The Greenwood School Photo #1 - 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.
The Greenwood School Photo #1 - 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.
The Greenwood School Photo #2 - 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.
The Greenwood School Photo #3 - 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.
The Greenwood School Photo #4 - 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.
The Greenwood School Photo #5 - 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.
The Greenwood School Photo #6 - 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. Founded in 1978 in rural Putney, VT, the Greenwood School`s small enrollment and non-institutional environment provide parents and students a clear alternative to larger, clinically-modeled schools, and to mainstream schools that have added hours of outside remedial tutoring and support programs to their standard curricula. Greenwood awakens talent in young people with complex learning profiles who have not yet found themselves in traditional school environments due to the following learning disabilities: *dyslexia specific language-based learning disabilities and/or learning differences (LD)
receptive language and/or expressive language deficits deficits in executive function attention deficit disorders such as ADD or ADHD disorders of written expression  dysgraphia speech and language needs

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based Learning Differences, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Executive Function deficits
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
4 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
( khakis, jeans or corduroys with collared shirt or turtleneck )

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Rate: $65900 International Rate: $89900
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
David Hodgson
Admissions Associate
Aria Carter



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Code, Internship, Metalwork, Outdoor, Woodworking

Arts and Music Programs:
Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Filming/Digital, Music, Pottery, Voice

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, Canoeing, Cross, Disc, Downhill, Hockey, Mountain, Rock, Skateboarding, Skatepark, Snowboarding

School Notes

  • In order to maximize every student's potential, all classes are integrated so that students learn and apply literacy and organizational skills across the academic program.
  • Greenwood students develop strengths and awaken hidden talents in well-developed enrichment programs such as 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 students to internalize organizational skills and strategies in all areas of their lives.
  • Our support services include Speech and Language Therapy, Math Tutorials, Social Emotional Learning, Occupational Therapy and Cognitive Training
  • Interscholastic sports and non-competitive 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 V. 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.

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