Application Checklist

Applications may be submitted directly through our Veracross online platform, as well as through admission platforms offered by SSATB and Gateway to Prep. 

You will be asked to submit:

  • A Student Profile Questionnaire

  • School transcripts

  • 3 Brief Student Essays in response to questions on the application form

  • 3 Brief Parent Essays in response to questions on the application form

  • 2 teacher Recommendations—one from an English /humanities teacher, another from a math / science teacher

  • 1 school report from your guidance counselor or principal  

  • Optional Recommendations

  • Test scores: We require that all ninth and tenth grade applicants take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) as part of the application to The Putney School. 11th and 12th grade applicants may submit PSAT or SAT scores in lieu of the SSAT.  To save time, please have your SSAT scores sent directly to our office. Putney's school code is 5950 and can be entered when you register for the test. SSAT practice tests are available at Test Prep Review.

  • In the event that you have had psycho-educational testing: a copy of any recent testing, such as a WISC, WIAT, Woodcock-Johnson, or a language evaluation. Email as attachments to Amara or send as hard copies with other application materials.

  • If you are applying for financial aid, you must also complete all items on this checklist by the Financial Aid deadline of January 1st.

  • Application fee ($50 for both domestic and international applicants)

  • A personal interview is also required. Prospective students are urged to visit, preferably on a school day so that they have the opportunity to tour the campus and talk with students and teachers. Students living far away, who may be unable to visit campus, may request a Skype interview. Please contact the Admission Office to arrange a visit or schedule an interview.
    802-387-6219 or email.

If you prefer, you may also complete our application by hand, although this is not encouraged. You may download, fill in, and mail paper forms to us.

Please note: We do not accept the TABS common application.



The Putney School | Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road, Putney, Vermont 05346-8675
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