Welcome to The Greenwood School, and enjoy immersing yourself in our website as you learn about the qualities and characteristics that define our community. Greenwood is an intentionally small, all-boys day and boarding school located in the rural community of Putney, Vermont. Since 1978, Greenwood has welcomed students to our campus, all of whom have some aspect of a learning style difference and are seeking a community that embraces their uniqueness and celebrates their individuality.
Once you have explored our website, it will be time for you to come to visit our campus. During your visit, you will meet faculty and staff who believe deeply in our mission and find joy in creating a supportive and kind community. You will meet students who are excited to learn, are willing to try new adventures, and are undaunted by challenges. Our students are learners, artists, outdoor adventurers, woodshop masters, organic gardeners, and STEAM aficionados. They nurture their passions as student leaders, project organizers, drone pilots, culinary masters, and entrepreneurs. They also become lifelong friends, mentors for our younger students and faculty children, and representatives in the greater Vermont community.
When students join the Greenwood School, they become members of a small family and grow to appreciate the unique qualities of the individuals they live and learn among. We understand how important it is to find and choose a school that empowers talented and creative young people to reach their goals. We believe that Greenwood is that place and invite you to spend a day with all of us.
Greenwood is a school where your son will not only succeed but will thrive.
Anne E. Swayze Head of School
The Greenwood School is a small college preparatory boarding and day school in Vermont for students with language based learning differences in grades 6-12. Students join us from across the United States and around the globe, from as far away as Singapore to Spain.
Day students are welcome to join us for breakfast or stay late for dinner and study hall. Day students are also invited to participate in after class programming and to spend weekends on campus with their friends.
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.
Parenting is important for all youth, and especially our younger students. We do our best to make Greenwood a home away from home for everyone, nurturing a true partnership in the school family. Many of us live with the students and are all on a first name basis, setting the tone for a more relaxed and authentic communication within our community.
When you come on campus you'll see students visiting with faculty and administrators, playing with dogs and enjoying the outdoors on bikes, skateboards, kayaks, skis and snowboards. Our gym, hiking & biking trails, climbing walls, STEAM lab, woodshop, and music and art studios, are humming with activity.
Greenwood awakens talent in young students who have not yet found success in traditional schools due to the following:
specific language-based learning differences such as dyslexia
executive function challenges
ADD or ADHD
written expression weaknesses
math difficulties such as dyscalculia
Our program is highly structured in order to help students with learning differences develop the self-discipline necessary for independent study. At the same time, the school’s overall atmosphere is familial, understanding, and supportive.