Message from Our Admission Team

Thank you for your interest in The Putney School! We have a thoughtful application process that aims to uncover your creative and intellectual passions and your character. The students who get the most from and invest the most into their Putney experience are intellectually curious, invested in their community, and able to build self-discipline.

Your application requires a completed application with supporting documents and conversations with a member of the Putney admission team. We encourage applicants to visit campus, sit in on classes, connect with current students and teachers, and interview with us before our application deadline of January 15th.

The in-person visit is a great way for applying students to see, hear, and feel how engaged and innovative our community is. When an in-person visit is implausible, we work to build connection and learning through virtual visits.

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) 387-6201. 

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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