Pomfret School

5.00 5 1 (8 reviews)
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.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Pomfret's Winter 2018 Magazine - 01/01/2018 - The Winter 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!

Alumni Reviews
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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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 Stars  
    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 Stars  
    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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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Pomfret SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded18941910
Campus Size500 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment367 students310 students
% Students of Color
14%
21%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
67%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesBi-WeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Appropriate dress required. Formal Dress for special occasions.)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2117
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
85%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$48 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$61,000$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$40,000$30,550
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$30,570$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsAmy Graham

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2117
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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1915
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1524
ExtracurricularsDiners Club, Diplomacy, Subterraneans, The Pontefract, Women's Action Coalition

Club or Organization:
Cum Laude, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), International Club, Key Society, Math Club, Radio Station, School Council, Ski Club, Voice

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outing Program

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
Link to Matriculation Data

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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