Pomfret School - Review #1

Pomfret School
5

About the Author:

College Enrolled UC Berkeley
Home Town, State (Country) Oxford, MD
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School Field Hockey(Captain), Lacrosse (Captain), Ice Hockey(JV Captain), School Newspaper (Editor-in-Cheif)

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 AMClass starts
3:00 PMClasses End
Weekend
9:00 AMQUEST
11:00 AMLeave for away game, or have team lunch
2:00 PMsports game

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • Pomfret School Alumni #1
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   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. . .
  • Pomfret School Alumni #2
    Class of 2010
    5 Stars   7/19/2011
    Middlebury
    The sense of community is unique to Pomfret, although I hear many other prep school kids talking about it, I think Pomfret has a unique sense of what it means to attend the school. I. . .
  • Pomfret School Alumni #3
    Class of 2009
    5 Stars   7/19/2011
    Skidmore College
    One aspect that makes Pomfret unique is the strong relationships that you build with the teachers and faculty members interacting with them in the classroom, at dinner, sports fields, or weekends. The teachers and. . .
  • Pomfret School Alumni #4
    Class of 2007
    5 Stars   2/24/2009
    American University
    Pomfret's unique location, in the quaint and quiet Northeast corner of Connecticut, allows for the school campus to have a strong and pronounced community feeling. The three-tiered emphasis of academics, athletics and the arts is. . .
  • Pomfret School Alumni #5
    Class of 2006
    5 Stars   2/24/2009
    United States Naval Academy
    What made attending Pomfret such a great experience for me was the sense of community. Being a student at Pomfret, you feel like you are part of a big family. Each day there is a. . .
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