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The Putney School

Address: 418 Houghton Brook Rd, Putney, VT 05346, USA

Description The Putney School

  • Founded: in 1935
  • Location: Putney, Vermont, USA
  • Training programs: 9-12 class
  • Total number of students: 215 people (out of 23% are foreigners, 75% of schoolchildren live in a boarding house)
  • Residence type (residence)
  • Type of study: joint (mixed)
  • Language of instruction: English.

A private boarding school The Putney School (Private School of Putney School) provides training programs for students from around the world, students in 9-12 grades. Today the school is distinguished by maximum attention to innovations, innovations in the educational world and constant modernization of the educational process, improvement of methods and teaching materials.

Putney School was founded in 1935. It is located on the territory of a huge dairy farm in the state of Vermont, USA - and today students have the opportunity to farm, acquire valuable practical skills and spend a lot of time in the open air. Students participate in the cultivation of land, growing plants and animals: the entire territory of Putney School is a single ecology laboratory where students can gain invaluable knowledge about ecology and environmental protection, agriculture and microeconomics.

Comprehensive, comprehensive development of students is one of the main priorities in the work of the school. Here, high school students seek to educate not only academically, but also morally, spiritually, develop in creative and sports spheres, stimulate manifestations of activity and initiative, instill in the schoolchildren a craving for learning and self-improvement. Students are constantly involved in the management of Putney School - it forms a responsible social personality, develops independence and education, respect for other people.

On average, up to 12 people are engaged in one class - the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 6; More than 73% of teachers have scientific (master's, doctoral) degrees. For foreign students, an English language course is offered that helps the children to learn English faster, better to succeed and effectively connect to the main educational process.

Graduates of the school easily enter the prestigious and rating universities of the USA and the world, they receive nominal scholarships for higher education:

  • Bard College
  • Columbia University
  • Vermont University
  • Rhode Island University
  • Barnard College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • New York University School of design
  • Smith College
  • Dartmouth College and others.

The school does not accept strict uniforms (only business style of clothes), and there is no clearly expressed religious affiliation - Here children of any confession and religion, any color and nationality can study (approximately 14% of students are African-American).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Putney School

Program name
from 33 050 $ / semester


9-12 classes - time not only for the completion of the compulsory school general education cycle, but also preparation for entering the selected university. The school's difference is that it does not work under the strict scheme of the Advanced Placement program or other standardized options. The curriculum for high school students at Putney School includes more than 100 variations of courses and directions - even such as physiology, molecular genetics and anatomy.

Twice during the academic year, there are lively Projects Week. Students present independent scientific research to the court of teachers and their classmates: it helps to develop academic and organizational abilities, to show the acquired knowledge and skills.

On average, up to 12 people are engaged in one class - the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 6; More than 73% of teachers have scientific (master's, doctoral) degrees. For foreign students, an English language course is offered that helps the children to learn English faster, better to succeed and more effectively connect to the main educational process.

Tuition at Putney School is $ 55,450 per academic year.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, biology, Chinese, economics, English, English as a Foreign Language, Essay Writing, foundations of religions, French, geography, Greek language, history, Latin language, maths, Natural Sciences, politics, Spanish, Study of the environment,  Cultural studies

Events The Putney School

Regularly on the basis of the school an interesting Evening Arts program is conducted: participation in the program will allow each student to fully demonstrate their talents, abilities and creative, organizational potential. On campus there are more than 20 different clubs, communities and circles on interests:

  • Creative Writing
  • Jewelry
  • Latin American Dances
  • Blacksmithing
  • Jazz
  • Sculpture [ 999.14]
  • orchestra
  • woodworking
  • chorus
  • ceramics
  • drama
  • stained-glass windows
  • picture.

General mountain bike trips are organized for students, there are training clubs for tennis, equestrian sport, football and basketball, cross-country skiing. The graduate of the school is Bill Koch - Olympic medalist, as well as several other members of the US Olympic team.

Equipment The Putney School

More than 200 hectares of picturesque countryside with clean air - that's what the Putney School campus is like. These are invaluable opportunities for farming and farming, recreation in nature, walking and sports, active games. For students prepared large areas for team sports and individual training (for example, more than 25 kilometers of tracks for running, trekking and track and field athletics), there is a lake for swimming (in winter you can skate here), modern sports and gyms.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition at Putney School is $ 55,450 per academic year. The indicated cost is already included:

  • study according to the program
  • accommodation and meals
  • study guides, books and materials
  • pocket deposit [ 999.10]
  • compulsory medical insurance
  • Supporting the English language course (if necessary)
  • The program of leisure, recreation and entertainment.

Not included in the price:

  • Visa fees and services, translation, certification and delivery of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy)
  • Round trip air tickets
  • Round trip
  • Accident insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Individual music lessons = 320 $ / Trimester
  • Lessons of riding = $ 300 / trimester.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 500 USD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 USD
  • Medical insurance 1900 USD
  • Pocket money 1500 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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