Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, students must be fully vaccinated unless there is a medical exemption.  More information on Long Trail’s Vaccination Policy can be found here.

Once an application is complete, it is personally reviewed by the Admissions Team, that consists of select leadership, faculty and staff members. The Head of School has ultimate authority on an admission decision. Information on the application process can be found here.

There are several reasons why we feel being an independent school helps us offer an exceptional education. Read about them here.

The IB Program is a rigorous course of study designed to develop the skills needed to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Individual IB classes are open to all Long Trail juniors and seniors so that all students have the exceptional opportunity to experience the benefits of IB classes even if they are not enrolled in the full Diploma Program. For more information on LTS and IB, click here.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once an application is complete, it is sent to the Admissions Committee to review. Families are notified through TADS of the decision.

This form allows us to receive copies of the applicant’s latest transcripts and standardized testing results from their current school. It must be completed by a parent/guardian and delivered to the applicant’s current school.

For homeschoolers we require a proof of a state certified and approved homeschool curriculum.

If students are applying during the regular school year, they are strongly encouraged to spend a day at LTS with a student host.

Ask us! Families are encouraged to call the Admissions Office at any time with questions.

For more information, please contact:
Katie Redding
Director of Admissions & IB History
kredding@longtrailschool.org
(802) 867-5717 x106

Yes, the Director of Admission sees every application and enjoys meeting with every student and family personally.

Our admissions process is “need-blind,” meaning that we evaluate students on their merits alone, without knowledge of their financial background.

Once admitted, our financial aid is “need-based,” meaning it is thoughtfully determined by evaluation of your PFS (Parental Financial Statement) generated at TADS. The LTS Business Office will work with your family to understand your financial situation and arrange aid based on your demonstrated need.

It is important to note that financial aid is allocated on a first come basis and each year there is a finite amount that can be awarded.

For direct questions on financial aid, please contact our business office.

Yes, LTS has a large fleet of buses and an extensive network of routes traversing Southwestern Vermont. There is an additional cost for busing that is calculated based on distance traveled to and from school.

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Dorset, Vermont

Long Trail School

Dorset, Vermont