Putney’s Pre-College programs are designed for motivated and intellectually curious students who seek a bridge to the freedom of college in a structured and supportive campus or study-abroad environment. Pursue a passion that you may not have time for during your busy school year, and learn for the sake of learning in an informal, exciting atmosphere that encourages active involvement, creativity, a sense of community, exploration, adventure, and fun!
This program helped Luke mature, and it widened his perspective. Now he knows there’s a bigger life waiting for him after high school and understands much better what it can be like.
Live among world-class facilities, residential instructors, and cultural sites that become your classroom for intellectual exploration. Choose two college-style seminars and embark on an educational experience that is informal, dynamic, and stimulating. Engage with guest lecturers on field trips, during active discussion, role-playing, and group projects. In the afternoons and evenings, enjoy cultural excursions, sports, and other activities led by our staff and local contacts.
Participate in small, hands-on seminars that connect you with people and places that inspire. Go beyond the walls of the traditional classroom with energetic, accomplished instructors and new friends who share your sense of motivation, adventure, and engagement with college-level subject matter. Learn for the sake of learning through active discussion, field-based inquiry, and transformative real-world experiences.
Selected from all fifty states and many countries around the world, Putney Pre-College students share a commitment to personal and intellectual growth. Make new friends, explore, challenge yourself, and discover your niche in a supportive community of peers. Students and staff share responsibility for shaping the unique communities that make our programs special. Pre-College staff live on campus with their students and participate in all aspects of program life, including working together with students to organize events that are fun and rewarding for athletes, artists, musicians, video buffs, dancers, and writers alike.