Rectory School

Individuality and Curiosity Build a Strong Community in Connecticut

Fostering student curiosity, individuality, and community engagement are hallmarks of Rectory School. Located on a beautiful 138-acre campus in Pomfret, Connecticut, the coeducational junior boarding (grades 5-9) and day (kindergarten-grade 9) school encourages students to try new things, get involved in several activities, and discover their true interests.

Individualized Instruction

Rectory’s unique Individualized Instruction Program provides tailored instruction for students and cultivates relationships with faculty members.

“[Students] meet one-on- one with a faculty member for one period a day and they might be working on their English skills—written or spoken, math skills, organizational skills, or executive functioning skills.” explained Senior Enrollment Manager, Lesley Gibbs. “It’s completely individualized and can be supportive and enriching in nature. It completely depends on the needs of each individual student.”

Supportive Community of Learners

Rectory School focuses on being a “community of learners” where both students and faculty learn from one another. Rectory believes that young people learn best when surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed. This belief is so strong, they’ve made it the cornerstone of their academic, athletic, extracurricular, and residential programs.

All faculty members participate in student life beyond the classroom, whether it’s coaching sports, overseeing dorm life, enjoying family-style
meals in the dining hall, or participating in weekend activities.

“It’s the relationships between the faculty and kids that make the school,” Gibbs said. “That’s something that can’t be explained in words, but is felt as soon as you step on campus.”

It’s a community that supports each other, nurtures individuality, and promotes diversity. In fact, 30% of the students come from outside the United States.

“If a holiday is happening in someone’s country or culture, we will celebrate with special meals in the dining hall, and encourage students to do a presentation in the morning so all students understand what that holiday or cultural event is all about,” Gibbs explained.

A Sport for Everyone

Every student at Rectory plays a sport during all three seasons, with each sport featuring varying levels of ability from beginner to the skilled athlete.

The school features a wide variety of sports for both boys and girls, including soccer, volleyball, swimming, lacrosse, baseball, outdoor adventures, cross country, and more.

Fun Weekend Getaways

Rectory is close to three larger cities and only 60 minutes from Boston and three hours from New York City.

Boarding students can enjoy a variety of weekend activities including trips to adventure parks, nearby cities, hiking, college sports games, movies, and more. Students always have the option to stay on campus to play in the gym or fields, watch an on-campus movie, or participate in special activities at the School. Additionally, boarding students enjoy spending time at home with their day-student friends and favorite faculty members. Students are always encouraged to make suggestions about what they would like to do on the weekends.

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Pomfret, Connecticut, USA

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Need Based

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