Long Trail School Awarded $150,000 Grant from the Sarah K. de Coizart TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust to Expand Pathbreaking Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math Program
The grant was endowed by the Sarah K. de Coizart TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust for the purpose of further expanding the school’s emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curricula. According to Head of School Seth Linfield, “This grant testifies to the growing scholarly reach of our students and program, and the sensational creativity of our superb faculty in integrating sophisticated research within the Upper School learning experience. We are grateful to the trustees of the de Coizart Trust for caring about our students and investing in their 21st century tomorrows.”
The renovation of two lab facilities for students and the integration of graphic design into the curriculum are designated goals for this grant. In particular, student groups will access research technology that will prepare them to pursue science at the university level. A fresh layout will heighten collaboration. Access to Vernier compatible sensor hubs will facilitate efficient utilization of time and improve problem-solving and overall learning outcomes. Engineering and research methodologies depend upon ease of access to materials which these stations will provide.
Science Department Chair Scott Worland expressed his gratitude and anticipation. “The science faculty is thrilled to have the opportunity to upgrade our lab facilities to state-of-the-art equipment. This will enhance our ongoing efforts to provide inquiry-based and student-directed research opportunities aligned with our International Baccalaureate curriculum.”
A IMAC graphic design lab will allow LTS to offer a more diverse curriculum in the visual arts. Through exploration of digital applications, and a CAD program combined with a 3-D printer, students will make deeper connections between science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
Long Trail School takes pride in small class sizes, a talented and committed faculty, a welcoming community spirit and a rigorous curriculum complemented by the celebrated International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and a superb visual and performing arts program. LTS is proud to be the first school in Vermont to offer the (IB) Diploma Programme, a rigorous course of study designed to develop the skills needed to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. This two-year curriculum is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with internal and international examinations that prepares students for success in college and career.