Summer Arts:

What: 3 or 6 week in-depth exploration in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing, as well as sustainability through our Farm Program. 

Who: Rising freshmen to rising seniors, current 8th - 11th grade

Application Materials:

PDF of Application



What: one week intense, student-driven STEM program for those interested in science and engineering.

Who: ages 11-15, rising 6th - 10th grade

Application Materials:





What: 3 weeks immersed in art for social change.

Who: Rising freshmen to rising seniors, current 8th -11th grade 

Application Materials:

  • Application Form (including 2 short answers)
  • Application fee ($50)
  • Two samples of artwork, performance materials, or creative writing
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • International students: photocopy of your passport
  • Photo of Student


Admissions Decisions

We begin reviewing applications on January 1st. Admissions decisions are typically made within two weeks of receiving a students completed application, including the teacher recommendation and creative work samples.



We run rolling admissions and some workshops fill quickly. Apply early for best workshop choices.

Once you start the online application, it is not saved until it has been submitted. Unfortunately our program won’t allow you to leave the application and return to it later.

If you are applying for a Summer Arts Program make sure you have your two workshops you want to take for three weeks or the four workshops you want to take when applying for six weeks. This will help make for a smoother application process.

You should also have backup options ready. You will be placed in one workshop in the morning and one in the afternoon. In case your first choices are already full, please be sure to indicate second choices. Remember, this is an opportunity to try something new or to gain more experience in an area you love!

In order to submit your application you must pay the $50 application fee online.



To contact the main Summer Programs office call 802-387-6297 or email Tom Howe, Director of Summer Arts at



The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)

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