Mission Statement

The Bread Loaf School of English is a summer residential graduate program of Middlebury College, providing education in British, American, and world literature and the allied fields of pedagogy, literacy, creative writing, and theater arts to a population comprised primarily of K-12 English and language arts teachers. The program offers Master of Arts and Master of Letters degrees in English as well as opportunities for continuing education and sustained, technology-rich professional development. BLSE draws its faculty from leading institutions in the U.S. and U.K. and maintains three campuses, two domestic, one in England, with a curriculum tailored to each site. The School aims to create a diverse and dynamic learning community that fosters innovative, culturally responsive thinking, teaching, and professional development both during the summer and throughout the year.