The Greenwood School

14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346-0534
Tel: (802)387-4545
Grades: 6-12 | 50 students
The Greenwood School believes that when service and learning are strategically used as tools for self-growth, the results can profoundly shift how young people see themselves in the world. Greenwood boys have many opportunities throughout the year to volunteer their time and energy to local causes as well as have the opportunity to travel nationwide.
The Greenwood School believes that when service and learning are strategically used as tools for self-growth, the results can profoundly shift how young people see themselves in the world. Greenwood boys have many opportunities throughout the year to volunteer their time and energy to local causes as well as have the opportunity to travel nationwide.
To ensure a well rounded curriculum, Greenwood balances the academic efforts of our class day with a variety of seasonal sports activities, including: interscholastic soccer, baseball, basketball, and cross-country; lacrosse, mountain biking, skateboarding, in-line skating,disc-golf, golf, fencing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding. It is a requirement that students participate in some form of daily physical exercise and all students
Winter in Vermont brings ice and snow, which at Greenwood translates to pond hockey and snowboarding. Or, it might mean building a snow fort, sledding, having a snowball fight, snowboarding or skiing. Greenwood's hillside, trails, and pond provide many fun outdoor opportunities to keep our boys active during the winter months.
Greenwood's unique STEAM Program demonstrates the practical application of science, technology, engineering, architecture and mathematics.  Our unique STEAM program not only incorporates creative and experiential learning components, but also highlights and showcases the robotics work produced by our students at many events throughout the year.
Greenwood's intense language remediation is balanced with well-developed enrichment programs. Greenwood boys gain confidence as their reading, writing and organizational skills improve, allowing them to enjoy learning once again and to develop their strengths and discover new talents in music, art, woodworking and athletics. Creative classes are taught by professionals in their respective fields.
Greenwood students don't build their futures on remediated weaknesses, but they do build lives and careers on their strengths and talents. Therefore, Greenwood boys have many opportunities to discover, develop and showcase their creative abilities.  For instance, Greenwood offers metal works such as welding and blacksmithing, woodshop classes, and an advanced rock band.
During the afternoon and on weekends Greenwood boys relax and recharge from academic demands by participating in many outdoor activities including fishing and canoeing at the pond; swimming at a nearby swimming hole; hiking and mountain biking on campus trails; skateboarding and biking at our own skate park.
The Greenwood School is a a boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 12.
For over thirty years Greenwood has empowered bright and talented boys who face dyslexia, related language-based learning challenges, AD/HD, and executive function deficits with the skills necessary to bridge the gap between their outstanding promise and present abilities.
Greenwood offers a comprehensive, individualized remedial program balanced with an emphasis on enrichment programs designed to awaken students' hidden talents.
The result is a school that transforms lives by providing the best environment possible for students with specific learning challenges to realize their academic, social, and creative potentials.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Language-based Learning Differences, ADHD, and Executive Function deficits
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 50 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade The Greenwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 5 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants or jeans and a collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $72,685
Tuition Notes Day Rate: $55,615 International Rate: $76,185
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Aria Carter


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
LacrosseRock Climbing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Archery, Blacksmithing, Canoeing, Ceramics, Code, Cross, Disc, Downhill, Filming/Digital, Healthy, Hockey, Internship, Metalwork, Mountain, Music, Outdoor, Pottery, Rock, Skateboarding, Skatepark, Snowboarding, Voice, Woodworking Archery, Blacksmithing, Canoeing, Ceramics, Code, Cross, Disc, Downhill, Healthy, Hockey, Internship, Metalwork, Mountain, Music, Outdoor, Pottery, Rock, Skateboarding, Skatepark, Snowboarding, Voice, Woodworking, Filming/Digital,

School Notes:

  • In order to maximize every boy's potential, all students receive a language tutorial that is specific to his unique learning style and needs, all teachers are remedial language specialists, and all classes are integrated so that students learn and apply literacy and organizational skills across the academic program.
  • Greenwood boys develop strengths and awaken hidden talents in well-developed art, drama, music, woodworking and athletics programs.
  • Diagnostic-prescriptive teaching that is multisensory, structured, and sequential ensures effective, individualized programs for all students.
  • Highly structured academic and residential programs enable Greenwood boys to internalize organizational skills and strategies in all areas of their lives.
  • For boys who demonstrate a need, Greenwood offers Speech and Language Therapy, Math Tutorials, Social Pragmatics, and Occupational Therapy.
  • Interscholastic sports and noncompetitive sports are open to any student who wishes to participate.
  • Greenwood's 100-acre, forested campus on a Vermont hillside offers miles of trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing; a 3-acre pond for canoeing, fishing, and ice skating; and a skate/bike park equipped with a halfpipe and dirt jumps.
  • The Greenwood applicant should possess "average" cognitive skills as measured on the WISC IV. When looking at borderline test scores it is encouraging to see variability in subtest scores that suggest areas of strength.
  • Some Greenwood applicants may exhibit avoidance behaviors due to frustration and low self esteem resulting from their learning challenges. Once in Greenwood's safe and supportive community, however, our students feel they are finally understood, and they experience the academic success they deserve for their efforts. Greenwood does not accept students with primary social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.
  • The Greenwood School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is approved by the state of Vermont and the New England Association of Independent Schools.

Profile last updated: 04/13/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Compass School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kurn Hattin Homes (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Grammar School (5.5 miles away)
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  • Westminster
    Kurn Hattin Homes
    Alternative School
    Grades: 1-8 | 90 students
    0.6 miles
    Po Box 127
    Westminster, VT 05158
  • Westminster Station
    Grades: 7-12 | 80 students
    4.2 miles
    Po Box 177
    Westminster Station, VT 05159
  • Putney
    Grades: NS-8
    5.5 miles
    69 Hickory Ridge Road South
    Putney, VT 05346
  • Saxtons River
    Grades: NS-PK | 22 students
    5.6 miles
    Po Box 98
    Saxtons River, VT 05154
  • Saxtons River
    Grades: 9-12 | 246 students
    5.6 miles
    P.O. Box 500
    Saxtons River, VT 05154

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