Pomfret School

PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06258
Founded in 1894, Pomfret is a small independent boarding and day school serving grades 9 through 12 plus postgrads.
Set on a stunning 500-acre hilltop in Northeastern Connecticut, our students hail from 25 states and 21 countries.
Our mission is to empower students to pursue lives of meaning and purpose, and our vision is to inspire the next generation of change makers and problem solvers.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $46,600
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pomfret School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Pomfret School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1894
1906
Campus Size
500 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
350 students
320 students
% Students of Color
20%
25%
% International Students
21%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Bi-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
33
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
85%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$72 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$72,200
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$46,600
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$30,500
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Director of Admissions
Susan Mantilla-Goin

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
33
17
Courses
Advanced Athropology, Advanced Biology, Advanced Calculus I, Advanced Calculus II, Advanced Calculus III, Advanced Calculus IV, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Comparative Government & Politics, Advanced Dance Repertory, Advanced English III, Advanced English IV, Advanced Environmental Science, Advanced Francophone Language & Culture, Advanced French Language & Culture, Advanced History | African American Studies, Advanced History | American Studies: Criminal Justice, Advanced Latin, Advanced Latin Literature, Advanced Music Theory, Advanced Physics, Advanced Pre-calculus, Advanced Psychology, Advanced Spanish Language & Culture, Advanced Statistics, Advanced Studio Art: 3D Design Portfolio, Advanced Studio Art: Ceramics, Advanced Studio Art: Painting & Drawing, Advanced Studio Art: Photography, Advanced Topics in American Studies, Advanced Topics in Global Studies, Advanced Topics in Math, Advanced US History, Advanced World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
13
24
Extracurriculars
The Pontefract, Women's Action Coalition

Club or Organization:
Cum Laude, Fitness Club, International Club, Key Society, Math Club, Radio Station, Robotics Club, 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

  • Founded in 1894, Pomfret is a small independent boarding and day school serving grades 9-12 plus postgrads. Set on a stunning 500-acre hilltop in Northeastern Connecticut, our students hail from 25 states and 21 countries. Our mission is to empower students to pursue lives of meaning and purpose, and our vision is to inspire the next generation of change makers and problem solvers. Brought to life by an exceptional faculty, we are both bold and practical in our approach - intensely focused on the interests and needs of our students and pragmatic in our efforts to prepare them for the joys and rigors of college, work, and life. In doing so, we are deeply committed to fostering an atmosphere of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for all of our students, faculty, and staff.  
  • Pomfret School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASAC)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pomfret School cost?
Pomfret School's tuition is approximately $72,200 for boarding students and $46,600 for day students.
What schools are Pomfret School often compared to?
Pomfret Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Westminster School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Loomis Chaffee by visitors of our site.
What sports does Pomfret School offer?
Pomfret School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is Pomfret School's ranking?
Pomfret School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High # of AP/advanced courses offered.
When is the application deadline for Pomfret School?
The application deadline for Pomfret School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Description

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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $46,600
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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