Students in class at Bread Loaf.
A summer at Bread Loaf can be an exciting and enriching experience for students from all corners of the teaching and learning world.

Transform your teaching. Transform your thinking. At Bread Loaf, you’ll join a dynamic community that shares your passion for the power of words.

Cocurricular Activities

A major production at Bread Loaf/Vermont each summer brings students and faculty together with professional actors.
Each summer, Bread Loaf/Vermont hosts a major theatrical production. In 2019, students and faculty join together with professional actors to produce Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.

Your opportunity for exploration expands far beyond the Bread Loaf classrooms.

Students and faculty regularly participate in creative programming and hands-on experiences, including outings to local cultural sites, hikes, film showings, theater productions, discussion and reading groups, coffee houses, musical performances, sporting events, and dances.

See the individual campuses for their unique offerings of activities.

Theater at Bread Loaf

Bread Loaf incorporates the theater arts into the student experience at all three campuses—whether traveling to see live performances, bringing the actors into the classrooms, or staging a full production with students and faculty.

Speakers and Performers

Throughout the summer, our campuses host lectures, workshops, and readings that complement and enrich the academic curriculum. Speakers include distinguished writers, scholars, and teachers.

Bread Loaf Teacher Network

Middle school students work with teachers involved in the Bread Loaf Teacher Network.
Teachers involved in the Bread Loaf Teacher Network collaborate on ideas and methodologies to enrich their classroom experiences.

The Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) fosters transformative education in schools and communities and is a life-changing antidote to teacher isolation. You are invited, as a Bread Loaf student, to join BLTN, a collective of educators, youth, and community organizers committed to sharing practice, scholarship, community, and activism.

Admissions and Funding

About 75-80 percent of our students are middle and high school teachers of English, language arts, and humanities subjects, though participants also include writers, editors, and other professionals. While our students come from a variety of backgrounds and have a range of goals, they share an impassioned interest in reading, writing, and the power of words to change the world. 

See detailed application information for new and returning students, as well as important application deadlines and a schedule of dates and fees.

We’re also actively committed to helping you find the financial resources you need to apply. Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. Special fellowships and scholarships for teachers can cover up to $10,000 in tuition, room & board, and other costs of attendance. There are also on-campus student jobs available at the Vermont campus.

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