Nearly 95% of Long Trail students enter a four year college the fall after graduation. They attend an amazing variety of institutions of higher learning: highly selective liberal arts colleges, top ranked research universities, colleges of music, women’s colleges, institutes focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) as well as universities in other countries. Long Trail students’ success in college placement is a result of their great academic preparation and hard work, combined with a highly personalized and supportive college counseling program. Since LTS has an average graduating class size of 25 students, the director of college counseling has the ability to truly get to know the strengths, interests and aspirations of each student very well over the course of his/her time at Long Trail. The college search and application process at Long Trail School is then tailored to meet the needs of each student and family. Just as no two Long Trail students are alike, no two college searches or lists will be the same. It is this personal approach and connection that give Long Trail students such an advantage in the college process.
Long Trail realizes and appreciates that the college search and application process is a time for self discovery and reflection. Throughout their time at Long Trail, we help students find their own voice as well as their academic and career interests and strengths. From college nights geared toward middle school and 9th grade to the PSAT and college programming in the 10th grade through formal, individual college meetings in the 11th grade, we use the gathered information to identify several college and universities, as well as other postsecondary options, which would be a great fit for our students. Programmatically, Long Trail provides several college events and workshops as well as trips to national and regional college fairs to move students from the college search to application stage. Finally, we help students navigate through the application, financial aid and scholarship processes in their 12th grade year. Long Trail strives to ensure that the college search and application process is an enriching and empowering experience for its students and families.
Stats for the Classes of 2012-2016
318 offers of admission (67% admit rate)
90 students (94%) enrolled at 70 different colleges and universities the fall after graduation, showing the individuality of our students