PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06258
Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for 368 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates.
Brought to life by an exceptional faculty, Pomfret offers a rich and rewarding experience for students from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Through a rigorous and engaging education, a commitment to service beyond self, and numerous opportunities for personal growth in academic, artistic, athletic, and residential settings, students emerge as ethical and active citizens of the world.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 367 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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Class of 2017
5.00
Georgetown University
Pomfret is unique because of the focus on STEM topics in all aspects of learning. Pomfret has shifted its use of technology in the classrooms to reflect the importance of math and engineering into the. . .

Class of 2017
5.00
Harvard University
The sense of community is something that is discussed a lot at Pomfret, but for a good reason. I toured a multitude of schools across both Canada and the United States and nothing compared to. . .

Class of 2016
5.00
UC Berkeley
We have a special program--called project Pomfret, in which students focus all their time in the two and a half weeks between thanksgiving and Christmas breaks on a project, i.e. geocaching, teaching children, learning about. . .
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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Pomfret School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1894
1907
Campus Size
500 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
367 students
300 students
% Students of Color
14%
25%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Appropriate dress required. Formal Dress for special occasions.)
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
21
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
85%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$48 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$61,000
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,250
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$30,570
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Director of Admissions
Amy Graham

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
21
17
Courses
Advanced Athropology, Advanced Biology, Advanced Calculus I, Advanced Calculus II, Advanced Calculus III, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Comparative Government & Politics, Advanced Computer Science, Advanced English III, Advanced English IV, Advanced Environmental Science, Advanced French Language & Culture, Advanced Independent Sculpture & Ceramics, Advanced Latin Literature, Advanced Music Theory, Advanced Physics, Advanced Psychology, Advanced Spanish Language & Culture, Advanced Statistics, Advanced Studio Art: 3D Design Portfolio, Advanced Studio Art: Painting & Drawing, Advanced Studio Art: Photography, Advanced US History, Advanced World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
15
23
Extracurriculars
Diners Club, Fitness Club, Subterraneans, The Pontefract, Women's Action Coalition

Club or Organization:
Cum Laude, Fellowship Christian Club, International Club, Key Society, Math Club, Radio Station, School Council, Ski Club, Voice

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outing Program

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 2016
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Connecticut College
17
St. Lawrence University
13
Northeastern University
12
Trinity College
12
College of Charleston
11
Gettysburg College
11
Wesleyan University
11
Dickinson College
10
New York University
9
University of Richmond
9

School Notes

  • For 120 years, this school on a hilltop in northeastern Connecticut has been providing young people with opportunities to learn, grow, and pursue and discover their own interests and talents. Since its founding in 1894, Pomfret has focused on innovation and progressive thinking about what a great education should be, and this forward-thinking spirit lives on today. Our classrooms are vibrant and engaging, our dorms are comfortable and foster responsibility and deep personal relationships, and our advisory system encourages intergenerational connections that truly distinguish us from many other great schools. At Pomfret, students feel safe to be themselves. Seniors and freshmen, boys and girls, faculty and staff, and students all share the same values of inclusivity, compassion, and understanding. Pomfret students and faculty and staff are challenged, inspired, engaged, and supported, and they are expected to do the same for everyone else who makes Pomfret their home. Pomfret is looking forward to what promises to be a very bright future, a future that beyond these walls will bring uncertainty and newfound complexity. We acknowledge and embrace the idea that education must evolve to meet the changes that are coming to a new knowledge economy, and so we are pleased to introduce a newly adopted Strategic Plan. The fundamental goals of the plan are to better prepare students for the world that lies in store for them after their time with us and to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the School. We believe that our current program is excellent. However, the far-reaching yet focused vision of the plan suggests that we will prepare students as best as possible with the knowledge, skills, and character they need to flourish in the 21st century.
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    Quick Stats (2022)

    • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
    • Students: 367 students
    • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,000
    • Average class size: 12 students
    • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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