The Putney School Location ,
418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney Information Type Private independent co-educational boarding and day high school Established 1935 Founder Carmelita Hinton Director Emily Jones Faculty 35 full-time, 24 part-time/adjunct Enrollment 236 Student to teacher ratio 6:1 Campus 500 acres Campus type Rural Color(s) Green, White Website http://www.putneyschool.org/ The Putney School is an independent high school located in Putney, Vermont. The school was founded in 1935 by Carmelita Hinton on the principles of the Progressive Education movement and the teachings of its principal exponent, John Dewey. It is a co-educational, college-preparatory boarding school, with a day-student component, located 12 miles (19 km) outside of Brattleboro, Vermont. Emily Jones is the current director. The school enrolls approximately 225 students on a 500 acres (2.0 km 2) hilltop campus with classrooms, dormitories, and a dairy farm on which all of its students work before graduating. 
The school emphasizes academics, a work program, the arts, and physical activity. The school's curriculum is intended to teach the value of labor, art, community, ethics, and scholarship for individual growth.
Animated panorama from the center of the quadrangle on the Putney campus.
Most of the buildings on the school's campus were partially or completely built by Putney students and faculty, with the exception of the most recent additions, the Michael S. Currier Center and the Field House. This Currier Center is a departure from Putney's customary white, colonial-style architecture, instead using stone and concrete walls in an angular design. It is used for dance, music, movie-making and visual-art presentations. The Field House, which opened in October 2009, was designed as a "net
zero-energy building". 
Then-Director Brian Morgan addresses the graduating Class of 2004.
In 1995, the
described the school as combining "a New England work ethic and a strong academic program." Boston Globe The school is a member of the Independent Curriculum Group and in 2009 received a 10-year accreditation review by the  New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 
Notable alumni and faculty
According to The Putney School 2008 Alumni Directory, alumni of The Putney School include (graduation date shown, where applicable):
Sam Amidon, Musician.
David Amram '48, composer.
Tim Asch '51, anthropologist, filmmaker.
Carlos Buhler '72, mountaineer.
Tim Caldwell Olympic cross-country skier, son of John Caldwell 
Jonathan Crary, art historian
Dave Cole '96, sculptor
Carlton Cuse '77, television writer/executive of LOST 
Tim Daly '74, actor
Lydia Davis '65, writer, Man Booker International Prize recipient 
Thulani Davis '61, Playwright, journalist, librettist, novelist, poet, and screenwriter
Barnaby Dorfman '86, inventor, technology products
Mahdi ElMandjra '50, Moroccan futurist, economist and sociologist
Kai T. Erikson '49, sociologist
David Griffiths '60, physicist, teacher
William B. Gray, United States Attorney for Vermont 
Andrea Gruber, soprano.
William Hinton '36, author, agricultural advisor, People's Republic of China
Joan Hinton '39, atomic physicist, dairy farmer in China
Lee Hirsch '90, filmmaker.
Jeffrey Hollender '73, CEO Seventh Generation Inc.
Reid Hoffman '85, web entrepreneur, co-founder of LinkedIn
Felicity Huffman '81, actor 
Jeffrey Jones '64, actor
Harper Simon '90, singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer and son of Paul Simon
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend '69, Lieutenant Governor, Maryland
Kerry Kennedy '77, lawyer and human rights activist
Bill Koch '73, Olympic cross-country skiing medalist
Mike Ladd, hip hop artist
Jonathan Lash '63, Hampshire College President
Ellen Hamilton Latzen '99, actor
Téa Leoni (Pantaleoni) '84, actor
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, '52, journalist, critic, novelist 
J. Anthony Lukas '51, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author
Sally Mann '69, fine-art photographer
Joanna Miles '58, Emmy award-winning actress in The Glass Menagerie
Adrian Morris, painter
Errol Morris '65, filmmaker
Nell Newman '78, co-founder/owner, Newman's Own
Heather Nova '83, musician and songwriter
Ken Olin '72 actor, director and TV producer
Bob Perelman '64, poet, literary critic and professor
Jonathan Piel '57, science journalist, past editor of Scientific American
Tyler Rasch '06, television personality
Noel Rockmore '47, painter, portraitist
Martha Rockwell '62, Olympic cross-country ski racer 
Jonathan Rosenbaum '61, film critic
Christopher Rowland '81, journalist
Demetria Royals, filmmaker
Jonathan Schell '61, author
Wallace Shawn '61, actor, playwright
Lucy Shelton '61, soprano
Alexis Stewart '83, television host, daughter of Martha Stewart.
Peter Willcox '72, Greenpeace activist, captain Arctic Sunrise  John Bell Young, American concert pianist
Some Putney faculty members (subject taught in parentheses) had careers that extended beyond their teaching.
Eric Aho (art), American painter
John H. Caldwell (mathematics), Nordic skier on the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, author and Nordic coach of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team
Chard deNiord (English, Philosophy), Poet Laureate of Vermont
Eric Evans (canoeist) (English)
Fernando Gerassi (art), artist Peter C. Goldmark, Jr. (history), environmentalist, publisher, and executive.
In popular culture
The Freshman (1990 film), character Clark Kellogg, played by Matthew Broderick, says that his father is an English teacher at The Putney School.
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Coordinates: 42°59?14?N 72°33?14?W / 42.9873°N 72.5540°W