Student Profiles

The Putney School has 220 boys and girls in grades 9-12. All of the boarding students and many of the teachers and staff live on the campus. About 18 percent of our students come from countries outside the United States. In recent years we have had students from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Rwanda, Spain, Switzerland, Tibet, Ukraine, and the West Indies.

Twenty three percent of our students commute from home, which provides some nice weekend getaway opportunities for boarders. There's a lot of variety in our student population and chances are you're going to find someone you'll enjoy hanging out with. Here are a few current students to give you an idea of who goes to The Putney School:

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

I am grateful for the freedom that Putney has given me in education, and taught me to use in life. I no longer feel confined by societal pressures to settle for concentrated areas of learning and sacrifice my identity.

I have two main passions: sports and theater. I started doing monologues and scenes when I was in the 7th grade and, in eighth grade, was part of Romeo and Juliet. Coming to Putney, I knew I wanted to continue acting...

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 wasn’t happy with my school choices at home. The public school was too big, and the only private school was very traditional. I’d gone to Montessori, then traditional school, and Putney seemed like a mix of the two...

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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