The Greenwood School

14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
The Greenwood School Photo #1 - At The Greenwood School, our interdisciplinary STEAM projects marry Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. The projects are student inspired, serving as on-ramps for deeper study in areas they may have overlooked in the past.
The Greenwood School Photo #1 - At The Greenwood School, our interdisciplinary STEAM projects marry Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. The projects are student inspired, serving as on-ramps for deeper study in areas they may have overlooked in the past.
The Greenwood School Photo #2 - "Makers of Vermont" is a signature program at The Greenwood School in VT, where students learn to craft metal objects and tools in our blacksmith's forge.
The Greenwood School Photo #3 - The Greenwood School campus is nestled in the rolling hills of Vermont on 100 acres of woodlands and trails, and a 3 acre pond.
The Greenwood School Photo #4 - In an elective hands-on-science "Watershed" class, The Greenwood School students work in the field studying how to protect our local resources.
The Greenwood School Photo #5 - Jesse, a Greenwood School teacher & naturalist, led a group of students deep into Ecuador for a cultural immersion experience. They spent 2 weeks living & working with an indigenous community where the boys made lifelong friends. They helped plant coffee, harvest cocoa, & learned to fish, cook and craft using materials and tools provided by mother earth.
The Greenwood School Photo #6 - At The Greenwood School in Vermont, snow and ice means skiing, snowboarding, tubing & pond hockey. Throughout the winter, Greenwood boys visit local ski resorts including day trips to Mt. Snow every weekend. Students ice skate, build snow jumps, and cross country ski here on campus along our hillside trails, providing many fun outdoor opportunities right outside the dorms.
The Greenwood School Photo #7 - Here in Putney, Vermont, The Greenwood School is surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers enjoyed by faculty and students during the fall and spring seasons.
  • With a student to teacher ratio of 2:1, Greenwood works with young men with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, or executive functioning deficits, and empowers them with the skills and strategies necessary to bridge the gap between their outstanding promise and present abilities.
  • The result is a school that transforms lives, providing the best environment possible for students with complex learning challenges to realize their academic, social, and creative potentials.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Green Up Day in Vermont - 05/07/2018 - It`s one thing to talk about being responsible stewards of the planet, and it`s another thing to take action. Greenwood students did a great job walking their talk.
  • Andrew Pearce Mentors Greenwood Boys - 06/28/2018 - Greenwood School alumnus, shared his journey as a struggling boy with dyslexia to a successful entrepreneur and the Founder of Andrew Pearce Wooden Bowls, the largest purveyor of hand turned bowls in the world.

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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
The Greenwood SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-129-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19781910
Campus Size100 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment60 students313 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants or jeans and a collared shirt)
Average Class Size4 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:21:7
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$81,900$48,850
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$7,500$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsTed Backes
Aria Carter
Associate Director of AdmissionsTracy Wheeler

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1915
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee


Total Extracurricular Organizations2224
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Internship, Outdoor, Robotics, Rock Band, STEAM

Arts and Music Programs:
Blacksmithing, Ceramics Club, Music, Videography Crew, Voice, Woodworking

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Bouldering, Canoe Club, Cross Country, Downhill Skiing, Intramural Sports, Mountain, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding

School Notes

  • In order to maximize every boy`s potential, all students receive a reading and/or writing tutorial that is specific to his unique learning style and needs. Greenwood's remedial language specialists are trained in Orton-Gillingham or Lindamood Belle. 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 Emotional Learning, and Occupational Therapy.
  • Dual college enrollment is offered through partnerships with the Community College of VT and Landmark College, where students are able to gain college or high school credits for courses taken.
  • 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-V. 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, Dyscalculia, Executive Function Skill Deficits, Social Emotional Learning
  • The Greenwood School accreditations: NEASC, The State of VT, NAIS

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