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 
2013 School Data
The Rectory School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus Junior Boarding School College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 5-9 8-12
Grades Offered (Day) K-9 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1920 1907
Campus Size 138 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 256 students 300 students
% Students of Color 8% 18%
% International Students 33% 20%
% Students Boarding 56% 67%

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 29% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $8 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,350 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,650 $26,300
Tuition international students $52,000 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 37% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate n/a 57%
Director of Admissions John Seaward  
Associate Director of Admissions Lesley Gibbs  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 13
SportsBaseball, 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:

  • 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)

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Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Pomfret School (0.0 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PomfretPomfret School
    PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT06258
    860-963-6124
    0 mi | 357 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WoodstockHyde School - Woodstock, CT
    PO Box 237
    WoodstockCT06281
    860-963-4721
    3.4 mi | 175 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WoodstockWoodstock Academy
    57 Academy Road
    WoodstockCT06281
    8609286575 ext. 165
    3.8 mi | 1025 students | Gr. 9-12
  • ThompsonMarianapolis Preparatory School
    (Catholic)
    26 Chase Road
    ThompsonCT06277
    860 923 9245
    6.5 mi | 391 students | Gr. 9-12
  • BalticAcademy of the Holy Family
    All-girls  (Catholic)
    54 W. Main St. Box 691
    BalticCT06330
    860-822-6279
    20.4 mi | 50 students | Gr. 9-12
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