The Rectory School

P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06258
Tel: 860-928-1328
Gr: (Boarding) 5-9 | 250 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 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!

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
The Rectory School
School Focus Junior Boarding School
Grades (Boarding) Grades 5-9
Grades (Day) Grades Pre-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 250 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 $12 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students $56,200
% Students on Financial Aid 37%
Merit Scholarships Offered No


Application Deadline None / 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 17 Interscholastic Sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 24 Extracurriculars
Extracurriculars 9th Grade Ensemble, A Cappella, Bookworms, Chess, Chorus, Debate, Development of Instrumental Music Techniques, Fine Arts, General Music: A History of Jazz Music in America, General Music: A History of Rock Music in America, Guitar, Introduction to Art, Introduction to Instrumental Music, Jazz Band, Jewelry Making, Newspaper, Orchestra, Photography, REC Story (Poems, Short Stories, Art Work, etc.), Robotics, Spring Musical, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Young Investors Club

College Matriculation

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

School Notes:

  • Students enjoy increasing their skills and revealing new talents in state-of-the-art facilities. The Tang Center for Performing Arts is an exceptional venue for concerts, assemblies, lessons, and special programs. The Collins Art Barn allows students to create in bright studios and develop photography in the darkroom.
  • Every Rectory student is involved in sports and participates on a team. The program emphasizes healthy competition on levels that provide a challenge for the skilled athlete and encouragement for the beginner.
  • The Rectory School community lives its creed: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Compassion.
  • The Rectory School’s four-week summer session, Summer@Rectory, is an innovative, individually designed program that balances academics, sports, art, music, drama, and recreation. Offering a variety of options for enrichment or remediation, Summer@Rectory has enrollment for coeducational day and boarding students who are entering grades five through nine.
  • The morning academic program provides choices for students to explore an interest, challenge their skills, refresh academic knowledge, improve study skills, and increase English language proficiency. Students enroll in four courses for the four-week session. One of these courses may be the one-to-one Individualized Instruction Program (IIP).
  • The afternoon sessions include FOCUS where the students learn beyond the classroom environment. Music camps promote the performing arts with instrumental ensembles, jazz, stringed instruments, and private lessons. Drama workshops allow students to explore theatrical skills, while recreational activities such as tennis, fishing, canoeing, softball, and soccer create personal enjoyment and team play. Students may elect a different option for each week.
  • The weekend schedule of field trips and off-campus activities gives Summer@Rectory students more experiences to remember. Area beaches, an overnight trip to Boston, New England excursions, Six Flags, and a professional baseball game all add to the excitement.
  • Summer@Rectory is held for four weeks from the last week in June. Call The Rectory School for more information.
  • 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)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Pomfret School (0.4 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 0.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 360 studentsPO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
  • 5.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 140 studentsPO Box 237
    WoodstockCT 06281
  • 6.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 400 students26 Chase Road
    ThompsonCT 06277
    860 923 9245
  • Academy of the Holy Family
    All-girls  (Catholic)
    20 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 50 students54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
  • 26.4 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 645 students81 Providence Street
    WorcesterMA 01604
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