Families must complete the enrollment and financial aid (if applicable) process each year for their child (ren) to attend Long Trail. Parents DO NOT NEED to reapply to LTS each year.

Enrollment Policy

In compliance with Vermont SBE Rule 2229.1(a), we explicitly state that:

  • The student or the parent of a student seeking to attend Long Trail School shall voluntarily submit an application;
  • Students will not be disadvantaged in the admissions process based on their membership in a protected class, their actual or suspected disability, or their socioeconomic status;
  • When the number of applicants exceeds capacity, applicants are placed in a “wait pool” to be offered admission if a place becomes available;
  • Students will be accepted for enrollment in a non-discriminatory manner and consistent  with the school’s written enrollment policy. No student shall be denied acceptance for enrollment on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other classification protected by federal or State law.

Enrollment Process

Enrollment Contracts which include tuition, bussing and financial aid awards are issued mid-March once state tuition amounts are released and financial aid applications are complete. Emails are sent to all returning families and any accepted in-coming families at this time.  Enrollment Contracts will be processed as needed after April 1 for accepted in-coming families.

If applicable, please complete the forms below by their due dates:

Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union (BRSU) Information

If you reside in one of the towns listed below, you need to complete and return the BRSU Tuition Request Form (see links above) yearly in order for your town to pay their portion of tuition to LTS. If you are new to one of the towns below (or live in Winhall), please also fill out the Declaration of Residency form and return along with the tuition request form. BOTH forms should be returned to the BRSU.

  • Bondville
  • Danby
  • Dorset
  • Londonderry
  • Manchester
  • Manchester Center
  • Pawlet
  • Peru
  • Rupert
  • Sandgate
  • South Londonderry
  • Sunderland
  • West Pawlet
  • West Rupert
  • Winhall
Long Trail School does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected class.  
Long Trail School complies with all applicable state and federal nondiscrimination statutes, including the Vermont Public Accommodations Act (9 V.S.A. Chapter 139), the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (21 V.S.A. Chapter 5, Subchapter 6) and Vermont State Board of Education rules 2226.6 and 2229.1.