Rumsey Hall School

201 Romford Rd.
Washington, CT 06794
Rumsey Hall School is a junior boarding school for grades kindergarten through nine.
We are committed to a whole-child approach to education and believe that teaching academics and teaching an attitude of mind are of equal importance.
Located in Washington, CT, we emphasize effort as a criterion for success and are dedicated to helping each child develop toward his or her maximum stature as an educated person, a successful member of a family, and a contributing member of a community.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Rumsey Hall SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)5-99-12
Grades Offered (Day)K-99-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19001907
Campus Size231 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment309 students306 students
% Students of Color
5%
25%
% International Students
23%
20%
% Students Boarding
54%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio5:17:1
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
51%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$31 million$23 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$68,000$58,935
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,775$32,900
% Students on Financial Aid
18%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$18,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
47%
57%
Director of AdmissionsBen Tuff
Associate Director of AdmissionsJennifer Kolpak

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • Rumsey Hall is for the curious and the bold—the forward-movers—who seek honesty, kindness, and respect in all they do. Children in our co-educational junior boarding and day school for grades K-9 are valued and celebrated for their unique gifts, learning styles, and innate character. Founded in 1900, we honor tradition; subsequently, we challenge ourselves and our students to grow without limit from the foundation of our deeply-rooted history. Our students serve each other and their community, find the courage to be themselves, and enjoy the intangible benefits of long lasting friendship and connection.With effort as our main criterion for success, teachers and leaders see every child as a ‘whole person’: a mind to fuel with proven and innovative academic instruction; a body to train with outdoor recreation and seasoned, competitive athletic program; a creative spirit to nurture through music, the arts, and innovation challenges and, a unique personality entitled to feelings, likes and dislikes who can both understand others and be understood. Our students—from the wonder-filled “Kindie” exploring Shepaug’s teeming on-campus riverbed to the “VIIth Former” (9th grader) confidently addressing the student body on the topic of DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice)—are given the space to expand, fail, rebound, and THRIVE. The Rumsey community provides students with a broad base of support, giving students the assurance that they need to embrace new challenges. Bolstered by a dedicated network of teachers and family supporting them, Rumsey graduates go on to the secondary school realm equipped for success. From there, they go on to better the world!Located in Washington, in the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, our vibrant campus bustles with the energy of 309 students learning and living in 32 gleaming-white buildings on 231 acres along the scenic Bantam River. The artists-within find a place to beam creativity out in our fine arts and performing arts centers. Children from all over the globe find a sense of home—of family—in our nine dormitories. Athletes of all levels discover the benefits of perseverance and ambition in our seven athletic fields, two gymnasiums, hockey rink, indoor crew tanks/facility, and three indoor and three outdoor tennis courts.We can’t wait to meet you in person on our gem-of-a-campus in the hills. We’re excited to talk to you further about the many ways your child can be their best self—moving forward—at Rumsey Hall!
  • LD types supported: Mild Dyslexia, Executive Functioning Issues, Dysgraphia, Processing Issues
  • Rumsey Hall School accreditations: CAIS, TABS, NAIS
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