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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2013 School Data
The Rectory School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus Junior Boarding School College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 5-9 7-12
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%

Academics 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


Endowment Size $8 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,350 $47,335
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,650 $26,110
Tuition international students $52,000 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 37% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 0% 57%
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 14
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:

  • 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
    0 mi | 357 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WoodstockHyde School - Woodstock, CT
    PO Box 237
    3.4 mi | 175 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WoodstockWoodstock Academy
    57 Academy Road
    8609286575 ext. 165
    3.8 mi | 1025 students | Gr. 9-12
  • ThompsonMarianapolis Preparatory School
    26 Chase Road
    860 923 9245
    6.5 mi | 391 students | Gr. 9-12
  • BalticAcademy of the Holy Family
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    20.4 mi | 50 students | Gr. 9-12
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