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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
398 Pomfret St
Pomfret, CT 06258
Telephone
(860) 963-6100

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$40,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$61,000
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$30,421
From Pomfret School

Founded in 1894, Pomfret is currently ranked one of the Top 20 small boarding schools in the U.S. and one of the Top 50 boarding schools overall. Brought to life by an exceptional faculty, we are both bold and practical in our approach — intensely focused on the interests and needs of our students, and pragmatic in our efforts to prepare them for the joys and rigors of college, work, and life.

Pomfret School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
111 responses
Average ACT
28
54 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Senior Chapel Speeches
    27%
  • Lessons and Carols
    23%
  • Sundial
    23%
  • Westminster Weekend
    13%
  • Sitdown lunch
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Boarding

Students Boarding
84%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Germany, Korea, Republic of, Russian Federation, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
20%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
355
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses

Pomfret School Reviews

47 reviews
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As a Pomfret alum, I can wholeheartedly say that this school had a massive impact on me. Pomfret challenged me academically and socially, but the support I received from the teachers, especially Dr. Brush, my advisor, helped me really come into my own. The campus was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (architect of Central Park among other masterpieces) and is a truly idyllic setting. I enjoyed the rural setting, although it’s not for everyone. Pomfret is a school with rich traditions that has managed to stay on the cutting edge of modenirty in regards to technology in the classroom and teaching strategy.
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The experience I had at Pomfret is unforgettable.Of course, that really doesn't mean that I liked everything about the school. The way the administration handled some situations, the financial aid system that Pomfret has, the inevitable lack of diversity that it offers are the few negative things I could say about Pomfret. However, the passion that teachers have for the students, its effort for innovative education, the caring behaviors that the faculty as a whole have really outweigh all the negative aspects of Pomfret.

In complete honest, as long as you are doing what you are supposed to do at Pomfret, you can't not like the school. In fact, they go out of their ways to help those kids who are not on the right path.

If I were given an opportunity to repeat my high school year at Pomfret, I wouldn't hesitate to go back to the community that welcomed me from the day I moved in.
I have been a student at Pomfret for the past two years and I have to say that I cannot imagine myself anywhere else. Pomfret has a high level of school spirit, from our annual homecoming games against Westminster to Senior chapel speeches, I feel like this is truly a home. While Pomfret isn't super diverse, there are students from almost every states and dozens of countries. I am applying to mostly Ivy League schools along with some Liberal Arts schools like Williams College and Amherst. Pomfret has definitely transitioned to a bigger sports school recently. We won our football championship in 2017 and Boy's Hockey in 2016.