Welcome to Bread Loaf


The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English is a summer graduate school that brings together more than 425 students at our three campuses each summer.

The Bread Loaf experience, especially for those pursuing a master's degree over four or five summers, is deep, rich, and transformative. Our students participate in an academic program that offers a huge array of courses about literature and language, taught by our world-class faculty. Our students and faculty study together, take meals together, and relax together. Many people form the deepest friendships of their lives at Bread Loaf. Take a look at us. Ask us any questions you have. Think of applying.


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Bread Loaf's
Three Campuses

Students may attend any of Bread Loaf's three campuses. Each campus has its own distinctive character and course offerings. Read more »

New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Oxford, United Kingdom

Ripton, Vermont

Why Bread Loaf?

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Dates & Fees


Bread Loaf and Teachers

Bread Loaf's summer schedule makes it ideally suited for teachers. A majority of our students are middle and high school teachers who take classes that deepen and expand their knowledge of the subjects they teach. Read more»

Read the latest issue of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal

Bread Loaf's Innovative Theater Program

At Bread Loaf's Vermont campus, professional actors work alongside students and faculty both in and outside of the classroom: