The Putney School is a co-educational boarding school for grades 9-12 founded in 1935 By Carmelita Hinton. We are a progressive school, in that we value the idea that education is something to be actively pursued rather than passively received. When students learn by doing rather than being told, they develop confidence, deeper understanding, and resolve. Our continued commitment to Ms. Hinton’s fundamental beliefs, and our deliberate choices for our community and curriculum have put Putney at the leading edge of education in America.
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Putney students regularly devise questions, challenge assumptions, and propose new directions to pursue.
The bold and mostly brilliant ideas behind this place.