The Putney School

418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, VT 05346
Tel: 802-387-6219
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 225 students
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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 No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1935 1909
Campus Size 500 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 225 students 295 students
% Students of Color 14% 19%
% International Students 23% 20%
% Students Boarding 75% 68%
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 Less than once a month
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% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $16 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,900 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$32,800 $27,675
% Students on Financial Aid 43% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $23,000 $20,630
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of AdmissionsJohn Barrengos
Associate Director of AdmissionsLois Barber

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 9 24
ExtracurricularsAlpine, Chamber, Drama, Fencing, Literary, Madrigals, Mountain, 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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Greenwood School (0.8 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Putney, VTThe Greenwood School
    14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    0.8 mi | 50 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Saxtons River, VTVermont Academy
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    802 869 6229
    10.9 mi | 240 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Mount Hermon, MANorthfield Mount Hermon
    One Lamplighter Way
    Mount HermonMA 01354
    22 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Dublin, NHDublin School
    18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    DublinNH 03444
    25.4 mi | 150 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Greenfield, MAStoneleigh-Burnham School
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    413-774-2711 x 257
    25.8 mi | 157 students | Gr. 7-12
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