Pomfret School - Review #3

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Pomfret School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
2012-2016
Sports and Activities:
Field Hockey(Captain), Lacrosse (Captain), Ice Hockey(JV Captain), School Newspaper (Editor-in-Cheif)
College Enrolled:
UC Berkeley
Home Town, State:
Oxford, MD

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 hip hop or the history of food.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I really grew and changed as a person--learned about what it really means to be mature and to care and get involved. I loved the sports programs for the most part. I ended up valedictorian of my graduating class, and the support system i have and friendships i made have really gotten me through a lot.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I was very anxious my freshman year, I wish i branched out more and had less fear of the upperclassmen. My advice to new students--get involved and find what you are passionate about.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The amazing advising system and supporting faculty, and the ability to find my niche among great, caring friends.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Watch the sunset every day, and live with your friends.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I really liked the science department in particular; the teachers were extremely invested in my success. I enjoyed the wide range of classes offered despite it being a really small school. The rigor ranged, but i was able to take courses that challenged me.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the close knit teams and the faculty-coaching staff.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I never participated, but I enjoyed most performances. I really liked the open mic performances, and the Griff-Tones (a cappella group) were amazing.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed my extracurriculars, however the social stigma at the school around getting involved was binding. However, there were some students and faculty who helped make getting involved cool.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the freshman dorm set-up; across the street in "freshman circle." It allowed the freshman class to really adjust to dorm life. The bricks were also really amazing environments in which I lived with my best friends.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The food was ok, however there were limited options for me as a vegan. There was always fruit out, though, and I really appreciated that.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
There was barely anything surrounding campus except the vanilla bean and a few small places. However, the vanilla bean rocks.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked how social life often surrounded active events (sports, spike ball, frisbee), however there wasn't always much to do.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
8:30 AM
Class starts
3:00 PM
Classes End
Weekend
9:00 AM
QUEST
11:00 AM
Leave for away game, or have team lunch
2:00 PM
sports game
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Pomfret School Alumni #1
Class of 2017
5.00 11/3/2018
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. . .
Pomfret School Alumni #2
Class of 2017
5.00 4/18/2018
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. . .
Pomfret School Alumni #3
Class of 2016
5.00 12/10/2016
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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