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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2013 School Data
The Putney School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
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 1907
Campus Size 500 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 219 students 300 students
% Students of Color 14% 18%
% 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

Acadmics 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% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $16 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,800 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,800 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 43% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $19,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate n/a 57%
Director of Admissions John Barrengos  
Associate Director of Admissions Lois Barber  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 7 13
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cycling, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee


Total Extracurricular Organizations 9 24
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 school is The Greenwood School (0.7 miles away)
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