The Putney School recently redesigned our graduation requirements in terms of a student’s skills and proficiencies in specific academic areas, rather than in traditional terms of “seat-time” in class. In addition to overarching educational through lines such as collaboration, literacy, and argumentation, each academic department has articulated skills and content particular to that discipline. These “footprint videos” are traces of the various projects, activities, and challenges Putney students navigate in the sciences as they learn the specific skills and knowledge required for graduation.
The Putney School recognizes that all students learn differently. We have students with a variety of learning styles in every classroom and we do not treat those with diagnosed learning differences as “other.”