Why Long Trail School?
Long Trail is an exceptional community geared towards an intimate learning environment, diversity of curriculum, and development of our students as individuals. We kindle their intellectual and creative passion so they may forge bright futures for themselves in and beyond the classroom.
Small and nurturing by design, Long Trail draws energy, inspiration and diversity from more than 30 towns in southwestern Vermont and adjacent New York State, as well as, an international perspective from a robust student exchange program, including a trip to Europe with the entire 10th grade class.
The roster of (IB) International Baccalaureate World Schools has grown to more than 3,000 institutions in 140 countries and Long Trail is proud to have been named an IB World School in 2010, the only one in Vermont.
Not only is this challenging academic program is recognized world-wide for the high quality education and international mindedness that it provides, but it also sets forth a series of attributes that all IB student should strive to achieve. These ideas of open-mindedness and critical thinking mesh perfectly with our own core beliefs and values at LTS.
Learn more about our IB program and its advantages here.
Independent schools are known for providing a safe, nurturing environment in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential. They are unique by definition and allow for parents to select a school for their child that may be a better fit over a public school environment.
At LTS, being independent means that we can keep our class sizes small to insure individual attention. We offer high academic standards that nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulates a student’s growth, and instill independence and self confidence.
Learn more about what makes independent school the right choice here.
Our small class size and individualized attention means that each student gets the support they need to succeed, and we are proud of our high academic success.
In 2013, 100% of seniors achieved a cumulative GPA of either an A or B, and Long Trail students in total scored well above both state and national means on standardized tests.