Welcome to Leland and Gray

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

IMG 1277Welcome to Leland and Gray! In our village nestled between Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains, we provide every student a personalized, college-preparatory education rich in academics, arts, and athletics. Our comprehensive secondary (7-12) curriculum and wide variety of electives foster students’ self-discovery and build the solid foundation necessary for the 21st Century.

Leland and Gray faculty and counselors get to know and challenge students, guiding exploration of their talents and stretching their previous limits. We offer three foreign language options (Chinese, French, and Spanish), nine Advanced Placement courses for college credit, and career-study and internship programs. Differentiated instruction and academic support, provided by classroom teachers, allow ambitious students to graduate with nearly a full year of college credits, potentially saving thousands of dollars and testing out of freshmen courses.

Music, theater, and athletics have earned Leland and Gray statewide recognition and several state titles for competitions. Each year we produce a drama, musical, and variety show, delighting a packed audience of classmates, staff, and community members. Music opportunities include chorus, a cappella, instrumental lessons, middle and high school bands, and samba band. In addition, students design their own activities through Help Empower Youth, led by qualified staff, from skateboarding and crafts to career exploration and SAT preparation. As a small school, over 88% of the student body participates in after-school programs, with everyone receiving a place on the team, band, or play.

dsc02095In order to succeed in school, college, and career, excellent writing skills are essential. Developing these skills takes diligence and instruction in every class. Leland and Gray integrates the University of Kansas-Strategic Instructional Model, the premier research-based method. According to the National Commission on Writing, employers consider writing skills when hiring and promoting the majority of employees. From self-expression to mastering the six genres, students expand and refine this most transferable skill.

Leland and Gray’s advisory program and assemblies cement positive learning relationships between faculty and students. Our school counselors provide individual attention to all students throughout the college selection and application process. International students have been especially successful in finding and attending competitive colleges in the United States and abroad.

Please consider joining our vibrant learning community! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime at (802) 365-7355 or ddorfman@lelandandgray.org. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

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Dr. Dorinne Dorfman

Principal