The Putney School

418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, VT 05346
Tel: 802-387-6219
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 219 students
Putney is about living fully: intellectual engagement, creative play, progressive learning for a sustainable future.

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2014 School Data
The Putney School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1935 1909
Campus Size 500 acres acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 219 students 298 students
% Students of Color 14%% 19%
% International Students 23%% 20%
% Students Boarding 75%% 67%
Average SAT Score 1725 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1580 - 1890 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 73%% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $16 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,800 $47,790
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,800 $26,400
% Students on Financial Aid 43%% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $19,000 $20,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Dec. 31 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of Admissions John Barrengos  
Associate Director of Admissions Lois Barber  

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 7 14
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cycling, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 9 25
ExtracurricularsAlpine Skiing & Snowboarding, Chamber Music, Drama & Drama Tech, Fencing, Literary Magazine, Madrigals, Mountain Biking, Orchestra, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2007-2011 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Smith College 11
Bard College 6
Barnard College 6
University of Vermont 6
Marlboro College 5
Sarah Lawrence College 5
Carnegie Mellon University 4
Dartmouth College 4
Mount Holyoke College 4
Rhode Island School of Design 4
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • The Putney School is designed for independent, motivated, and capable students seeking intellectual freedom, responsibility and opportunities for competence in a variety of fields. The school's 500-acre campus is situated on a working Vermont dairy farm that supports a rich curriculum in sustainability. Putney’s vigorous liberal arts program prepares students for top colleges and the real world.

  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Tim Daly - film, television, and theater actor
    • Wally Shawn - writer, actor, director
    • Jonathan Schell - author, The Fate of the Earth
    • Izumi Mori - Japanese fashion model
    • Kerry Kennedy Cuomo - Director Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Hum. Rights
    • Tea Leoni - actress
    • Tim Weiner - Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Greenwood School (0.8 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PutneyThe Greenwood School
     
    14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT05346
    802-387-4545
    0.8 mi | 50 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Saxtons RiverVermont Academy
     
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT05154
    802 869 6229
    10.9 mi | 240 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Mount HermonNorthfield Mount Hermon
     
    One Lamplighter Way
    Mount HermonMA01354
    413-498-3227
    22 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
  • DublinDublin School
     
    18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    DublinNH03444
    1-603-563-7075
    25.4 mi | 150 students | Gr. 9-12
  • GreenfieldStoneleigh-Burnham School
     
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA01301
    413-774-2711 x 257
    25.8 mi | 157 students | Gr. 7-12
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