History of psa

The school first founded on our site was in 1928, by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit. Over the course of time it morphed into a Catholic High School in the 1950’s and then in 2002 it was taken over and converted into an international boys boarding school, for the purpose of improving intercultural dialogue and the opportunity of accessing the best universities within America and worldwide. Students came from a variety of countries worldwide and from a large number of states within America.

The school changed hands over the summer of 2015, in order to provide an injection of capital investment. A number of renovation projects are ongoing, along with the business of providing high quality prep school education for a small group of students. Hand in hand with the renovation of residential, classroom and sporting facilities, the school will be expanding its pool of students from a wider group. The mission and core values remain the constant theme of the school. 

As educators, we value Personal Development – we are dedicated to the personal development of our students. From the dorm to academic life, we strive to honor the uniqueness of each individual and embrace diverse backgrounds. We prepare students for lives in a multicultural society by developing a strong, inclusive community during their day, after school and on the weekends. Service – we promote the active engagement of our students in the local and global community so that they become contributing members of society. Academics – we provide our students with a challenging, well-rounded education that includes the arts, humanities, mathematics, the sciences and technology that will prepare them for college.

mission statement

Putnam Science Academy strives to develop young adults, locally and from around the world, who are committed to academic excellence and are engaged citizens. Our goal is to provide a challenging educational program to prepare all students for acceptance into the top universities in the United States and across the world.

Employee Directory

Dr. Tie Q. Ding


Donald Cushing

Interim Head of School

Tom Espinosa

Assoc. Head of School
Athletic Director
MBB Prep - Head Coach

Cindy Belanger

Administrative Assistant

Julia Fang


David Fan

Director of Finance

Heather Stewart


Vaso Brodeur


Leah Li

Chinese Marketing/Recruiting

Music Director

Kevin Donovan

Dean of Students MBB - Asst. Coach


Jo Fuller

Dean of Academics

Lauren Veatch

Guidance Counselor

Justin Kinney

Residential Advisor
Asst. Coach - Baseball

Josh scraba

MBB - Assoc. Head Coach

nick schmidt

NCAA compliance Officer
MBB Prep - Asst. Coach

tom lyond

Dir. of Basketball Operations


Greg canzater

WBB - Head Coach
Residential Advisor

Alex noel

Director of Dance

ryan Dunnigan

Math & Business
Head Men's Soccer Coach

Mook Zimmerman

Head Coach - Football
Residential Advisor


Ashley Steele


Dot burnworth



sarah stoll


mark duethorn


gabriela megas


frank taylor

Asst. Coach - Men's Soccer

candy hernandez


steve nalbandian

Social Studies
Sports Information Director

aaron jones

Computer Science
Esports Coach

jinning dong


nichole phelps

English - Language Arts

Bob Hetu

Director of Alumni Relations
Head Coach - Baseball

Lynn nenada

Residential Advisor

Addison Dana

Director of Maintenance

Dion sherman

residential advisor
Asst. Coach - baseball

Tootie zimmerman

Chief Development Officer President's Assistant


Michael Levesque

Dining Services

Heidi Dehenaut

Dining Services

Addison danna


kate bowen


pete franks


Putnam Science Academy seeks qualified candidates to teach, motivate, mentor and guide our students. You must have the heart, knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience on our campus. We employ creative, resourceful, confident, and open minded individuals. 

As a co-educational private boarding and day school we seek candidates who have a genuine appreciation of being a part of a diverse population who enjoy educating young adults.


Admissions Manager – Korean Market

Admissions Manager – Vietnam Market

Computer Science Teacher – Asst. Coach Esports

Science Teacher – Full Time

Full/Part Time School Nurse

Business Development Manager

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – Residential Advisor


Putnam Science Academy does not discriminate against any person who is a member of any class protected by the Constitution or the laws of either the United States of the State of Connecticut. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the President or Headmaster.