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becky“Long Trail School has allowed many of us, or at least me, to grow into who we are. It showed me that stereotypes are not to be trusted; that judgments do not equate to wisdom, and that experiences, both good and bad, form individuals.”

Rebecca Edwards, Pawlet
Boston University – English

catie“Long Trail is an undeniably a unique community, where individuality is literally engraved in the woodwork.”

Catie Owen, Pawlet
Brandeis University – International Relations and Languages


eily“I have been forced to question what I know, and discover what I don’t, about myself and my surroundings.”

Eily Anderson, Chittenden
Gettysburg College – English


ryker“Long Trail was always a safe place to try new things and meet new people, who surprisingly, were more like me than I realized. We are all unique in our way but it is these differences where we all find common ground.”

Ryker Kozal, Sushan, NY
SUNY Cobleskill – Diesel Technologies

kit“One thing that Long Trail taught me is to loosen up, to relax, and to enjoy life. Life is so much more enjoyable when you don’t dwell on the small things.”

Kit LeFevre, Chester
University of Vermont – Biology


jill“The people of Long Trail have allowed me to grow up at my own pace and free myself from those miniscule worries that manage to build up and weigh you down.”

Jill Brooks, Pawlet
Gap year traveling in Belgium


ellory“After experiencing a year at Vermont Tech, I can say definitively that Long Trail has prepared me very well for college in not only academia, but socially and mentally as well.”

Ellory Lane
Vermont Tech


ann“Long Trail taught me how to be a confident, well-rounded adult.”

Meng Yu “Ann” Zhang, China
Penn State – Mathematics


abdul“I would not have the same access to an amazing education that provides great opportunities for learning and growth if it were not for the generosity of the Long Trail community.”

Abdul-Fatawu SumailaGhana


isaiah 2“While I still don’t know how I made the transition from a mix of terror and nervousness the first day, to my peers not even reacting as I sing at the top of my lungs at break, Long Trail is a place I now will remember as one of my first homes.”

Isaiah Barnard, Londonderry
Oberlin College – Undecided

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