Pomfret is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school located in Pomfret, Connecticut.
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.
Today we serve 350 students in grades 9 through 12, hailing from 23 states and 23 countries. We also offer a post graduate year. Set on a stunning 500-acre hilltop in Northeastern Connecticut, our campus is less than an hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and only 3 hours from New York City. Our classrooms are vibrant and engaging, our dorms foster deep personal relationships, and our advisory system encourages intergenerational connections that truly distinguish us from many other great schools. In recent years, our graduates have matriculated to some of the country's best universities. And beyond college, our alumni have gone on to — quite literally — change the world.
Pomfret is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASAC). Memberships include the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Headmasters' Association, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Secondary School Admission Test Board, the Cum Laude Society, and A Better Chance (ABC), The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the Sphere Consortium, the Folio Collaborative, and The Independent Curriculum Group.
Pomfret's not a school. It's an attitude — a way of thinking and living. A great big and wonderful, yet completely undefinable attitude.
Former Headmaster Dave Twichell in 1961