201 Romford Rd.
Washington, CT 06794
Tel: (860) 868-0535 Ext. 104
Rumsey Hall School is a junior day school for grades kindergarten through nine. Boarding program begins in the 5th grade.
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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 5-9
  • Students: 316 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,870
  • Acceptance rate: 47%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 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

316 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.)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

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


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 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
Profile last updated: 03/04/2022
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 5-9
  • Students: 316 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,870
  • Acceptance rate: 47%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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