EducationThe Greenwood School

The Greenwood 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
  • dysgraphia
  • math difficulties such as dyscalculia
Dave Hodgson, Director of Admissions Call: 802-387-4545

We’re ready to welcome you!

Welcome to Greenwood School. Our admissions team is ready and eager to help families learn all about The Greenwood School. Give us a call at (802) 387-4545 ext. 3817 – we can’t wait to meet you!

Our admissions process includes:

  • Initial Phone Call with Parents and Admissions Director
  • Educational Testing Review
  • 24-Hour Testing Turnaround
  • Second phone call with Parents and Admissions Director (Reference Review, Application)
  • Student Interview (Admissions Director, Head of School)
  • Family Tour with Teachers (following Covid-19 CDC and State of Vermont regulations)
  • Parent Referrals
  • School Admissions Decision

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.


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