Student Profiles

In many ways your biggest project here is creating your best self. The self that can go out in the world and do good work. The self that can work hard and have a good time doing it.

The best way to understand what life is like here, and the wild and meaningful paths you might take, is to see how current students are doing it. That's why we've created these profiles. If you want to learn more about any of these students, and the passions they are pursuing here at Putney, just drop us an email and we'll put you in touch.

I started coming to Putney when I was five or six — my older sister went here. I’m the youngest of five.

Here’s the thing about Putney: You have to contribute to the community in order to be here.

I grew up in Seoul in a family of entrepreneurs.

How many places can you go where people learn for the pure joy of it? When I came to Putney I was a very busy person — always doing something.

I came to putney because I wanted to get out of the city and try something new. This was the perfect place for it.

Putney is a really good fit for me. Because it is small (my old school had 2000 kids) you can have strong relationships with your teachers.

I came to Putney from China by myself — at first for a summer program. I’d never been to the U.S. before.

I chose putney because I could see it was a school that trusted its students to work independently without teachers looking over their shoulders.

There’s nothing mindless about this place. The work program, for example, is so much more than checking off boxes on worksheets.

I was born in Southern France and have lived there for most of my life.

I am from Bhutan, a small Himalayan Country in Southeast Asia, which shares border with Southern China and Northern India. In my old school, everything was based off of final exams.

The Putney School challenges us to explore and invest in multiple areas of interest.

I have lived on farms up in the mountains of Vermont for my whole life. I played cello, hiked, painted, danced and attended a small Waldorf school...

I grew up in Laos, in the capital city, but my father is American, from Wisconsin, and I’ve spent a lot of time there during the winter. When I chose my boarding school, the first thing it had to have was snow...

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