Campus Life

Campus Life

The Putney School is located on a spectacular hilltop in southern Vermont. Studios, performance spaces, classrooms, and dormitories are centrally located on the 500-acre campus, surrounded by a working farm.


Boarding students live in small, single-sex dormitories. Each dorm is staffed by two college-age dorm heads. Dorm life is safe, close, and comfortable. In keeping with The Putney School tradition, there are no locks on dorm room doors. Visits between students from different dorms are allowed only in dorm living rooms during supervised visiting hours.  What to bring


Wholesome and often homegrown meals are served in the central dining hall (the KDU). Vegetables come in from the school’s gardens as they are harvested by student workers, and the wood-fired oven provides fresh bread, pizza, and other baked goods. We offer a variety of options to meet the needs of students with food allergies as well as vegetarian, or vegan diets.

Health Services

The Putney School's established, year-round Health Services office supports summer students in their health and medical needs. We take our responsibility for the health and safety of our students very seriously. Nurses keep regular hours on campus and are on 24-hour call. Our Health Services staff is supported by Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and by the urgent care clinic north of Putney in Bellows Falls. Our residential staff members receive an orientation to basic first aid care and routinely refer students to our health services staff.


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