Pomfret School

Pomfret, Connecticut, USA view map
Co-Ed, Christian/Non-Denominational

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Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates. Brought to life by an exceptional faculty, Pomfret offers a rich and rewarding experience for students from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.   
  
Through a rigorous and engaging education, a commitment to service beyond self, and numerous opportunities for personal growth in academic, artistic, athletic, and residential settings, students emerge as ethical and active citizens of the world.

398 Pomfret St., P.O. Box 128, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA 06258
860-963-6100

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Director of Admission: Carson Roy
Admissions Phone:860-963-6120Fax:860-963-2042
Email: admission@pomfretschool.org Website: www.pomfretschool.org


  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $60
  • International Application Fee: $125
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1894
  • Campus Size: 500 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC, CAIS/CA
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-post-grad
Day
Grades 9th-post-grad
Total
Girls     125 32 157
Boys     150 50 200
Total     275 82 357

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $52,175
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $33,000
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 40.00%
  • Average Awarded: $28,050
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 2.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $3,000
  • Current Endowment: $40,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0
 
 

Department Director: Kate Caspar

Average Class Size: 11

Full Time Teachers: 57

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 85.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6/1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 21

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • Peer Tutoring
English:
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
History:
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
Religion/Philosophy:
  • Ethics
  • Faith
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Behavior
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Physics
  • Sports Medicine
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Web Design
  • Digital Cinema, Flash, Audio Art, Gaming Animation
Music:
  • Choral Music
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Journalism
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • US Government & Politics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • Chinese Language and Literature
 
 

Department Director: Richard Dempsey

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 11

Average Students Per Dorm: 12

No. of Girls Dorms: 4

No. of Boys Dorms: 7

Dorm Amenities:
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
Wireless Internet 
 
 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

Summary: The Olmstead Student Union, which opened in 2004, is the hub of actvity on the Pomfret School campus. The student union houses The Tuck Shop, which is a student and faculty cafe offering a variety of food, beverages, and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere, the school store, radio station (WBVC 91.1 FM), student publications office, and student activities office. On weekends, there are a variety of options for the students on campus including trips to Boston MA and Providence RI, mall trips, movie trips, shuttles to the local Target and Walmart shopping areas, as well as shuttles to the local supermarkets. Special events are also held throughout the year, such as carnivals, bands, and dances.

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Football field
  • Squash Courts, Turf Fields

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Gardening
  • Horseback Riding
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Sexualities Club
  • Skateboarding Clubs
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Young Republicans
 
 

Arts Department Director: Chip Lamb

Athletics Department Director: Bruce Paro

Notable Achievements: Class B NEPSAC Girls' Basketball Champions 2010

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Equestrian
  • Free Style Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Table Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
 
 

Department Director: Bruce Wolanin

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Yale University 1 graduates
Princeton University 1 graduates
Skidmore College 3 graduates
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 4 graduates
Dartmouth College 2 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA



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