The Bread Loaf School of English

Welcome to Bread Loaf


The Bread Loaf School of English is a summer graduate school of Middlebury College, with some 500 students attending our three campuses each summer.

The Bread Loaf experience, especially for those pursuing a degree for 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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2015 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»

We asked students in Vermont which course they were most excited about this summer. Here's what they had to say: