Governor Phil Scott Speaks at Fieldhouse Opening

On Friday, September 13, Long Trail School officially dedicated its new $4.5 million Fieldhouse. A packed gymnasium welcomed Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Board Chair John Moser, former heads of school David D. Wilson and Steven Dear, and elected officials from Rutland and Bennington counties. Long Trail students, faculty and staff shared in the historic moment with parents, trustees and community members. Current LTS Head of School Seth Linfield served as master of ceremonies and graciously thanked the project donors. “Though wishing to remain anonymous, you know who you are and what you have done. The entire Long Trail community is forever grateful.” 

Governor Scott pointed out that Long Trail students have an “incredible opportunity to make a difference.” Scott said school enrollments are shrinking throughout Vermont but lauded Long Trail for bucking that trend. LTS enrolled a record 200 students from 30 different towns and 3 different countries for the 2019-2020 school year.

Board Chair John Moser recognized the many people who made the Fieldhouse a reality, contributing ideas, encouragement and talents. Senior and Student Ambassador President Kathryn Dugan remarked, “This fieldhouse in which we are currently standing adds another facility to foster student growth. This is not simply a building, but an opportunity.”

The new Fieldhouse features two basketball courts, a multi-purpose fitness center, a climbing wall, locker rooms, an atrium lobby, and offices. The facility allows LTS to host home basketball games and rock climbing competitions as well as expand its fitness and wellness offerings. Long Trail School is a coeducational day school serving students in grades 6-12.  To set up a visit, or to learn more about Long Trail School, visit us online at or contact Director of Admission Katie Redding at (802) 867-5717 x106.