Peter Heller '77 is the author of, among other works, The Dog Stars. This was his message to the Class of 2013 on June 9, 2013...
What is the deadline for my application?
Applicants wishing to know of their acceptance on March 10 must complete an application by January 15. Applications will be accepted and considered for admission after this date on a rolling basis. Please let us know if you are having trouble getting all the materials to us by the deadline. If you have any questions, please call the Admission Office (802-387-6219).
If you are applying for financial aid, the financial aid application must be submitted by January 1. Accepted students who apply after this deadline will be added to a financial aid waitlist.
Do you accept midyear applicants?
Every year we accept a small number of students for January entrance, space permitting. Financial aid is not available.
Can I type my essay questions?
Yes. We understand that for many of us, typing is much easier. But as a part of the application, we do require a sample of your handwriting. When you visit, you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire, which will suffice.
Do you accept the Common Application?
What if I can't travel to Putney for an interview?
You may arrange for a Skype or a phone interview appointment with one of our Admission representatives. The admission counselor conducting yoru interview will be in touch with his /her SKype username. Our Skype address for international applicants is PutneyInternationalStudentOffice.
Do you have a Learning Center?
Yes. The Learning Center provides academic support in the form of organizational help and study skills and math workshops. The Learning Center Director is available to provide advice to students having specific challenges meeting the demands of their academic work. Located adjacent to the Computer Lab, the center serves as a resource for all students, not just those with particular learning differences. Students who require additional tutoring on a regular basis may arrange this through the Learning Center Director.
The Putney School understands that we have students with a variety of learning styles in every classroom, and we do not treat those with learning differences as "other." Our assignments and assessment tools embrace multiple styles of learning, and our teachers provide specific accommodations for students with academic testing on file.
I'm a homeschooled applicant, do I need to submit anything special?
The Putney School welcomes applications from home schooled students. We ask all home schooled applicants lacking a complete transcript from an umbrella organization to complete a portfolio worksheet so that we might accurately assess academic achievement and potential. Please follow this (link) to download the document. Once completed, you may include it with any written application materials being sent to the Admission Office, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to (802) 387-6278. If you are in the midst of your academic year, the worksheet should be completed to reflect your most recent “marking period.” If the student is accepted and decides to enroll, this document will be used by our Academic Office to properly assign credits and make class placements.