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At Putney Central School we respect our students and understand that each of them has individual wants and needs. We believe that learning can only be fostered from a feeling of mutual respect, guidance, and direction, and do our very best to maintain those values in everything we do. Our unique approach supplies our students with the proper support system that will help lead them down the path to success.

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Participation • Respect • Integrity • Dedication • Effort

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We recognize that only by learning how to respect ourselves and others can we come together as a cohesive, caring community.

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We know that only by fully engaging in the life and culture of your school can you avail yourself of everything a school has to offer.  At PCS everyone participates!


A Vibrant Learning Environment

SINCE 1957 Putney Central School has provided its students with a creative, energetic, and comfortable learning atmosphere. Our 175 acre campus, which includes not only our 46,000 square foot physical plant, playing fields, school and community gardens, mountain bike pump track and skills park, but an adjacent 162-acre School Forest as well, provides wonderful learning opportunities for all 175 of our students in grades PK-8.  At present, we have three teaching teams, one each for grades PK-2, 3-5, and 6/7/8.  


On December 26, 1753 Colonel Josiah Willard led a proprietors' petition for a Putney charter to be established in the Equivalent Lands. The charter was issued that day by Governor Benning Wentworth – issuer of the New Hampshire Grants under the authority of King George II of England. Significant settlement of Putney did not begin until after the French and Indian War ended in 1760.

The town arose in a large plain on the west side of the Connecticut River, above the mouth of Sacketts Brook. A falls on the brook provided water power for early mills, and it is around that point that the main village was formed. Because the town did not have abundant sources of water power, it was largely bypassed by the Industrial Revolution of the mid-19th century, and remained largely rural in character. The village's character is defined by the Federal and Greek Revival styles popular during its most significant period of growth, the late 18th to mid-19th century.  [Source:Wikipedia]


If there’s anything you’d like to know about our programs and curriculum, feel free to get in touch.

Visitors are always welcome.  Contact Emily Bristol in the office for an appointment.

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