Why Support Putney?
Your gift will help change the life of a student so that s/he can be a world changer.
Putney graduates take with them what they learn here. They put their Putney values, knowledge, and experience to good use in finding ways to improve the world. For example, Putney alumni use art to help the environment, science to promote social justice, farming to combat rural poverty…and more.
For more than 75 years, The Putney School, a leader among its peers in progressive education, has been a place where students experience the meaning of mental and physical labor experientially. Your support allows us to provide a broad array of academic and extracurricular opportunities.
Your gift helps ensure Putney is a place where the arts, music, and theater are not an appetizer or a dessert, but part of the main course. Your donation makes Putney accessible to students from all socio-economic backgrounds through financial aid.
And your support helps us provide an exceptional educational experience by attracting and retaining the best and brightest faculty and staff from around the globe.
Hear what parents, alumni and others have to say . . .
"As new research and educational experience confirms the tenets of progressive teaching, as the challenge to learn to live sustainably becomes more urgent, as our culture continues to teach to the test while our nation's need for creative thinkers becomes increasingly clear, Putney's potential to serve as a leading model of progressive education has never been greater." --Emily Jones, Ninth Director of The Putney School
“We are very, very glad to support the Putney School, even in our small way. My wife and I agree that Putney is by far our favorite secondary school. It was just perfect for Claire. Coming out of the grade-obsessed, authoritarian French public school system, Putney helped her grow enormously. The supportive and creative environment encouraged her latent artistic talents and gave her the courage to grow into the absolutely wonderful young woman that she has become.... Three cheers for Putney!” - Elisabeth and Joseph DeLiso, parents of Claire ’08
“From the time my daughter Deborah and I saw the Putney School (and farm) campus, we knew we found something special. When we spoke with the various faculty, administrators, students and fellow applicants, we knew that Putney was the right choice. My child and our family flourished within the Putney spirit....critical thinking, art, and community. That is why we choose to support Putney. Thank you Putney!”- Phil Genet, father of Deborah ’99
“We've had three grandchildren attend The Putney School. One of the attributes that we found to be most important was the interaction between the faculty and students. The teachers care; they are mentors, often becoming friends and in a way a part of the student's family. The results can be seen in student accomplishments. We're proud to support the school.” - Barbara and Jack Keil, grandparents of Meghan ’01, Hunter ’05 and Adam ’09
“I support the Annual Fund because supporting ongoing budgets for teachers, books, and maintenance of the campus is essential to Putney. By donating what I can, when I can, I enable Putney to do what it does best; empowering students by providing access to information and fostering alternative views. Putney sees to it that every year a flock of enlightened human beings is released into the skies of the world to fly to unimagined lives helping others be more human and more successful in making this world a better place.” - Ragnar Naess, alumnus, Class of ‘60