Rectory School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06258
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Rectory School Photo #1 - Rectory students participate in hands-on learning that moves beyond finding the answer and digs deeper. Rectory students don't just know, they do.
Rectory School Photo #2 - Rectory has 11 dormitories with 150 beds on campus across 138 acres of bucolic landscape in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. Try Karaoke, movie, and mall trips or dorm activities with your roommates and dorm parents. You will build relationships that last a lifetime.
Rectory School Photo #3 - Individualized attention to a young person`s academic, physical, social, and moral development has been a keystone of Rectory School since its founding 100 years ago. In our Learning Services program, students work 1 on 1 with our Learning Specialists to help them with his/her individual needs.
Rectory School Photo #4 - The Placement Department knows the students individually and diligently guides them through the secondary school process. The result is acceptance for each student into the school that's the best match.
Rectory School Photo #5 - Our March Experiential Learning Program (MELP) is a signature week of exploration outside the classroom. Among the 20 possibilities are trips to the Rio Grande, New Orleans, Washington DC, or making African drums, glass mosaics, and rowboats. Rectory students have many opportunities to learn.
Rectory School Photo #6 - Rectory offers 21 sports to choose from including equestrian, soccer, volleyball, basketball, squash, fencing, swimming, wrestling, softball, and lacrosse.
Rectory School Photo #7 - Express yourself in the Arts at Rectory from the Collins Art Barn to the P.Y. & Kinmay Tang Performing Arts Center. Explore printmaking, pottery, photography in the darkroom, or put on a show in the Spring Musical, Jazz Band or RECappella.
  • 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 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!.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    Mount Holyoke College
    Rectory has far more resources than a typical middle school and has a very significant international student population that allows you to meet students from all over the world.. . .

  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars  
    Cornell University
    The Rectory School is focused on building a child's character, confidence, scholarship, and social/emotional development.. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Rectory School
School FocusJunior Boarding School
Grades (Boarding)Grades 5-9
Grades (Day)Grades Pre-K-9
School TypeCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)Yes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded1920
Campus Size138 acres

Student Body

Enrollment250 students
% Students of Color
8%
% International Students
33%
% Students Boarding
56%

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size10 students
Teacher : Student Ratio1:4
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
29%
Summer Program OfferedYes

Finances

Endowment Size$12.7 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$25,400
Tuition international students$56,200
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYes
Director of AdmissionsLesley Gibbs

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered19 Interscholastic Sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations24 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Bookworms, Chess Club, Debate Club, Jewelry Making, Newspaper, REC Story (Poems, Short Stories, Art Work, etc.), Robotics, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Young Investors Club

Arts and Music Programs:
9th Grade Ensemble, A Capella, Armed Drill Team, Camera Club, Chorus, Development of Instrumental Music Techniques, Fine Arts Club, Flag Corps, General Music: A History of Jazz Music in America, General Music: A History of Rock Music in America, Jazz Club, Orchestra, Photography, Spring Musical

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Students enjoy increasing their skills and revealing new talents in state-of-the-art facilities. The Tang Center for Performing Arts is an exceptional venue for concerts, assemblies, lessons, and special programs. The Collins Art Barn allows students to create in bright studios and develop photography in the darkroom.
  • Every Rectory student is involved in sports and participates on a team. The program emphasizes healthy competition on levels that provide a challenge for the skilled athlete and encouragement for the beginner.
  • The Rectory School community lives its creed: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Compassion.
  • The Rectory School`s four-week summer session, Summer@Rectory, is an innovative, individually designed program that balances academics, sports, art, music, drama, and recreation. Offering a variety of options for enrichment or remediation, Summer@Rectory has enrollment for coeducational day and boarding students who are entering grades five through nine.
  • The morning academic program provides choices for students to explore an interest, challenge their skills, refresh academic knowledge, improve study skills, and increase English language proficiency. Students enroll in four courses for the four-week session. One of these courses may be the one-to-one Individualized Instruction Program (IIP).
  • The afternoon sessions include FOCUS where the students learn beyond the classroom environment. Music camps promote the performing arts with instrumental ensembles, jazz, stringed instruments, and private lessons. Drama workshops allow students to explore theatrical skills, while recreational activities such as tennis, fishing, canoeing, softball, and soccer create personal enjoyment and team play. Students may elect a different option for each week.
  • The weekend schedule of field trips and off-campus activities gives Summer@Rectory students more experiences to remember. Area beaches, an overnight trip to Boston, New England excursions, Six Flags, and a professional baseball game all add to the excitement. Summer@Rectory is held for four weeks during the month of July. Call The Rectory School for more information.
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia/Language-based/Mild Learning Differences
  • Rectory 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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