Rectory School

  • Rectory School's mission is to provide students, both early childhood and middle school adolescents, with an enriched and supportive academic, social and ethical community that addresses individual learning styles, aptitudes and needs, while promoting personal self-worth and accountability.
  • The school community lives the Rectory School Creed: responsibility, respect, honesty, and compassion.
  • Recognizing how impressionable the middle school years are in a child's life, teachers, coaches, and dorm parents try to model the Rectory School Creed every day for the students through consistent and morally responsible behavior.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-9
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Language-based/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1920
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1995

Student Body

Total Students256 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Rectory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$66,200
Tuition NotesRectory has a Comprehensive Tuition Plan that ensures transparency regarding annual expenses for your child to attend Rectory School.Elementary School Tuition: $17,900 Middle School Day Tuition (5-6): $29,500 Middle School Day Tuition (7-9): $32,400 Middle School 5-Day Boarding Tuition (5-6): $57,500 Middle School 5-Day Boarding Tuition (7-9): $58,400 Middle School 7-Day Boarding Tuition (5-6): $65,400 Middle School 7-Day Boarding Tuition (7-9): $66,200 International Boarding Tuition (5-6): $71,200 International Boarding Tuition (7-9): $72,000
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLesley Gibbs
Admissions AssociateJacob Guertin
Endowment Size$14.2 million


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Fit, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryCross Fit,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Bookworms, Chess, Debate, Jewelry Making, Newspaper, REC Story (Poems, Short Stories, Art Work, etc.), Robotics, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Young Investors Club

Arts and Music Programs:
9th Grade Ensemble, A Cappella, Chorus, Development of Instrumental Music Techniques, Fine Arts, General Music: A History of Jazz Music in America, General Music: A History of Rock Music in America, Guitar, Introduction to Art, Introduction to Instrumental Music, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Photography, Spring Musical

School Notes

  • Students enjoy increasing their skills and revealing new talents in state-of-the-art facilities. The Tang Center for Performing Arts is an exceptional venue for concerts, assemblies, lessons, and special programs. The Collins Art Barn allows students to create in bright studios and develop photography in the darkroom.
  • Every Rectory student is involved in sports and participates on a team. The program emphasizes healthy competition on levels that provide a challenge for the skilled athlete and encouragement for the beginner.
  • The Rectory School community lives its creed: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Compassion.
  • The Rectory School`s four-week summer session, Summer@Rectory, is an innovative, individually designed program that balances academics, sports, art, music, drama, and recreation. Offering a variety of options for enrichment or remediation, Summer@Rectory has enrollment for coeducational day and boarding students who are entering grades five through nine.

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