Our Approach

It's all about direction.

A team effort » Our advisors, teachers, and counselors, in cooperation with our academic registrar and testing coordinator, work together to guide you, beginning in your freshman year. This forward-looking, team-based approach gives everyone with a stake in your future (not just the college counseling office) an opportunity to participate in the process. The result is a level of personalized, proactive attention that only a small school like Pomfret can offer.

Great college relationships » Within the world of college admissions, Pomfret students are known and respected for the power of their minds and the size of their hearts. Each year, our College Counseling Office visit more than fifty college campuses, successfully cultivating relationships with colleges and universities from coast to coast, earning the trust and respect of admissions reps everywhere.

Direct exposure to admission reps » College admission officers routinely travel to Pomfret to meet with students in small groups. We also hold two college fairs annually, attracting hundreds of college reps to campus. In addition, Pomfret brings deans and directors from some of the most respected colleges and universities in the country to speak with families about the college admissions process each year.

Excellent test prep » The weight colleges give to standardized test scores is changing quickly, with more “test optional” schools being added to the list every year. That said, testing is still a very important factor in many college decisions. At Pomfret, we offer three unique test prep solutions overseen by our testing coordinator in partnership with Summit Educational Group, Khan Academy, and Method Test Prep.

Strong parent communication » Strong parent communication is a critical part of the college counseling experience and our counselors pride themselves on building strong relationships with students and parents alike. During the year, parents receive a steady diet of information and updates, including a monthly college newsletter, regular emails and phone calls, face-to-face meetings, campus workshops, and grade-specific communications.