The Greenwood School

14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
Tel: 802-387-4545
Gr: (Boarding) 6-12 | 60 students
Winter in Vermont brings ice and snow, which at Greenwood translates to pond hockey and snowboarding. Or it might mean building a snow fort, sledding, having a snowball fight, or skiing. Greenwood's hillside, trails, and pond provide many fun outdoor opportunities to keep our boys active during the winter months. Greenwood boys can also hone their downhill skiing and snowboarding.
Winter in Vermont brings ice and snow, which at Greenwood translates to pond hockey and snowboarding. Or it might mean building a snow fort, sledding, having a snowball fight, or skiing. Greenwood's hillside, trails, and pond provide many fun outdoor opportunities to keep our boys active during the winter months. Greenwood boys can also hone their downhill skiing and snowboarding.
Greenwood's unique STEAM Program demonstrates the practical application of science, technology, engineering, architecture and mathematics.  Our unique STEAM program not only incorporates creative and experiential learning components, but also highlights and showcases the robotics work produced by our students at many events throughout the year.
Greenwood students don't build their futures on remediated weaknesses, but they do build lives and careers on their strengths and talents. Therefore, Greenwood boys have many opportunities to discover, develop and showcase their creative abilities.  For instance, Greenwood offers metal works such as welding and blacksmithing, woodshop classes, and an advanced rock band.
The Greenwood School believes that when service and learning are strategically used as tools for self-growth, the results can profoundly shift how young people see themselves in the world. Greenwood boys have many opportunities throughout the year to volunteer their time and energy to local causes as well as have the opportunity to travel nationwide.
Greenwood's intense language remediation is balanced with well-developed enrichment programs. Greenwood boys gain confidence as their reading, writing and organizational skills improve, allowing them to enjoy learning once again and to develop their strengths and discover new talents in music, art, woodworking and athletics. Creative classes are taught by professionals in their respective fields.
The dormitory is the center of social life for students.  Greenwood students socialize in two common rooms equipped with couches, games, books and other entertainment options. At Greenwood, teachers share residential duties including study hall, dormitory supervision and weekend supervision to ensure continuity between the residential and academic settings.
The Greenwood School is a boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 12.
For over thirty years Greenwood has empowered bright and talented boys who face dyslexia, related language-based learning challenges, dyscalculia, ADHD, executive function deficits and social pragmatic challenges with the skills necessary to bridge the gap between their outstanding promise and present abilities.
Greenwood offers a comprehensive, individualized remedial program balanced with an emphasis on enrichment programs designed to awaken students` hidden talents.
The result is a school that transforms lives by providing the best environment possible for students with specific learning challenges to realize their academic, social, and creative potentials.
We use a diagnostic-prescriptive teaching model based on testing data and research-proven programs which allows for our curriculum to be tailored to each student.  

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
The Greenwood School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1978 1909
Campus Size 100 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 60 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants or jeans and a collared shirt)
Average Class Size 5 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:2 1:7
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$74,139 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$56,727 $28,200
Tuition international students $77,639 $47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $10,000 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsAria Carter
Associate Director of Admissions


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 20 23
ExtracurricularsArchery Club, Blacksmithing, Canoe Club, Ceramics Club, Cross Country, Downhill Skiing, Film Making Club, Healthy, Internship, Intramural Sports, Mountain, Music, Outdoor, Robotics, Rock, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, STEAM, Voice, Woodworking

School Notes

  • In order to maximize every boy`s potential, all students receive a language tutorial that is specific to his unique learning style and needs, all teachers are remedial language specialists, and all classes are integrated so that students learn and apply literacy and organizational skills across the academic program.
  • Greenwood boys develop strengths and awaken hidden talents in well-developed art, drama, music, woodworking and athletics programs.
  • Diagnostic-prescriptive teaching that is multisensory, structured, and sequential ensures effective, individualized programs for all students.
  • Highly structured academic and residential programs enable Greenwood boys to internalize organizational skills and strategies in all areas of their lives.
  • For boys who demonstrate a need, Greenwood offers Speech and Language Therapy, Math Tutorials, Social Pragmatics, and Occupational Therapy.
  • Interscholastic sports and noncompetitive sports are open to any student who wishes to participate.
  • Greenwood`s 100-acre, forested campus on a Vermont hillside offers miles of trails for hiking, biking, archery, and cross-country skiing; a 3-acre pond for canoeing, fishing, and ice skating; and a skate/bike park equipped with a halfpipe and dirt jumps.
  • The Greenwood applicant should possess "average" to "above" average cognitive skills as measured on the WISC IV. When looking at borderline test scores it is encouraging to see variability in subtest scores that suggest areas of strength.
  • Some Greenwood applicants may exhibit avoidance behaviors due to frustration and low self-esteem resulting from their learning challenges. However, once in Greenwood`s safe and supportive community, our students feel they are finally understood, and they experience the academic success they deserve for their efforts. Greenwood does not accept students with primary social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.
  • The Greenwood School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is approved by the state of Vermont and the New England Association of Independent Schools.
  • LD types supported: AD/HD, Dyslexia / Language-Based Learning Differences, Executive Function Skill Defecits, Social Pragmatics
  • School accreditations: NEASC, The State of VT, NAIS
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