The Rectory School

P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street,
Pomfret, CT 06258
Tel: 860-928-1328
Gr: (Boarding) 5-9 | 256 students
At The Rectory School, students thrive through individualized attention and instruction.
Our program is a successful combination of traditional academics, athletics, performing and studio arts, presented in innovative ways by a caring faculty.
The signature Individualized Instruction Program (IIP) offers unique one-to-one or small-group teaching for a variety of learning styles and aptitudes.
Moreover, our focus on developing individual talents permeates every aspect of life on our picturesque, 138 acre campus.
The Rectory experience encourages the spark in its students that ignites their desire to excel.
Our students love it here!

Upcoming Events and News

  • Louisa Park Wins The 9 Hole Division At The Girls’ NEPSAC High School Championship! - 05/29/2014 - Louisa Park, a 9th grade student from South Korea, who currently resides in Pomfret, Connecti ...more
  • Jake Schneider Wins The Rectory School’s National Geographic Bee! - 05/29/2014 - Jake Schneider, an 8th grade student from New York, NY, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee held at The Rectory School on January 10. Jacob Murphy, an 8th grade student from Woodstock, CT, was the second place winner and Kevin Li, a ...more

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Rectory School
School Focus Junior Boarding School
Grades (Boarding) Grades 5-9
Grades (Day) Grades K-9
School Type Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational
Year Founded 1920
Campus Size 138 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 256 students
% Students of Color 8%
% International Students 33%
% Students Boarding 56%

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
Average Class Size 10 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4
ESL Courses Offered Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 29%
Summer Program Offered Yes


Endowment Size $8 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students $52,000
% Students on Financial Aid 37%
Merit Scholarships Offered No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Accepts Standardized Application Yes
SSAT Score No
Director of Admissions John Seaward
Associate Director of Admissions Lesley Gibbs

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 Interscholastic Sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • LD types supported: Dyslexia/Language-based/Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Junior Boarding School Association (JBSA) Small Boarding School Association (SBSA)

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The nearest school is The Loomis Chaffee School (35.3 miles away)
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  • WindsorThe Loomis Chaffee School
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    35.3 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
  • DeerfieldDeerfield Academy
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    55.1 mi | 630 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Mount HermonNorthfield Mount Hermon
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