Students in our co-educational junior boarding and day school for children in Kindergarten through ninth grade are valued and celebrated for their unique gifts, diverse learning styles, and innate character.
Founded in 1900, our independent school honors the strengths of our tradition; and, we challenge ourselves and our students to grow without limit from the foundation of our deeply-rooted history.
Our students serve each other and their community, find the courage to be themselves and enjoy the intangible benefits of long-lasting friendship and connection.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Students: 308 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $68,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Rumsey Hall School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-9
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1900

Student Body

Total Students
308 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Rumsey Hall School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
51%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants and jacket)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding tuition does not include, books, laundry and Language Skills support.
% on Financial Aid
21%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Benjamin R. Tuff
Admissions Associate
Jennifer Kolpak

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School Notes

  • Rumsey Hall is for the curious and the bold-the forward-movers-who seek honesty, kindness, and respect in all they do. Children in our co-educational junior boarding and day school for grades K-9 are valued and celebrated for their unique gifts, learning styles, and innate character. Founded in 1900, we honor tradition; subsequently, we challenge ourselves and our students to grow without limit from the foundation of our deeply-rooted history. Our students serve each other and their community, find the courage to be themselves and enjoy the intangible benefits of long-lasting friendship and connection.
  • With effort as our main criterion for success, teachers and leaders see every child as a `whole person`: a mind to fuel with proven and innovative academic instruction; a body to train with outdoor recreation and seasoned, competitive athletic program; a creative spirit to nurture through music, the arts, and innovation challenges and, a unique personality entitled to feelings, likes and dislikes who can both understand others and be understood. Our students-from the wonder-filled "Kindie" exploring Shepaug`s teeming on-campus riverbed to the "VIIth Former" (9th grader) confidently addressing the student body on the topic of DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice)-are given the space to expand, fail, rebound, and THRIVE. The Rumsey community provides students with a broad base of support, giving students the assurance that they need to embrace new challenges. Bolstered by a dedicated network of teachers and family supporting them, Rumsey graduates go on to the secondary school realm equipped for success. From there, they go on to better the world!
  • Located in Washington, in the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, our vibrant campus bustles with the energy of 309 students learning and living in 32 gleaming white buildings on 231 acres along the scenic Bantam River. The artists-within find a place to beam creativity out in our fine arts and performing arts centers. Children from all over the globe find a sense of home-of family-in our nine dormitories. Athletes of all levels discover the benefits of perseverance and ambition in our seven athletic fields, two gymnasiums, hockey rink, indoor crew tanks/facility, and three indoor and three outdoor tennis courts.
  • We can`t wait to meet you in person on our gem-of-a-campus in the hills. We`re excited to talk to you further about the many ways your child can be their best self-moving forward-at Rumsey Hall!
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Students: 308 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $68,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Litchfield County, CT is $26,227 for elementary schools and $61,544 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Litchfield County, CT is 51% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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