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Photo of the day (September 25): 9th Grade students Maddie & Audra studying leaf spectroscopy in Jen Rosenthal’s Integrated Science course.

Photo of the day (September 22): E-classes began today.  A tradition from Long Trail’s inception.  The concept – exposing kids to as much as possible outside of the classroom – came from our founders, Dave and Rene Wilson.  The first quarter offerings were Art Journaling, Flashback TV, Hayao Movies, Outdoor Sketch, Poetry, Legos, LTStrings, Jazz, Chess Club,Walking, Tennis, Frisbee, Board Games, Greenhouse, Math Club,   Unusual Foods, Holiday Gifts, and College Counseling.

Photo of the day (September 21): Maria enjoying time with host mom Jody Sanderson before she heads back to Barcelona on Saturday.

Photo of the day (September 18): A beautiful day to launch our annual Senior Parking signs – a great LTS tradition.

Photo of the day (September 13): LTS is enjoying the wonderful meals made by Deb Sheldon – our new Kitchen Manager.

Photo of the day (September 12): The Cross Country Teams head out for their first meet of the season at Otter Valley.

Photo of the day (September 11): Making a mess in Earth Science! Check out our Instagram or Facebook posts for the video.

Photo of the day (September 8): Record attendance at Great & Grand Day!

Photo of the day (September 7): Leadership Retreat 2017!

Photo of the day (September 6): The cast of “Hello Dolly” is already hard at work getting ready for their November debut.

Photo of the day (August 22): First official 2017-18 POD!  Get excited LTS – we’re going to be happily “popping” into the new year!

Photo of the day (June 30): Great first week of LTSummer!  Thanks to LTS Counselor Griff Gourd for being a fabulous Counselor this week for Adventure Treks.

Photo of the day (June 26): First day of LTSummer! George from Arizona, Bruno from Barcelona and Stone from Manchester. #newfriendsrock.

Photo of the day (June 24): Kudos go out to LTStudent Ambassador Jade Marantz for helping with the Manchester Historical Society Depot Day Scavenger Hunt.

Photo of the day (June 22): Photo of the day (June 22): We have strong young women at LTS – go Kat!

Photo of the day (June 20): Our students and chaperone alum continue to be creative – even on the LTS Pacific Northwest NPX Trip!  Hamming it up at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Photo of the day (June 12): And they’re off!  Pacific Northwest National Parks Trip – 33 students and 5 chaperones – 3 weeks – Go LTS.

Photo of the day (June 8): Two LTS Grads – 8th & 12th.

Photo of the day (June 2): I arrived back to LTS at 5:30pm on a Friday night to prepare for the MS Dance.  Found 11th grader Lily Peckel still working on her IB Bio Project – “How sterilization affects Candyland Tomatoes in different types of soil.”  You go girl!

Photo of the day (June 1): Our annual Hawaiian Shirt Day!

Photo of the day (May 26): A fond farewell lunch for Bryan – LTS will miss you.

Photo of the day (May 25): A fun day for LTSeniors on their rafting trip on the Deerfield River.

Photo of the day (May 18): Spring has sprung on the LTS campus.

Photo of the day (May 12): LTS Stewardship Day 2017!

Photo of the day (May 10): Bikers and Walkers came out in good numbers despite the cold spring temps for National Bike/Walk to School Day.

Photo of the day (May 6): LTS out in force for Green Up Day.

Photo of the day (May 4): Another great Blood Drive at LTS.  Nice job National Honor Society members and advisor Kim Rizio.

Photo of the day (May 1): Happy May Day!  Many thanks to Scott Worland and the Environmental Club for putting on a fantastic Earth Week and keeping the LTS community informed.

Photo of the day (April 27): 10th graders visited GNAT-TV today to produce a video about the benefits of travel in terms of learning.

Photo of the day (April 13): Happy Spring Break!

Photo of the day (March 23): Bowling fun with a wide variety of LTS students and friends.

Photo of the day (March 22): Great job 11th graders with your Community Service Project.  The BBA Access students had a blast.11th grade Community Service Project

Photo of the day (March 9): 6th & 7th graders are pumped for their Asian Market.

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Photo of the day (March 6): Cabin Fever Week at LTS.  Happy Pajama Day!


Photo of the day (March 4): Best of luck to the LTS Varsity Boys and Coach Rice today at Proctor.  Play hard, but most importantly – as a team. We’re proud of you!


Photo of the day (March 3): One LTS alum, three Barcelona immersion students, one LTS international student and three regular LTS students. Friday fun at LTS.


Photo of the day (March 1):  On the road with Empty Bowls!  Mettawee School Bowl Making.


Photo of the day (February 28):  Tuesday Snooze – LTS=2nd home for all of our students.


Photo of the day (February 27):  Kelsey, Kathryn, Chaeli and Nessia playing a mean game of Fuzzball this afternoon.16996211_1311688715535720_7737668002497247203_n

Photo of the day (February 23):  Great fun at Bowling at Big Brom today!


Photo of the day (February 22):  A quiet and empty LTS, but the small group working on Wednesday had full stomachs after a nice, leisurely lunch.


Photo of the day (February 17):  Happy February Vacation – make sure to get out and PLAY in the snow!


Photo of the day (February 16):  LTS was treated to the winning  2017 Airband’s act at Morning Meeting.  Congratulations to WFTW!IMG_0780

Photo of the day (February 15):  So great to have alum Tom Carroll ’09 in to sub for Scott Worland’s Science classes.IMG_3250

Photo of the day (February 9): A very quiet parking lot at LTS today.  Happy Snowday!


Photo of the day (February 2): Great badminton form by Ellis and Ivy – celebrating Global School Play Day during International Week 2017.


Photo of the day (January 30): International Week began today.  Our kick-off activity “International Jeopardy” was great fun.  Teams answered questions like – Adama Barrow, the newly elected president of this West African nation, was forced to take his oath of office in the neighboring country of Senegal because the former authoritarian ruler had refused to step down? and Long recognized as an accounting device, this collection of ropes and knots is now considered to be the basis of an Andean writing system?  Team One – Garrett, Ashley, Ben, Charlie, Sophie and Lia were the winning group.

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Photo of the day (January 28): Meet Juan – new resident to the LTS campus.  He came to life thanks to 8th graders Alex Stefurak, Soren Ericksen and Timmy Keeler.  The boys sais “It was a nice day to build a snowman.”


Photo of the day (January 23): “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.”  – Simon Sinek. Bravo to LTS faculty for hours of exam preparation and grading.


Photo of the day (January 19): These young ladies enjoyed their time at GNAT-TV today.  Thanks to Producer & Youth Coordinator Ann Hammerle and the GNAT crew for giving these gals a great media technology career experience.


Photo of the day (January 18): MS Project 2017 is “Careers” – groups are heading out this week all over Southern Vermont checking out different career paths.

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Photo of the day (January 17): Lots of fun making bowls at Sunderland Elementary with 4-6th graders.  Big thanks to Art teacher Amy Helmetag for arranging our visit and to LTS juniors Ashley and Hannah for helping with the event.



Photo of the day (January 12): LTS 6th graders in Jen Rosenthal’s Earth Science class had fun building their volcanoes and activating them.

Photo of the day (January 10): LTS 8th graders in Amy Newbold’s Science class conducted a study to test the hypothesis that as you age your ability to hear high frequency sounds decreases.  They played a series of sounds to faculty members and students of different age ranges.  They will collect more data at home, and one class wants to try to collect data for their dogs!



Photo of the day (January 6): LTS hit the slopes today.  MS students had their first day of JISP and US students enjoyed their first Friday afternoon of skiing and snowboarding.


Photo of the day (January 4): Great to have alums in the house – Dehlia, Olivia and Walker.


Photo of the day (January 3): Back to school today for everyone.  Happy 2017!


Photo of the day (December 25): Long Trail  School wishes you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year!

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Photo of the day (December 20): Great fun at our annual Faculty/Staff Secret Santa Gift Exchange!


Photo of the day (December 14): The Quadruplets!



Photo of the day (December 10): Good luck to the LTS-Bots Team at the FIRST® LEGO® League “sports for the mind” robotics competition for 9-14 year olds at Norwich University tomorrow. Go Bots!


Photo of the day (December 7): Dorset Green Tree Lighting!


Photo of the day (November 29): Winter sports have begun!


Photo of the day (November 22): Happy Thanksgiving!


Photo of the day (November 17): Our international 10th grader Asier is running his own Calligraphy E-class this session.  How cool is that!img_2618

Photo of the day (November 14): Our German Exchange Students enjoyed their hike up Haystack today.fullsizerender-4

Video of the day (November 2): The whole school was out to cheer in the Varsity Girls as they left for Sharon Academy to play in their semi-final soccer game.  Good luck!


Photo of the day (October 31): Congratulations to the Varsity Boys – you gave it your all.  A tough game, but an amazing season! dsc_4948-x3

Photo of the day (October 17): Our Spanish Exchange Students have arrived, enjoyed their first day at school and goodies at the Dorset Union Store.


Video of the day (October 15): LTS Pep Rally – Go Mountain Lions!

Photo of the day (October 13): LTS 7th graders are participating in a citizen science study with the Harvard Experimental forest.  They are working on a project called “Woolly Bully: Hemlock Trees and the Invasive Pest, the Woolly Adelgid”.  The kids have to measure new growth on Hemlock trees in the fall, and in the spring they look for the presence of woolly adelgid, an invasive species decimating hemlock populations.  The data they collect is used by the Harvard E. F. to monitor the spread of woolly adegid and monitor the health of trees as it spreads.


Photo of the day (October 12): What a great night!  LTS headed up to Stratton Mtn. School to hear the Yale Whiffenpoofs – the oldest US collegiate a capella group.  An incredible group of young men providing fabulous music.


Photo of the day (October 5): October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and NHS is raising money for breast cancer research by selling pink ribbons.  We annually have a fun little competition between the grades to see who buys the most pink ribbons.  12th grade is currently in the lead.


Photo of the day (October 4): Runners getting ready for the start at the LTS home cross-country meet today.


Photo of the day (October 1): Max Orava and Adam Kulas Klopchin helping raise money for the KURA project!  Don’t forget to head to the Manchester Subway today – 20% of your purchase will benefit KURA.


Photo of the day (September 29): LTS environmental science class visits the Manchester Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Thanks to Paul Elsholtz for the tour.20160929_134618

Photo of the day (September 28): As we prepare for colder weather, there is a movement to sport a Hawaiian shirt weekly at LTS.  Patrick, Jonah, Liam and Scott have started the trend.  Join us next Wednesday.  Aloha!


Photo of the day (September 27): Deb & Chelley keeping the school spirit going at the Little MVL Fall Classic Tournament.img_2292

Photo of the day (September 26): Great presentation by Sarah Hadden at Assembly today.  LTS students are excited to support her Kura Project.  Head to Subway in Manchester this Saturday and 20% of your order will go to Kura – The mission of The KURA Project is to improve educational opportunities for the underserved population of northern Kenya.


Photo of the day (September 23): Great & Grand Day! Having fun with selfies at lunch.


Photo of the day (September 20):  We got Steven out on the courts today – tennis was his sport in college.  Go Steven!



Video of the day (September 19):  Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day from the LTS Cross Country Team.

Photo of the day (September 12):  Great day for LTS MS Soccer.  Both teams played MEMS – Boys won 3-1 and the Girls tied 2-2. Way to go LTS!img_2181

Photo of the day (September 8):  Today was the first day of E-Classes. First day of E-Classes! There are some old favorites like biking with Courtney, Mythology of Star Wars with Deb and Model UN as well as some interesting new ones like touch rugby and the philosophy and politics of feminism.  This group of bikers spent the class period assembling the bikes that Long Trail won from Schwinn for participating in Bike to School Day back in May.



Photo of the day (September 6):  Congratulations to the LTS Varsity Girls & Boys on their wins this evening. LTS Founder Dave Wilson was one of the most enthusiastic fans in the grandstand tonight.


Photo of the day (September 2): Julia is jumping for joy and celebrating a great first week at LTS.  Record enrollment – 195, Varsity Boys won their first game in double overtime and everyone is psyched to be back at Long Trail School!  Happy Labor Day weekend.IMG_2124

Photo of the day (August 31): The 2016-17 Senior Class was psyched to receive their parking signs.  Great LTS tradition!


Photo of the day (August 24): Our Chinese students were still able to be silly after their exhausting 12 hour flight.


Photo of the day (August 22): It’s the most wonderful time of the year – our international students are arriving!!!Fall Immersion 2016

Photo of the day (August 3): Where in the world is Antonio?


Photo of the day (July 31): Greta experiencing her first Snow Cone ever!


Photo of the day (July 30): Cassidy, Charlie, Griff and Noah working the LTS Booth at the Green Mountain Fair.25c822d9-7ef7-4d79-ab0e-d05629d2938c

Photo of the day (July 27): Lang hanging with the cucumbers in the LTS Greenhouse.

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Photo of the day (July 22): The new LTS Snow Cone machine was christened today.

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Photo of the day (July 21): Emmett and Ben having fun at Camp Downer in Sharon, Vermont.


Photo of the day (July 18): Look who we found at the Manchester Streetfest this past Friday.

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Photo of the day (July 6): LTSummer started this week with lots of great camps.  The Curious Crickets are “Exploring Vermont.”IMG_1820

Photo of the day (June 29): Congratulations to Sophia Berumen on her first day fly fishing on the dry fly.


Photo of the day (June 24): Flashback Friday – LTSummer 2006 – Who is this current LTS senior?


Photo of the day (June 23): Musical Theater Camp girls having fun on stage and getting ready for their performance tomorrow at 3pm.

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Photo of the day (June 22): Summer Softball at LTS unites alums Lauren ’05, Petra & Alina ’12 and Walker & Dehlia ’15.

Photo of the day (June 21): Brendan, Matty and Papa Sullivan head to the Adirondacks.



Photo of the day (June 20): Happy 1st Day of Summer/Summer Solstice!


Photo of the day (June 18): Annie & Eric Marchese having fun at Acadia National Park.


Photo of the day (June 17): Emery was a great pottery teacher at the Manchester Streetfest.


Photo of the day (June 9): Luc Carmel back at it making bowls for the LTS Empty Bowls tent at the Manchester Streetfest on June 17.

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Photo of the day (June 7): Marvin welcomes the Boggio Family to the LTS community at New Family Welcome.


Photo of the day (June 6): Very proud to have LTS alum Brenna (Waibel) Warren ’02 present at our Faculty Inservice today.
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Photo of the day (June 2): Celebrating our 8 IB Diploma Graduates at their Pinning Ceremony.  Congratulations!


Photo of the day (June 1): 6th and 7th grade artists worked with NYC Muralist Jessie Novik via the Marble House Project to create this incredible mural.

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Photo of the weekend (May 29): Team LTS/Sheldon played in the Grassroots Soccer tournament at BBA and came in 2nd!20160528_185352

Photo of the day (May 27): Scott & Emily encourage everyone to get their gardens in this weekend.  Happy Memorial Day!2016-05-27 12.32.52

Photo of the day (May 26): International students Gallen, Abe and Josh leaving school Callo-style!







Photo of the day (May 25): Jen’s Science class took advantage of the beautiful weather and had class outside on our beautiful campus

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Photo of the day (May 24): Congratulations to 8th graders Gretchen and Sean – 2016 VAMLE/NELMS (Vermont Assoc. of Middle Level Educators/New England League of Middle Schools) Scholar/Leader Award recipients.

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Photo of the day (May 23): Isaac, Walker, Parker and Steven made up the LTS Alum Team for another successful Hunter Golf Classic this past Saturday.2016-05-21 10.14.57

Photo of the day (May 19): Outstanding LTSounds Instrumental Concert last night!


Photo of the day (May 17):  LTS art classes are enjoying working with nationally acclaimed Artist in Residence John C. Pitcher.IMG_2544

Photo of the day (May 11):  MS students warming up for tonight’s Spring Choral concert.

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Photo of the day (May 10):  Chemistry lab was out in the garden today.  Students measured the energy content of food with the Soda Can Calorimeter.

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Photo of the day (May 9):  Congratulations to Lily, Anna and Nix for participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition in Montpelier. All three were presented participatory awards by Congressman Peter Welch and Lily received an additional award as hers was among the congressman’s choice awards.  IMG_4252

Photo of the day (May 8):  The LTS Green Up Day Crew yesterday!  Thanks to Kim Rizio for being the Dorset/LTS Coordinator.60f0d3e5-625c-41ca-8c4b-0d4e057cc82e

Photo of the day (May 6):  LTS Softball Girls heading out to Poultney.  Go Mountain Lions!

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Photo of the day (May 4):  Another successful LTS Bike/Walk to School Day. LTS was one out of 14 schools in Vermont to participate in this national event. Many thanks to all the participants.

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Photo of the day (May 2): Congratulations to LTS 7th graders Piper Russell, Charleigh Tifft, Jade Marantz, Ben Spiro and Ellis Glazer who participated in the Sarnoff Speech Contest on Sunday at Southern Vermont College.

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Photo of the day (May 1):  The LTS Clean-up Crew at the Dorset Church Rummage Sale this weekend.  They rocked it!


Photo of the day (April 29):  A “magnifique” 8th grade Montreal trip.  C’est bon!


Photo of the day (April 28): The 9th graders are having a blast in Washington DC.  Today they visited the National Zoo.c7ffd0e7-7b8e-45b1-9908-edc86f89d804

Photo of the day (April 27): LTS Spanish Exchange students enjoying an Art Class at Santa Maria del Pino.


Photo of the day (April 25): LTS celebrated Earth Day today by taking a large group out for a small hike during assembly


Photo of the day (April 23): Regina is loving her exchange experience in Germany.


Photo of the day (April 21): Spanish Crew enjoying their Barcelona experience.


Photo of the day (April 19): Marvin enjoyed his lunch with Kim and Todd in Germany at the Freie Schule Cafeteria.


Photo of the day (April 18): Long Trail unites all over the world.  Steven and Janie found Maximo and his family in Florence, Italy today.IMG_2851

Photo of the day (April 15): Marvin 1 and Marvin 2 are heading abroad!  One will travel to Spain and one to Germany with the 10th grade students.

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Photo of the day (April 14): Tony and Hannah man the registration desk during the Red Cross Blood Drive.


Photo of the day (April 13): Save School Choice in Vermont!


Photo of the day (April 12): Heart and Sole headed out to the woods to run today.  Go ladies!


Photo of the day (April 11): Long Trail is psyched to have an Ultimate Frisbee team back in action!


Photo of the day (April 7): Bryce taking a turn driving the Duck Boat on the 6th and 7th grade Boston trip.


Photo of the day (April 6):  Always a challenge in Vermont to get spring sports going.  Kudos to Baseball, Golf, Softball, and Ultimate Frisbee for toughing it out!


Photo of the day (April 5): Annie Vickery’s 6th and 7th grade students presented their “This I Believe” speech in preparation for the Sarnoff Speech Contest at Southern Vermont College in May.  Five LTS 7th graders will be chosen to attend the contest.  IMG_1185

Photo of the day (April 4):  Please congratulate the group of 10th grade students who competed in Vermont History Day this past Saturday! They all did an amazing job and over 50% of our students received prizes.  Many thanks to their teacher Tess Kahn for providing them with this exceptional experience


Photo of the weekend(April 1-3):  Many thanks to the Murphy family for all their help with the Chili & Mac n’ Cheese Cookoff!IMG_1180

Photo of the day (March 31):  Last quarter of E-classes began today.   Mountain Bikers were excited to get outside!


Photo of the day (March 30):  Spring has sprung with LTS Athletics.  Ultimate Frisbee Team on Hunter Field, Golf Team on Upper Hunter, Soccer & Conditioning on Forbes Field, Softball Team on the Softball Field and Varsity Baseball down the road at the Mettawee Community Center.  Go LTS!IMG_1150

Photo of the day (March 29):  Kelsey & Markie feeling Spring Fever on the LTS Campus today!


Photo of the day (March 28):  Charleigh and Savannah helping to get the signs ready for our upcoming Chili & Mac n’ Cheese Cookoff.IMG_1142

Photo of the day (March 25):  Happy Spring!


Photo of the day (March 24): LTS 10th graders enjoyed hosting a Peer Party for students from the Special Olympics and BBA Access Program.circle

Photo of the day (March 23): Senior Girl Fun!

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Photo of the day (March 22): 1st day of the LTS Floor Hockey tournament – great fun!

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Photo of the day (March 21): LTS welcomed parent and certified Tai Chi instructor Rich Marantz to PE classes today.IMG_1113

Photo of the day (March 18): Congratulations to Annie, Bethany, Olivia and Ursula on a fabulous IB Senior Art Show at SVAC yesterday.IMG_1632

Photo of the day (March 16): Spring is in the air at LTS!


Photo of the day (March 15): Happy 60th Birthday Steven Dear!


Photo of the day (March 14): Pi Day!  Lang remains the King of Pi for the second year in a row.


Photo of the day (March 11): LTSteam was a great success!

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Photo of the day (March 9): Cabin Fever Week – Twin Day!

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Photo of the day (March 8): LTS celebrates International Women’s Day – proud to be educating and supporting strong young women.

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Photo of the day (March 7): Students bidding in the annual Gourmet Auction.  All proceeds go towards scholarships. Thank you to all of the faculty members, as well as Janie Dear and Deb Sheldon, for their dessert donations.


Photo of the day (March 5): Zhaoxin, Josh, Gallen and Liam celebrating National Cheese Doodle Day.

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Photo of the day (March 4):  Long Trail congratulates Vermont on turning 225. The Vermont Historical Society celebrated 225 years of Vermont statehood today. In partnership with the Vermont Cider Maker’s Association, this birthday celebration was held at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.

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Photo of the day (March 3): Yoshi from the American Museum of Fly Fishing visited Ray Berumen’s Fly Fishing E-class today. Exceptional Experience for our LTS kids.


Photo of the day (March 2):  Seven LTS seniors were proud first time voters yesterday.

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Photo of the day (March 1):  LTS is lucky to have the exceptional maintenance team of Ben and Laurie.  They keep our building looking great!

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Photo of the day (Feb. 26): Congratulations to our MS & US Rock Climbing teams for a great season.  Upper School tied for 3rd at the last competition and the Middle School team came very close to making it to the State Finals.  Way to climb!



Photo of the day (Feb. 25):  Scott Worland’s 9th grade Life Systems students and a couple of our Barcelona visitors traveled to the Dorset Quarry today to investigate the Chemistry and Biology of the quarry water.  The rain won’t stop us from getting outside.

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Photo of the day (Feb. 24): Head of School Steven Dear and Director of Philanthropy Alex Ramsvig headed to Montpelier today to lend Long Trail’s support for the “Save Our School Choice Day” at the State House.


Photo of the day (Feb. 23): Welcome to our Spring Spanish Immersion students from Barcelona.  Hola!

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Photo of the day (Feb. 11): Alex Ramsvig’s history class held a mock model UN event today. Ace, Emily and Liam played the role of the UN.

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Photo of the day (Feb. 10): Long Trail students & Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning paired up to offer “iCan – Empowering Seniors to connect with Technology.”  Each senior was paired with a student for one-on-one instruction.

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Video of the day (Feb. 9): International Week continues!  The French class opened Morning Meeting today with a song.

Photo of the day (Feb. 8): Casey, Audra, Julia, Jade, Lili and Sionann participated in the Green Mountain District Festival this past Friday.


Photo of the day (Feb. 4): New E-classes began today.  I found very happy students baking with Anharad.


Photo of the day (Feb. 3): Sometimes we find our Photo of the day later in the day. Very LTS – great to find Upper School Boys supporting our MS Boys and Girls at their basketball game at Maple Street today.  What makes us special!  Go Liam, Luca, Garrett and Luc!

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Photo of the day (Feb. 2): Senior Emily Barilone recently got to meet Erin Brockovich.


Photo of the day (Feb. 1): Congratulations to 2016 LTS Mathcounts team (Maya, Ellis, Oisin, Jake and Ben), who participated in the regional competition this past weekend.

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Photo of the day (Jan. 29): We did it!  We’re over a 1000 likes on Facebook and lo and behold, LTS parent Joe McVicker was the 1000th like.IMG_1663

Photo of the day (Jan. 28): Winter Faculty Spotlight Jim Gedney


Photo of the day (Jan. 26): MS students Piper Russell, Val Giesey, Aidan Cooper, Oisin Harrington, Ben Park and Jack Wallace recently represented LTS in the National Geography Bee competition.  Congratulations to first place winner Aidan Cooper who placed first and will be going to the state competition at Castleton State University on April 1.  Big thanks to teachers Tess Kahn and Annie Vickery for conducting the competition.2016-01-22 13.53.05

Photo of the day (Jan. 25): Happy LTS students – on a Monday no less!

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Photo of the day (Jan. 23): Jimmy, Gallen, Zhaoxin, Tony and Nick enjoying skiing at Bromley.


Photo of the day (Jan. 21): Marvin was rocking it out on the road today supporting the MS Basketball teams.

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Photo of the day (Jan. 20): LTS Thespians head home after an afternoon of One Acts auditions.

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(Jan. 19): We’re one day late for the National Winnie the Pooh Day, but this photo is too cute not to share.

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Photo of the day (Jan. 15): LTS teachers have a long weekend ahead of grading mid-year exams.

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Photo of the day (Jan. 14): Marvin is back posing for the annual January 14 “Dress Up Your Pet Day.”

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Photo of the day (Jan. 12): Alex and Marvin couldn’t resist the temptation to go out and play in the snow.

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Photo of the day (Jan. 11): LTS Middle School students headed out today to visit Battenkill Creamery, Bennington Potters, JK Adams and Orvis as part of their “Made in Vermont” Middle School January Project.

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Photo of the day (Jan. 9): Check out the exceptional art by Long Trail students at the Dorset Library.

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Photo of the day (Jan. 7): The MS Girls Basketball team – still smiling after a tough game at Maple Street.

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Photo of the day (Jan. 6): So great to have alums visit, especially with their little ones.  Becky Coleman ’99 stopped by with Eloise.

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Photo of the day (Jan. 4): Nili, Sophie, Molly, Sophia and Lili are excited to be back at LTS after the holiday break.

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Photo of the day (Dec. 22): Happy Holidays!


Photo of the day (Dec. 18): Welcome back, alumni!



Photo of the day (Dec. 17): 11th graders deliver 12 (plus a bit extra!) food baskets to the Dorset Church for The Community Sharing Project.

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Photo of the day (Dec. 16): Congratulations to Tony, Lydia, Will, Hunter and Evan for their success at the Middlebury Model UN Conference on Saturday, December 12th. This is the first Model UN conference these students have attended and they did an amazing job representing Long Trail School along side nine other Vermont high schools. Lydia and Tony both won prizes for best positions papers in their committees and Tony and Hunter both won prizes for Honorable Mention Delegates.

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Photo of the day (Dec. 15): Greta, Will and Patrick encourage everyone to come to the LTSounds Winter Instrumental Concert tomorrow night.gretawillpatrick

Photo of the day (Dec. 14): Long Trail School congratulates Geoffrey Gee on his debut concert at Carnegie Hall this past Saturday.

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Photo of the day (Dec. 11): Long Trail “elves” heading out to deliver Holiday goodie bags  to our neighbors.

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Photo of the day (Dec. 10): Come on snow…


Photo of the day (Dec. 9): Hans, Wesley and Casey take a break from class to pose for a photo.


Photo of the day (Dec. 8): Marvin and Santa at The Manchester Lighted Tractor Parade.

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Photo of the day (Dec. 7): Congratulations to the newest members of the LTS NHS.

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Photo of the day (Dec. 4): Alicia, Sophie, Savannah, Maya and Emma helped get the holiday trees and the Menorah up at LTS today.

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Photo of the day (Dec. 2): Jackson and Michael taking a break from waiting tables at the 9th grade Washington DC trip fundraiser at The Barn Restaurant in Pawlet.


Photo of the day (Dec. 1): Emily contemplates The Community Sharing Project food basket list.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 30): 11th grader Mikaela at the Varsity Basketball scrimmage in Arlington this past Saturday.


Video of the day (Nov. 24): Long Trail Gives Thanks.

Photo of the day (Nov. 23):  11th grader Ivy is running a Chinese Culture E-class this session.  The group has enjoyed authentic Pork Fried Rice and Pork and Veggie Dumplings to date.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 20): Deb and Courtney show off their LTS gingerbread house for the Dorset Chamber Gingerbread House Contest and Tour 2015.  Stop by the lobby and check it out!

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Photo of the day (Nov. 19): As is tradition, Head of School Steven Dear bought the undefeated middle school boys soccer team dinner at the Rutland Country Club.


Photo of the day (Nov. 18): These 9th graders are ready to wait on you!  Make your reservation today for the annual 9th grade fundraising dinner at The Barn Restaurant on Tue., Dec. 1.


Photo of the day (Nov. 17): 8th graders play the ancient Egyptian game Senet.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 16): No day off for these students!  The cast of The Sound of Music spent the day rehearsing for their performances this Thursday through Sunday.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 13): Emily working on her Contour Animal Weaving Project.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 12): Luc, Michael and Jackson showing off their similar taste in fashion.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 11): Long Trail offers personalized parent conferences in a group setting with each faculty member sharing their overview of the student’s progress.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 10): Taking a break at the Be.Brave hike for a photo.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 9): Scott’s Physical Arts class begin their timed mile.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 6): Farewell and safe travels to our German friends!

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Photo of the day (Nov. 5): Happy National Doughnut Day!


Photo of the day (Nov. 4): Scott’s Life Systems class planting garlic.

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Photo of the day (Nov. 3): Shaye is ready to answer questions about LTS at the Floodbrook School Fair.


Photo of the day (Nov. 2) &  Fall Faculty Spotlight: Tess Kahn


Photo of the day (Oct. 30): Todd, Kristen, Kim C. and Scott M. showing their Halloween spirit.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 29): Carving pumpkins with the German Excursion students.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 28): Pink Day in support of BCA month.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 27): Sean and Ashley demonstrate traditional German clothing for Oktoberfest.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 26): Lillie, Bek and Timmy at The Great Escape this past weekend.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 23): German and Spanish Excursion students pose for a photo at the Vermont Teddy Bear factory.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 22): Lilly and Ashley braving the rain to complete their Thursday chore.  Chores have been a tradition at LTS since opening in 1975! (photo credit – Lilly Peckel)


Photo of the day (Oct. 21): Liah and Evan posing outside of Dorset Union Store after walking into  town with Colleen and the Spanish Excursion students. (photo credit – Colleen Fiore)

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Photo of the day (Oct. 20): Congratulations to the MS Boys Soccer Team on their undefeated season!








Photo of the day (Oct. 19): Varsity vs. Alumni soccer players post game on Saturday.


Photo of the day (Oct. 16): Tony, Sean, Michael and Jackson enjoy some freshly picked apples from Mad Tom Orchard.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 15): Michelle, Max and Jack showing off their 3D art letters.  (photo credit – Gary Baker)


Photo of the day (Oct. 14): Fall art by Patrick S, Ryan and Garrett

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Photo of the day (Oct. 13): Hanging out with the Spanish Excursion students.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 9): Senior Martha Phelps is honored with balloons and flowers at her last LTS home soccer game.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 8): Luc and Garrett capturing stories through photography. (photo credit – Ryan Powers)


Photo of the day (Oct. 7): Check out Long Trail’s own Jill Burke’s artwork at the Dorset Library!


Photo of the day (Oct. 6):Marvin the Mountain Lion makes his debut appearance at the Varsity Boys soccer game yesterday. (photo credit – Lilly Peckel)

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Photo of the day (Oct. 5): Carrying on the tradition of rolling out the Senior parking signs.

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Photo of the day (Oct. 2): Congratulations to the MS Boys Soccer team on their FC Tournament win yesterday!


Photo of the day (Oct. 1): A look back at the 2009 Fall Classic Soccer Tournament as we wish good luck to our boys and girls in today’s championship round!


Photo of the day (Sept. 30): Veronique’s French 1 class playing Canard, Canard, Oie.

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Photo of the day (Sept. 29): Videographers Paul and Dominic prepare to interview Ben and Charleigh for Long Trail’s next set of videos. If you haven’t see it yet, check out the first video on our homepage.

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Photo of the day (Sept. 28): Chinese students celebrated the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with traditional moon cakes and dumplings. View photos of the delicious foods prepared by the students and International Coordinator Kristen Kimball in our SmugMug photo gallery.


Photo of the day (Sept. 25): Great and Grand Day was a huge success with over 50 visiting Great and Grands.  Each student took a selfie with their Great and Grand. View more “selfies” in our SmugMug photo gallery.


Photo of the day (Sept. 24): The Class of 1998 poses for a yearbook photo.

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Photo of the day (Sept. 23): 6th and 7th grade students running off some energy at Merck Forest during their fall trip. (photo credit – Ray Berumen)


Photo of the day (Sept. 22): Congratulations to our new Student Council members.


Photo of the day (Sept. 21): Long Trail’s newest addition, Marvin the Mountain Lion, went on the 8th grade fall trip last week.  He is looking forward to many more trips including Spain and Germany in the Spring.  Check out more photos of Marvin’s time with the 8th graders in our SmugMug photo gallery. (photo credit – Kim Rizio)


Photo of the day (Sept. 18): Markie enjoys the view after hiking to the top of Cliff Trail on Mt. Mansfield with other upper school students yesterday.  (photo credit –  Markie Moore)


Photo of the day (Sept. 17): Students and faculty headed out on Fall Trips today – an annual LTS tradition.

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