About Us

Summer Arts Programs

About Us

Sculpture Workshop Putney, Vermont

The Putney School Summer Programs offer students age 14-17 the opportunity for in-depth exploration in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing, as well as sustainability through our Farm Program. Our ESOL- Program for International Education for non-native English speakers offers English language classes and accelerated learning through language immersion. We enroll 135 students in each 3-week session.

Workshops form the core of the day. Students enroll in two half-day workshops—one in the morning, one in the afternoon. 
We welcome students to apply who are ready to take risks in their creative work, to learn new things and get better at what they already know, and to be a responsible member of this diverse and close-knit community. The Summer Programs enrolls teenagers from all over the world. We look forward to receiving your application.

From the Summer Programs Director


At Putney, students follow their passions in serious but fun studios and workshops. They explore and develop skills as they express themselves and take risks in their work as they grow. We encourage all students to collaborate, challenge them to problem solve, and support them as they dive into their work. 
I look forward to welcoming all our 2016 students.
Tom Howe, Summer Programs Director

About The Putney School

The Putney School is an independent boarding school dedicated to progressive education for a sustainable future. Founded in 1935, the school is situated on a beautiful hilltop in southern Vermont. The school's studios and dormitories on our 500-acre campus, together with our working dairy and vegetable farm, serve over 200 students who enroll in the school's Summer Programs each summer.


Our Mission


The Putney School Summer Programs provides high school students the opportunity to express themselves through an immersion in the creative process. Students are supported by a community of artists and teachers who promote creative expression and value the importance of the arts and sustainable living. We honor and support diversity and a world-wide community of learners.

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