Athletics and Recreation

We believe students learn better by doing, and by living a healthier lifestyle. Through a wide variety of choices offered in the afternoon activities program, you can join a casual or competitive team, enjoy the outdoors, and experience being part of a team.

Competitive Athletics

Competitive sports meet five times a week, and play against other schools in the River Valley Athletic League and the Lakes Region League. No tryouts, no cuts. Everyone is welcome.

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Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer

Our soccer teams welcome players of all abilities and skill levels.

Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball

Both of our basketball programs play in our Net-Zero/LEED Platinum Field house.

Rowing Team

Meet 5 days a week as you develop your strength and perfect your technique in a boat.

Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse

Every member of our Lacrosse team is guaranteed playing time.

XC Running Team

Our team emphasizes overall fitness and an appreciation for where we live.

Ultimate Frisbee

Our team plays a full competitive schedule in the River Valley League.

Volleyball Team

As a member of our new competitive Volleyball team, you’ll become a better player, communicator, and teammate.

XC Ski - Race Team & Novice Skiers

Competing in the Lakes Region League comes naturally to Putney skiers, who have 40 kilometers of groomed trails to practice on and explore.

Recreational Athletics

Organized recreational activities are coed and meet twice a week.


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Stay active and have fun as you learn modern jazz or ballet.

Mountain Biking

Explore 40 kilometers of groomed trails around Putney.


This is an introduction to fencing open for students of all skill levels.

Alpine Skiing

Head to Mount Snow and enjoy the best parts of a Vermont winter.

What have you always wanted to try?

Whether it’s riding horses, cross-country skiing, or dancing, you can try it at Putney.
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