Admission Calendar

Most of our admission applications have been submitted and our admission committee is meeting every Wednesday this winter to consider each of the hundreds of students who has applied thus far.  There may still be time to consider your application in time to notify you by the traditional notification date of March 10th.  If we cannot make a thoughtful decision for March 10th, we are happy to consider applications and make admission decisions after the 10th on a rolling basis to whatever extent space permits.

General Timeline


  • Begin inquiry process by requesting an information packet, which includes a view book, course catalog, and application materials.
  • Schedule an interview. If you would like to speak with a member of a particular academic or extracurricular department, please let our office know when you call to set up your appointment.


  • Arrange to take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if necessary. *SSAT required of all ninth- and tenth-grade applicants. eleventh- and twelfth-grade applicants are asked to submit PSAT or SAT results.
  • Interview with a member of The Putney School Admission team, visit a class, and go on a tour.
  • Begin requesting recommendations, transcripts, and school reports from your current school.
  • Begin work on our application, which is processed through Veracross and includes brief essays
    Please note that Putney does NOT accept the TABS common application.


  • Submit all materials for consideration of Financial Aid by January 1st. For more information about Financial Aid, please visit the Affording Putney section of our website.
  • Submit application & all supplemental materials by January 1st. A complete description of our application requirements can be found on our Application Checklist page.

Admissions Deadlines

January 1 Application & Financial Aid Deadline
January 2 Students Return from Winter Break
January 5 SSAT Test Date
February 6-10 Mid-Winter Break
February 2      SSAT Test Date
March 2 SSAT Test Date
March 10-31 Spring Break 
March 10 Admission Decisions Mailed
Early April Revisit Day**
April 10 Admission Contracts Due
April 20 SSAT Test Date
June 9 Graduation
June 8 SSAT Test Date

* Applications received after January 1 will be reviewed and acted upon as soon as the candidate’s file is complete.

** Revisit Day is an opportunity for accepted students to return to take another look at Putney before deciding which school to attend. Formal invitations will be mailed after March 10th.

Click here to view the full school calendar. Please don't hesitate to be in touch with the Admission Office by phone 802-387-6219 or email

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