Pomfret School

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
Tel: 860-963-6120
PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06258
  • Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 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.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Pomfret's Spring 2017 Magazine - 09/08/2017 - Pomfret's Spring Magazine offers the most recent news on and off campus. This issue highlights Caroline Waterlow Class of '91 as well as the excitement of new classroom innovations. Take a look to learn more about what is new at Pomfret!
  • Pomfret's Fall 2016 Magazine - 09/08/2017 - The Fall Magazine offers articles about Pomfret's academic programming, new faculty, and senior chapel talks are included. Check it out to learn more about what is new at Pomfret!

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/10/2016
    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. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   7/19/2011
    The sense of community is unique to Pomfret, although I hear many other prep school kids talking about it, I think Pomfret has a unique sense of what it means to attend the school. I. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   7/19/2011
    Skidmore College
    One aspect that makes Pomfret unique is the strong relationships that you build with the teachers and faculty members interacting with them in the classroom, at dinner, sports fields, or weekends. The teachers and. . .

  • Class of 2007
    5 Stars   2/24/2009
    American University
    Pomfret's unique location, in the quaint and quiet Northeast corner of Connecticut, allows for the school campus to have a strong and pronounced community feeling. The three-tiered emphasis of academics, athletics and the arts is. . .

  • Class of 2006
    5 Stars   2/24/2009
    United States Naval Academy
    What made attending Pomfret such a great experience for me was the sense of community. Being a student at Pomfret, you feel like you are part of a big family. Each day there is a. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Pomfret SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded18941910
Campus Size500 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment355 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesBi-WeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2317
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$40 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsAmy Graham

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2317
CoursesAdvanced 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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered2014
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1523
ExtracurricularsCum Laude, Diners Club, Diplomacy, International Club, Key Society, Math Club, Outing Program, Radio Station, School Council, Ski Club, Subterraneans, The Pontefract, Voice, Women's Action Coalition

Club or Organization:
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Connecticut College17
St. Lawrence University13
Northeastern University12
Trinity College12
College of Charleston11
Gettysburg College11
Wesleyan University11
Dickinson College10
New York University9
University of Richmond9

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.
    • LD types supported: Yes
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