Pomfret School

Pomfret
, CT
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
350
Students
85%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
15
Sports
1894
Year Founded

Description

Since its founding in 1894, Pomfret has focused on innovation and progressive thinking about what a great education should be. “If the next generation is to flourish in a changing world,” says Head of School Tim Richards, “we must prepare them wisely, differently, and well.” At Pomfret, we acknowledge and embrace the idea that education must evolve to meet the needs of a new age, and we are dedicated to preparing Generation Z with the knowledge, skills, and character they will need to thrive in the 21st century.

Yet, while change beckons, we remain grounded in tradition. A growing body of research confirms that our small student population, our commitment to knowing every student well, and our careful cultivation of an inclusive and intellectually curious community are the hallmarks of a transformational boarding school experience. Together, these twin forces of tradition and innovation are the cornerstones of The Pomfret Purpose.

Unique Characteristics

QUEST: An important complement to classroom learning, this signature program equips our students with the skills, values, perspectives, and habits of mind they need to survive and thrive in a world that is always changing. Facilities: Olmstead Observatory is our fully functional telescope with photographic lense, perfect for capturing our 380 million stars and the Helios Project is our passive solar aquaponics greenhouse built by students. This space is part garden, part aquarium, part science lab, and part zen retreat.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Trinity College – 12
  • Northeastern University – 12
  • Boston University – 8
  • University of Vermont – 8
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges – 8

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

No SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
SSAT SAO

Student Body

350
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

China, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Vietnam, Japan, Brazil, Equador, Bahamas, Hong Kong, Thailand, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Kazakstan, Panama, Bulgaria.

Location

Address398 Pomfret Street, PO Box 128, Pomfret, CT 06258-0128
Nearby Airports

T.F. Green Airport

Logan International Airport (BOS)

Bradley International Airport

Campus Size500 Acres

Contact Information

Susan Mantilla-Goin
Admissions Director
Tim Richards
Head of School
860-963-6120
Phone