What is the deadline for my application?

Completed applications are due January 1st and we will notify you of your acceptance on March 10th. Applications are reviewed after this date on a rolling basis. Please let us know if you are having trouble getting all the materials to us by the deadline. If you have any questions, please call the Admission Office at (802) 387-6219.

The financial aid application must be submitted by January 1st.

Do you accept midyear applicants?

If space permits, we will consider applications for mid-year openings, which commences when students return from winter break early in January. Financial aid is not available for mid-year applicants. We rarely enroll international students mid year.

Can I submit paper copies of my essay questions and teacher recommendations?

No. We prefer that you use our online application system or our shared application platforms Gateway to Prep and SAO.

What happens on a visit to Putney?

Please see “Plan a Visit” for all the details!

What if I can't travel to Putney for an interview?

You may arrange for a Skype or a phone interview appointment with one of our Admission Counselors. The Admission Counselor conducting your interview will be in touch to arrange a time and share contact information with you. Your application should be complete before scheduling a Skype or phone interview.

Do you have a Learning Center?

Yes. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides academic support in the form of organizational help, study skills, and math workshops. The Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning is available to provide advice to students having specific challenges meeting the demands of their academic work. The CTL serves as a resource for all students, not just those with particular learning differences. Students who require additional tutoring on a regular basis may arrange this through the Director of the CTL.

I'm a homeschooled applicant, do I need to submit anything special?

The Putney School welcomes applications from home schooled students. We ask all homeschooled applicants lacking a complete transcript from an umbrella organization to complete a portfolio worksheet so that we might accurately assess academic achievement and potential. Please contact us if you need more information about applying as a homeschooled student.

Download the Homeschool Portfolio Worksheet


The Putney School | Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road, Putney, Vermont 05346-8675
802-387-5566 (main) | 802-387-6278 (fax) | admission@putneyschool.org | info@putneyschool.org