The Putney School - Review #13
About the Author:
|College Enrolled||Cornell University|
|Home Town, State||Mexico City|
|Years Attended Boarding School||2|
|Activities During Boarding School||Baseball, fencing, skiing. Theatre lighting, iron working and welding, Head dinning room waiter for dinner.|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
We all did work at the school. Everything from cleaning classrooms to cow barn work. No grades were given, I soon realized I was studying to learn and it made me more adventurous to learn about stuff I didn't know a lot about. Not just take courses that I thought I would get good grades in.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I keep learning and love the puzzle. I exercise if I feel down.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wish I had the full 4 years instead of just the last two years of HIgh School.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The faculty, friends and diversity of available subjects.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
They were all great. Look for diversity.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Great theatre, arts and music program. With about 200 students we had a full ochestra and choir. Every Friday we had a Friday night sing, where we sung madrigals and other classical music, with a period of a short student performance. Sunday evening we would sing before we had a Sunday night speaker. We were required to to attend these Friday and Sunday night events. Several plays every year.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town was miles away. You could do a Saturday trip to Brattleboro in a school bus. On nice days the school would set up trucks to take you a few miles away and you would walk back in self created groups.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Music events, dancing, camping. It was all great.
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- University of Maine 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). . .
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