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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Putney is currently having a successful in-person year. We will welcome students in-person in the fall of 2021, remaining open as long as we are able to do so responsibly and supporting authentic and effective teaching and learning under challenging conditions. We will approach the year with flexibility, patience, creativity, fortitude and a deep commitment to each other’s well-being. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade unavailable
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Sports
    grade C+

About

418 Houghton Brook Rd
Putney, VT 05346
About The Putney School...

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$25
Interview Required
No data available  
Required/Recommended Tests
No data available  

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$62,400
Received Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From The Putney School

What is The Putney School? In spite of our rural exterior, Putney is not a simple place. We are both creative and grounded, visionary and practical. We are a community of people who think for themselves, invent, design, experiment, compose, write, build, and chase down new ideas. Thinking and doing are interwoven at Putney. We are progressive, so we value experiential education, the idea that people often learn best by doing, rather than by being told. Students here view education as something they are pursuing, rather than something being done to them. We see education as the creation of intelligence rather than the transmission of information. We are both academically rigorous and culturally informal. We take our intellectual tradition seriously, but do not wrap it up in formalities.
We believe that teenagers are capable and trustworthy. Students play an active role in running the community and are part of every decision-making body of the school, including the Board of Trustees.

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The Putney School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
61 responses
Average ACT
28
36 responses

A Unique and Immersive Arts Program

Our students are immersed in the creative world of performing arts, music, and visual and literary arts. Through a diverse range of disciplines and levels, we provide opportunities for students to pursue in-depth studies and serious practices in an artistic field, as well as non-graded classes for students who want to further explore or discover an artistic outlet.

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
  • Graduation
    23%
  • Huesby Prom
    23%
  • Snowball
    23%
  • Coffee House
    15%
  • Basketball Championship (if we make it that far)
    8%
  • Card Burning
    8%

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Students

Diversity
grade unavailable
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
235
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
3:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 8 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 8 responses
Poll
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 8 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 5 responses

The Putney School Reviews

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