The Putney School (Vermont)
The Putney School is an independent high school in Putney, Vermont. The school was founded in 1935 by Carmelita Hinton on the principles of the Progressive Education movement and the teachings of its principal exponent, John Dewey. It is a coeducational, college-preparatory boarding school, with a day-student component, 12 miles (19 km) outside Brattleboro, Vermont. The school enrolls approximately 225 students on a 500 acres hilltop campus with classrooms, dormitories, and a dairy farm on which its students work before graduating.
The Putney School offers 9th-12th grade education in a boarding setting. Small classroom sizes (teacher to student ratio of 5.1), gives your son or daughter the educational support they need to be successful. In terms of religious orientation, The Putney School is a nonsectarian school. Putney offers a variety of programs (100+ classes) for each unique student’s interests and needs. It also offers extra-curricular activities such as sports, and visual and performing arts and requires participation in work programs to instill responsibility and the importance of being a contributing member of society. Throughout their stay at Putney, your child will have opportunities to embrace leadership roles. Due to Putney’s location in Vermont, students have access to a variety of outdoor activities, including skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, kayaking and much more. Perhaps most importantly, The Putney School offers your child the opportunity to build relationships with other students from 17 different countries and 24 different states.
Associations & Organizations
- National Association of Independent Schools
- State/Regional Independent School Association
- The Association of Boarding Schools
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