Rectory School Photo #2 - Rectory's 138-acre campus, located in beautiful Pomfret, CT is located within 45-minutes of three major cities (Hartford, CT, Worcester, MA, Providence, RI), 1 1/2 hours from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City. Our campus has 25 buildings, including 11 dormitories, the Bigelow Academic Center and the Hale elementary space and Smith Learning Center, opening in 2017.
Rectory School Photo #3 - Rectory's High Value Learning makes the classroom experience more compelling, and even takes the learning outside of the classroom. Our program allows students to thrive in a compelling hands-on environment where teamwork and creative problem solving are emphasized.
Rectory School Photo #4 - Rectory's Middle School electives meet twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for an hour. Electives have an academic component and are in an area where the teacher(s) have some knowledge and interest. The goal of the Elective program is to provide opportunities for students to further develop their interests outside of the traditional classroom.
- The 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.
|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)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-9|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia/Language-based/Mild Learning Differences|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1995|
|Total Students||256 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||53 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$52,700|
|Tuition Notes||Elementary School Tuition: $15,100 Middle School Day Tuition (5-6): $23,500 Middle School Day Tuition (7-9): $25,400 International Boarding Tuition: $56,200|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||John Seaward|
|Admissions Associate||Lesley Gibbs|
|Endowment Size||$14.2 million|
|Total Sports Offered||18 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Fit, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Cross Fit,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Tennis, Track 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
- 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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