Boarding Schools Pomfret School
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Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is an independent coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates. Set on a stunning 500-acre campus in Northeastern Connecticut and 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, athletic, artistic, and residential settings, students emerge as ethical and active citizens of the world.
Pomfret School cultivates a healthy interdependence of mind, body, and spirit in its students as it prepares them for college and for lives of productivity, service, and fulfillment. Members of the Pomfret community are lifelong learners. They thrive in a rigorous educational environment where self-discovery and individual transformation happen every day. Faculty and students explore and discover, communicate, and create solutions; they are engaged and engaging.
At Pomfret, you will find a school where teamwork is valued alongside rigorous competition: in the classroom, in the art studios, and on the athletic fields. You will be challenged in all areas while gaining personal attention from faculty. At the same time you will have the opportunity to earn your independence and evolve as a strong individual. You will gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in higher education and in this ever-evolving world, while at the same time become part of the extraordinary Pomfret community.
The Limelight. Arts as an extra-curricular activity can often be devalued when the only feedback an artist receives is a letter grade; an artist needs feedback. In contrast, Pomfret is home to a multitude of talented individuals whose work often goes unnoticed to the community. The Limelight presents an opportunity for passionate artists to share their work anywhere and by effect creating a community that can more readily appreciate creative expression at Pomfret School.
Community Service. The Community Service program is also the locus of the Service Council. This leadership group is comprised of five students and three faculty members who meet weekly to discuss and implement service initiatives to the entire Pomfret School Community. The group is responsible for bringing awareness of social issues and community service so that everyone can get involved.
Top colleges attended by students
Hobart & William Smith, Middlebury College, Connecticut College, Duke University, Roger Williams
What the school looks for in students…
“We really look for well-rounded students who are eager to get involved in all aspects of school life. We want them, not only to be great students, but leaders and active members of the community.”