admissions WELCOME

Heather Stewart

Assoc. Director of Admissions
Dean of Marketing

Vasiliki Brodeur

Associate Director of Admissions

Thank you for your interest in
Putnam Science Academy

We are a co-educational, college preparatory high school, serving grades 8 through 12 and post graduate. Putnam Science Academy is located in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut on a peaceful 30 acre campus overlooking the Quinebaug River in the Town of Putnam, Connecticut. 

The best way to learn more about Putnam Science Academy is to schedule a visit and take a tour of our campus. For international students or anyone that is not available to visit, we are happy to schedule a Zoom, Facetime or Skype interview as well.

Please take the time to navigate through our website to collect as much information as you can and learn about who we are as a school, what we have to offer our students and how we may be the right choice for you when looking towards your future.

Feel free to fill out our online application form  to contact us and we will be in touch with you to answer any questions you may have about becoming a Mustang. Our Admissions Department is looking forward to meeting you.


Admissions Department

contact admissions

860 - 928 - 5010 ext. 2125

Tuition and financial Aid


Putnam Science Academy has been committed to enrolling the most outstanding applicants, regardless of their ability to pay. Through our commitment to affordability, need-based financial assistance and flexible payment plans are available. This year, Putnam Science Academy approximately $4.1 million in need-based financial aid was awarded.

Tuition assistance is available to families that demonstrate a need for support by completing a financial aid application. When you submit your admission application, be sure to indicate that you will be applying for financial aid.

For additional information on our application process, tuition rates for boarding, day students, online student or our financial aid process, please contact our Admissions Department at


Boarding Students (Domestic & International) $62,622.00

Basic tuition for boarding students includes room and board as well as academic, athletic, and community programs.

If you are interested in our Day Student program, please contact our Admissions Department for more information.

Additional Fees:

**Additional Fees are not included in tuition and must be paid prior to students arrival on campus**

Art Program Fee: $5,000.00 (Art focused students only)

Music Program Fee: $10,000.00 (Music focused students only)


Domestic Students General Fees:

$950.00 (includes uniforms, IT equipment/support, chromebook and activity fee)


International Students General Fees:

$3,450.00 (includes: uniforms, IT equipment/support, chromebook, activity fee, and mandatory health insurance)

$1,000.00 – International Fee

English as a Second Language (ESL) – per semester $1,200.00 

financial aid

Tuition assistance is available to domestic families that demonstrate a need for support by completing a financial aid application.

When you fill out your application to Putnam Science Academy, please be sure to indicate that you will be applying for financial aid.

For INTERNATIONAL families looking for financial assistance, please contact our Admissions Department. 


To apply for financial aid (DOMESTIC students only), please complete the steps below:

* Step 1: Fill out a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) on the SSS financial aid website.

* Step 2: Upload complete federal income tax returns and W2’s  2019 and 2020 for BOTH parents’ of the student. 

Please note: Requests for financial aid typically exceed available funds, and awards are made to only a percentage of accepted students. You should be aware that every year there are applicants who are accepted to Putnam Science Academy who qualify for but do not receive financial aid.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Should you be in need of financial assistance, please contact the admissions department for more information.  

Financial aid at Putnam Science Academy is awarded based on demonstrated financial need. To determine financial need, Putnam Science Academy uses a nationally standardized system for financial aid offered by School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). SSS collects a family’s financial information and performs an initial analysis, providing an estimated need to Putnam Science Academy. The Financial Aid Committee at Putnam Science Academy uses this estimated need as a guideline in determining financial aid eligibility and awards. For a comprehensive guide to the financial aid process as outlined by SSS, click here.

If you receive financial aid in your child’s first year, you will continue to receive financial aid in subsequent years as long as you demonstrate a continued need for assistance. Circumstances may change, which is why we require that families submit a new financial aid application each year. 

If your child enrolls at Putnam Science Academy without financial aid, you may apply for financial aid in subsequent years. However, it is unlikely that you will receive financial aid. That being said, if you are able to demonstrate a significant change in circumstances, we will make every effort to provide assistance to our current families. It is Putnam Science Academy’s policy that each parent, regardless of custodial arrangements, must complete a financial aid application through SSS. 

Please click here to apply for financial aid. 

Tuition payment

Putnam Science Academy and Western Union GlobalPay for Students have partnered to provide a convenient way for you to make payments for your students tuition and other fees. This allows you to pay in your home currency, either online or by bank transfer, with competitive exchange rates and take the stress and uncertainty out of paying for your students fees.
You can make a payment from a wide selection of payment methods that are popular in your home country including: WeChat Pay, ALIPAY, UnionPay, ChinaPay and many more.

Benefits of Western Union GlobalPay for Students:

  • Pay tuition in your local currency.
  • Pay online from your mobile, tablet, desktop devices or by bank transfer.
  • Rest assured knowing your payments are received in full by Putnam Science Academy.
  • Track your payment every step of the way with status updates by text or email.
  • Enjoy our step-by-step walkthrough video for GlobalPay for students (payment portal) in your native language.

Health Insurance

ALL international students must enroll in our health insurance. Please click the link below for more information on our health insurance policy. 


We at PSA believe that every student who comes through our doors deserves a strong education and athletic experience.

At Putnam Science Academy education is not only an investment in your child’s future but also a significant financial commitment. The financial pool is, however, very competitive, and families applying for aid should begin the application process as soon as possible.

Due to the limited financial aid budget, PSA is not able to offer financial aid to every family who may qualify.

If you have specific questions regarding financial aid and the
application process, please contact the Admissions Department at

Every international student will need a valid government issued passport, SEVIS issued I-20 and student visa.

Our Admissions Department will be able to assist you with the I-20 process.

It is the family’s responsibility to secure a government issued passport and Student Visa.

Our Residential Life Office plans and executes a variety of activities for our students to choose to participate in outside the classroom. These include themed Bingo nights, Dances, Hiking, Yoga classes, Trivia Nights, Paint Nights and more.

During the school year, students also enjoy attending all the sporting events on campus. We are always open to suggestions if there is something your student would like to see on campus.

Please feel free to contact our Residential Life at

Typically we have a 6:1 ratio of students to teachers. This is a great way for students to be able to have more individual attention from their
teachers, helping the student reach their full potential in the classroom.

Domestic students residing within a certain radius are not required to live on campus. However, many of our students and families choose to do so since it is so convenient to be on campus for classes, extra curricular activities with their peers as well as athletic practice/game schedules.

Yes, it is MANDATORY that all students (international and domestic) provide health insurance for their student while living on campus. International Students are required to enroll in our Health Insurance for the duration that they are enrolled at Putnam Science Academy.

Please contact the Admissions Department for more information.

Each student is supplied with a Twin XL mattress and bed frame, desk and chair, and designated closet space and dresser.

Yes, laundry facilities are available in the men’s and women’s dorms at a cost to the family/student. Reloadable laundry cards are available
to purchase. Each load is $1.50.

PSA staffs a full time nurse who is able to administer many on-site needs. In addition, Day Kimball Hospital is a mere 1 minute drive from campus.

Yes – a laptop is required. Laptops can be rented through Putnam Science Academy at an additional cost.

PSA provides transportation to and from Boston’s Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.


Should your student be arriving at another airport besides Logan Airport, it is the family’s responsibility to arrange that transportation.