About Us


Each summer the Bread Loaf School of English assembles a community of teachers and learners at three campuses (St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Lincoln College, University of Oxford, in England; and the Bread Loaf Mountain campus in Vermont) for an intensive six-week course of study.

Students may enroll for one or more summers for continuing graduate education, or they may pursue a full program of study leading to the Master of Arts or Master of Letters degrees in English over the course of 4-5 summers.

Our aim is to produce innovative teachers and thinkers who, through the interpretation of literary and critical texts, are able to engage in complex thought, write persuasive and original essays, and, as relevant, use new technologies to develop effective teaching and learning practices.

Bread Loaf School of English Mission Statement. 

Hear long-time Bread Loaf professor Andrea Lunsford describe the transformative effect of the Bread Loaf experience: