Owen Biniecki
Katharina Spoth

Principal Chris Mosca and Guidance Director Randal present students Kyra Trimm and Tyler Sears letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Congratulating Kyra Trimm and Tyler Sears

2018 National Merit Scholarship

Chris Mosca, Principal of Bellows Free Academy St. Albans, Vermont is pleased to announce that McCarthy Kennedy has been named this year’s recipient of the UVM Green and Gold scholarship.

Full announcement can be viewed HERE

Hello everyone,

This month we have had a Lock Down drill and an unexpected Secure the School event due to an incident in the community. We have protocols in place that are reviewed with faculty and students on a regular basis and work to provide updated information as soon as possible during any emergency. Please refer to school Superintendent, Dr. Kevin Dirth's comprehensive message on school safety in our Parent and Student Handbook on Page 5 and 6 for additional information. Your continued support is most valued and appreciated as we strive to ensure a safe environment for all our students.

Principal Mosca


It is a privilege to submit the 2018 Bellows Free Academy Annual Report. We strive to ensure exceptional teaching and learning opportunities for all students: CLICK HERE


Click Here to view/download this policy

School Choice application form

School Choice Application

Program of Studies: 2019 / 2020

Program of Studies: 2018 / 2019

Student / Parent Handbook: 2018 / 2019

Letter from the Principal regarding transferable skills: Click Here

Letter from the Principal regarding BFA Cell phone usage: Click Here

BFA Board Reports

December 5th, 2018 Click Here

School Safety Information and Health Advisories :

Safety Poster

Anonymous Incident Reporting

Bomb Threat Procedures

VT State Weapons Laws

Public Health Advisory: E-Cigarettes