There is no "right way" to learn.
At Pomfret, we believe the gifts and talents that make each brain unique should fuel a passion for learning and exploration — not hinder it. Located on the second floor of the du Pont Library, the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) is the hub of academic support. Here, our dedicated team of learning specialists will equip you with the skills, tools, and confidence you’ll need to succeed at Pomfret and beyond.
The Pomfret EDGE
Our EDGE program offers specialized learning support to students with diagnosed learning challenges. All three EDGE offerings are conducted in the Collaborative Learning Center.
This program provides a quiet, monitored environment to those students who need assistance and direction when tackling their nightly workload. A member of the faculty oversees and supports each student with a plan to complete nightly assignments. Enrollment in Supported Study Hall is contingent upon student documentation, teacher and advisor feedback, and areas of need.
No added cost
Students with executive function challenges embark on a skills-based curriculum in a small group setting. New topics, ranging from growth mindset practices to organizational skills to time management strategies, are introduced each week. The EE program utilizes core class assignments, brain-based learning principles, and multi-modal resources.
$1,200 per term
This one-on-one class offers students the opportunity to develop compensatory strategies for remediating specific and general learning challenges in reading, written expression, receptive and expressive language, test taking skills, and executive functioning. Instruction and skills work are supported by brain-based learning principles, core class assignments, and supplemental materials, as well as multi-sensory resources to assist in learning reinforcement. As part of the experience, an individualized curriculum is created and tailored to address the specific needs and goals of the student.
$1,800 per term
Subject area tutoring is available through the Collaborative Learning Center. Before inquiring, students are expected to meet with their teachers to discuss other support opportunities. Once all other options have been executed, students can make an appointment with the Director of Learning Support to discuss next steps.
$60 per hour
Students are encouraged to visit faculty during office hours and take advantage of these departmental resources for learning, whether or not they are experiencing academic difficulty.
Office hours happen every Monday and Thursday during the school day and provides an opportunity for students to meet with their teachers for content area support.
Peer Tutoring Center
Pomfret’s Peer Tutoring Center is located in the Centennial building and run each night during study hall hours from 8-10 PM. Centers include writing, math, science and world languages. Each is staffed by select students who have excelled in their specific discipline.
For sophomores, we facilitate the completion of registration and application materials needed by students who are eligible to receive accommodations on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. Juniors with existing test accommodations can transfer their SSD# to Pomfret School. The Testing Coordinator will work closely with you to help make this happen.
In order to receive accommodations on the SAT or ACT, students must register with the appropriate organization (College Board for the PSAT and SAT, or ACT for the ACT). The Testing Coordinator, along with the Director of Learning Support, assists students and their families in this process, including advising students and their families of the various deadlines and options for each type of test, and providing documentation as needed to support the requested accommodations. All decisions regarding accommodations are made by the testing agency.
Please Note: Detailed information regarding the required documentation is available on the following websites:
Families are strongly encouraged to review this information carefully in advance of obtaining updated evaluations. Please contact Lauren Griffin for more information.
Pomfret strives to work with all students, including those with learning disabilities, so that they may have a fair and reasonable opportunity for academic success. In order to receive accommodations, a student must have a report written and completed by a qualified learning specialist/psychologist within the last three years. Accommodations will be determined accordingly, though essential academic requirements of the school will not be altered.