Summer Workshops for Teens

Applications for Summer 2023 are open!

Before you start the application, please be sure that you have read and understand the “Before You Apply” page which contains important financial details, certain expectations, and timelines for the application process. Applications are processed in the order that we receive them and most workshops cap out at 12 students. For the best selection of workshops, we encourage you to apply early.

A complete application includes the following:

  • Two samples of work
  • 4 short answer questions
  • Teacher Recommendation – Speak with a teacher of your choice who you feel knows you and ask them please to complete form on your behalf and email it to
  • $500 due is with the application, $100 of which is a non-refundable application fee, and the remaining $400 is a deposit that will be applied towards tuition.

Tuition Dates & Cancellation Policy

Tuition is due within 30 days after receiving an acceptance to the program if before May 1st. On May 1st, any outstanding balance is due. For applications received after May 1st, tuition is due within 7 days after receiving acceptance to the program.

Should enrollment not be sufficient resulting in workshop cancellation or reassignment, you will be notified no later than May 15th, and students will be placed in there next highest workshop selection. 

If a student withdraws prior to April 1st, TPSSA will refund tuition and deposit paid, minus $100. If a student withdraws after April 1st, tuition will be refunded minus $500. There are no refunds for withdrawals after May 1st. Families awarded financial aid who elect not to enroll in TPSSA after receiving notice of financial aid award are entitled to a refund of tuition and deposit paid minus $100, provided TPSSA receives written notice of this decision by May 1st. 

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Partial tuition assistance is awarded, as available, based on family need, strength of application, and level of resources in The Putney School Summer Arts Tuition Assistance Fund. We gratefully acknowledge the families and organizations who contribute to The Putney School Summer Arts Tuition Assistance Fund.

The first step for families wishing to apply for partial tuition assistance is to indicate that you plan to apply for financial aid when completing the student application. We will then share Putney’s Financial Aid Application 2023 with you to submit, together with the first two pages of the most recent Federal Tax return for each parent/guardian. If parents are not filing jointly, each parent completes and submits a separate form. We award aid whenever possible, giving priority to students who are new to the programs.

Families or organizations interested in helping to sponsor a student financially should contact Tom Howe, Director of Summer Programs. 

We are currently monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. All on-campus programming will be designed to follow recommended safety precautions as outlined by the Center for Disease Control and the state of Vermont

Summer Workshops for Adults


Boarding Tuition:

Shared room – $1,275

Single room – $1,500

Commuter Tuition:  $925

*Materials fee – Metal Jewelry     $80

Cancellation Policy

If a participant decides before July 1st to not attend the program, we can issue a refund for monies paid, minus a $100 processing fee. There are no refunds for choosing to withdraw from the program after July 1st, except in cases of severe illness, injury, or family emergency.

It is not possible to make any tuition reduction for arriving late or leaving early.

Should enrollment not be sufficient resulting in workshop cancellation, participants will be notified by July 1st. In the event a cancellation does occur, participants will have the option to join another workshop dependent on availability or the option for a refund, minus $100 processing fee. We can also hold tuition paid and apply it towards the following summer.