Student Visits

Student Visits

Visiting LTS is an integral step in the application process.  We welcome visitors all year.  We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

The Long Trail Day

Your LTS visit begins by meeting your Student Host who will be your guide throughout the day. We make every effort to pair you with a host of similar age and interests. You will join them for advisory, the all school morning meeting, and then you will shadow your host through a full day of academic classes. This will give you a chance to meet teachers and students and get a sense of what it is like to be a Long Trail student. Lunch is provided for all visitors and hosts.

Student visits are usually held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in October.

Parent Tours

It is customary for parents to attend our all-school morning meeting and tour with the Director on the morning of the full-day student visit. Parents can of course have a tour ahead of the student visit if that is preferred.

Admissions Testing

Admissions Testing is required for all student visits. The Wide Range Achievement Test 4 (WRAT 4) is administered on the day of your visit during one class period. It measures the basic academic skills of reading, spelling, mathematical computation, and sentence comprehension. Your Student Host will bring you to the testing center and pick you up when you are finished. DISMISSAL is at 3:00 pm. Your Student Host will bring you back to the Admissions Office to meet your parents.

During Your Visit

Long Trail provides an atmosphere of courteous behavior. Faculty request that you, as our guest, conduct yourself in a respectful manner to both faculty and classmates. All visitors are encouraged to participate in class, however, if you wish just to observe, please be quiet so that the goals for class instruction can be met. We request that you remain with your host. If you know another student you would like to visit with during breaks or lunch, please invite him or her to join you and your host. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns prior to your visit. We will try our best to accommodate your interests and needs.

What To Bring

DRESS: Students are expected to dress appropriately. Please bring warm clothing and sneakers if you are scheduled for a PE class.

LUNCH: The Admissions Office provides lunch for student visitors. You may want to bring a snack and drink.

MONEY: If you would like to purchase additional food, the school store is open during breaks and lunch.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: You are more than welcome to bring your backpack and personal supplies.

Setup Your Visit Day

The information below is used to match your child with a student host who has similar interests. A member of the Admission Office will be in touch with you with more details about the visit day.


Long Trail School

Dorset, Vermont

Long Trail School

Dorset, Vermont