Message from John Barrengos, Director of Admission

Thank you for your interest in The Putney School! We have a thoughtful application process that aims to uncover the depth of your intellectual motivations, creativity, and character. We find the most successful Putney students have intellectual curiosity, self-discipline, and a commitment to their community.

Your application consists of two main elements: a completed application with supporting documents and an interview with a member of the Putney admission team. In many cases, students are able to visit campus and interview with us before our general application deadline of January 1st. In other cases, however, the visit or interview might happen during January or February. International students or other applicants with extenuating circumstances may request a Skype or phone interview. However, we encourage all prospective students to visit campus as part of their and our decision about admission to Putney.

Our online application will provide a platform for completing essays, uploading files, and requesting teacher recommendations. Should you have any questions at any point in the application process, please contact the Admission Office at (802) 387-6219. This application checklist may also be of help.

When your application is complete, it will be evaluated by our Admission Committee, which includes admission staff, faculty members, and current seniors. We inform all applicants of our admission decision on March 10th. Contracts are sent out then, including financial aid grant information for accepted students.

Our Revisit Day is an opportunity for accepted candidates to return to campus, connect with other accepted and current students, ask questions of faculty, and get a feel for the academic, creative, and physical opportunities at Putney.  We expect to hear back from accepted candidates about their school decision by April 10th, and we should receive a signed enrollment contract by then.

All this will go a long way toward your understanding of how Putney challenges students and prepares them for a future of learning, creativity, and responsibility in their community.

Our Admission Committee: Students & Adults

Students serve on our admission committee and help shape the future Putney School community.

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