The Putney School - Review #4
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|
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
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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- Bard College My school had a phenomenal work program, where students were expected to complete jobs around the school 6 days a week. These jobs included working on the farm, preparing meals, cleaning up after meals, cleaning. . .
- 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. . .
- Gap Year Putney is a coeducational boarding and day school in Vermont. It values and practices progressive education, and has a diverse and rigorous curriculum. It boasts a strong academic program, along with a work job program. . .
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