The Putney School - Review #9

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The Putney School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
2012-2015
Sports and Activities:
Lacrosse, Soccer, Guitar, Art, Blacksmithing, Jewelry Making, Boat Building, Snowboarding
College Enrolled:
University of Maine
Home Town, State:
South Bristol, ME

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Hands on discussion based learning as well as a focus on the individual. Relationships between students and teachers were much my friendly. Also real working experience (cooking food, working in the barn)
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Putney helped me become the man I am today. They put you in situations that make you grow and become a leader. I was fortunate enough to sit on many high positions including head of the barn (oversaw a crew of 12 student) Head Tour Guide, and captain of several sports teams.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I tried to party too much and ended up getting in trouble, which was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
How alternative it was. And how it allowed you to be yourself. You also got to pick very funky activities and classes.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Take a walk in some of the 500 acres. Its so beautiful and I miss it

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics are much more like classes at a liberal arts college. You foster excellent relationships with the teachers and are on first name bases with them all. Also its very hands on and discussion based.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
It was competitive but also the most important thing was fun. I was captain my senior year of both the soccer team and the lacrosse team. Much less competitive then other boarding schools.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
It was well funded and students participated in all levels of it. Putney is know for its student driven arts program that teaches everything from stained glass, to blacksmithing.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Snowboarding, woods crew, hiking, biking. SO many to chose from!

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Very relaxed compared to other schools. You really become family with the students you live with.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Very healthy food. 20% of the food comes straight from the farm and garden.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town of Putney is quant but lots of fun. And the bigger town near by Brattleboro is very hip with lots of cool shops.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Students are very alternative. I spent most of my time exploring the woods.
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The Putney School Alumni #1
Class of 2016
5.00 1/13/2020
Earlham College
Putney is a vibrant community where teachers and students are actual friends. It’s conducive to personal growth and a place where I and other students found our passions. Everyone is excited and working on something. . .
The Putney School Alumni #2
Class of 2011
5.00 4/10/2018
Colgate University
The unique thing about Putney is that there is a fully working dairy farm on campus. There is a big work program than instills work ethic and responsibility in the students and this includes working. . .
The Putney School Alumni #3
Class of 1987
5.00 4/10/2018
American University of Rome
Unique is a term that is often used to describe Putney. As it is located on a gorgeous working dairy farm with sustainable gardens, all students learn agricultural skills on top of advanced academics, sports. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 232 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $74,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $45,500
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
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