201 Romford Rd.
Washington, CT 06794
Tel: (860) 868-0535 Ext. 104
Rumsey Hall is an independent junior boarding (5-9) and day school (Pre-K-9) in Washington, CT.
At Rumsey Hall, children discover the joy of learning and what it means to be a contributing member of a community.
We teach attitudes of mind and heart that will guide our graduates throughout their lives.
In a close-knit community where every child is known and recognized for their unique talents and contributions, our students are nurtured as they grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Rumsey`s emphasis on rewarding effort teaches the value of hard work and enables every student to be their best.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 5-9
  • Enrollment: 328 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,870
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Rumsey Hall School ranks among the top 10 schools with 200-400 students (out of 110 schools) for:

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Rumsey Hall School
Grades Offered (Boarding)
Grades Offered (Day)
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
231 acres

Student Body

328 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Monday is formal school dress
Average Class Size
12 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$31 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(International student fee is additional $7,500USD.)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Tuition is lower for Pre-K through grade 2)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Jennifer Kolpak
Aline Rossiter


College Matriculation

10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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 Pre-K through 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 Depot, in the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, our vibrant campus bustles with the energy of 328 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!
  • Rumsey Hall School accreditations: CAIS, TABS, NAIS
Source: Verified school update
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 5-9
  • Enrollment: 328 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,870
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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