418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, VT 05346
Putney, VT 05346
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 230 students
We are not a 'prep' school. While many of our students head off to the top colleges in the country, their experiences at Putney are about engaging material, expanding interests, and gaining tools, not 'preparing' to be somewhere else.
Art is a part of every student's daily life. We take the arts seriously while supporting a spirit of discovery. We offer 20 art forms, including blacksmithing, ceramics, chorus, creative writing, dance, drama, fiber arts, jazz, jewelry, orchestra, Latin dance, photography, sculpture, stained glass & woodworking.
Sustainability is at the center of a Putney education. It is embedded in our campus, our community, and our curriculum. We are located on a 500-acre working dairy farm in southeastern Vermont, this serves as a laboratory and partner for studying the world around us and applying the lessons we learn about ecology, forestry, energy and agriculture.
The community at Putney is warm, open, mutually respectful and rousing. We come together as a whole school three times per week. Every Thursday is All School Sing (pictured here), a tradition dating back to Putney's founding in the 30's, which spans a fun and eclectic assortment of styles from early American folk music to sea chanteys to Korean traditional
Putney is a co-educational boarding and day school for Grades 9-12 founded in 1935 by Carmelita Hinton. We are a progressive school, in that we value the idea that education is something to be actively pursued rather than passively received. Our commitment to Ms. Hinton's fundamental beliefs have have put Putney at the leading edge of education in America.
Putney is about living fully: intellectual engagement, creative play, progressive learning for a sustainable future.
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- Review Description
- Review #1 - Class of 2011Vassar College Putney is truly an experience unlike any other; an educational environment that develops strong thinkers and problem solvers. The faculty. . .
- Review #2 - Class of 2010Columbia University The sense community at Putney is just incredible. Sometimes I forget that I am at with students and teachers. I. . .
- Review #3 - Class of 2009Dartmouth College Putney is SO unique for a host of reasons, such as its small size, strong arts program, "project week" (which. . .
- Review #4 - Class of 2004Sarah Lawrence College/UMass Amherst Small classes, progressive attitude, sustainability practices, emphasis on arts, importance of work ethic and effort, connection to the land, close. . .
- Review #5 - Class of 2004Smith College Putney is definitely very unique. The two things that really stand out, I think, are the work program and. . .
|Definition of Terms
2016 School Data
|The Putney School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||500 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||230 students||295 students|
|% Students of Color||
|% International Students||
|% Students Boarding||
|Average SAT Score||1725||* National Avg. »View|
|SAT range (25th-75th percentile)||1580 - 1890||-|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|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|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||10||16|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree||
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$16 million||$16 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid||
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$23,000||$22,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||None / Rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||No||No|
|Director of Admissions||John Barrengos|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Lois Barber|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||7||14|
|Sports||Basketball, Crew, Cycling, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||9||23|
|Extracurriculars||Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding, Chamber, Drama Club, Fencing Club, Literary, Madrigals, Mountain, Orchestra, Yearbook|
|Year: 2007 - 2011||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|University of Vermont||6|
|Sarah Lawrence College||5|
|Carnegie Mellon University||4|
|Mount Holyoke College||4|
|Rhode Island School of Design||4|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- 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
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