Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School is located in the West River Valley at the corner of Routes 30 and 35 in the small rural town of Townshend, VT.
Townshend is situated in the southeastern corner of VT, approximately 20 miles northwest of Brattleboro. Townshend and the towns of Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, and Windham comprise the union high school district.
The total student population of Windham Central Supervisory Union is 884. (2009)
Leland & Gray is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Link here to review the NEASC Standards for Accreditation:
Our comprehensive programs for grades 7-12 provide courses in all traditional subject areas as well as personalized options to fulfill the learning aspirations and needs of every student. Small class sizes and strong ties between faculty and students foster an environment of creativity, tolerance, and achievement.
Leland and Gray Union High School is one of the oldest educational institutions in the State of Vermont. Established in 1833 by the Baptist Association, the school was named Leland Classical and English School in honor of Aaron Leland, a minister who had endeared himself to the people of southern Vermont. The school building, erected in 1834, was a two-story, rectangular, brick structure surmounted by a wooden tower. At the time of the Civil War, the Seminary went through a period of great financial hardship. In response to the generosity of Deacon Samuel Gray, the name of the school was changed to Leland and Gray Seminary in 1860.
In 1970, 137 years after the seminary was established, the present secondary school was erected by the newly formed Leland and Gray Union High School District. Building on its unique history and community commitment, Leland and Gray continues to offer public education of high quality to the people of five
union district towns and other communities.
Each and every Leland and Gray student graduates with a postsecondary plan to continue learning the following year, whether in college, technical training, and/or work experience.