Tailor Made

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.

Do you have academic talents and ambitions, but struggle to showcase your gifts?

The Pomfret EDGE

Enhance. Develop. Grow. Empower.

Our EDGE program offers specialized learning support to students with diagnosed learning challenges. All three EDGE offerings are conducted in the Collaborative Learning Center.

1) Supported Study Hall

This program provides a quiet, monitored environment to those students enrolled in one of our EDGE classes 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 at the discretion of the Director of Learning Support and Academic Dean and based on student documentation and level of need.  

No added cost

2) Executive EDGE (EE)

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.

$1,300 per term

3) Independent EDGE (IE)

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.

$2,000 per term

Content Area Tutoring

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

Other Support Opportunities

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

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.

PSAT/SAT/ACT Accomodations

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.

SAT Test DateSAT Deadline to Apply for Accommodations
October 6, 2018

August 17, 2018

November 3, 2018

September 14, 2018

December 1, 2018

October 12, 2018

March 9, 2019

January 18, 2019

May 4, 2018

March 15, 2019

June 1, 2019

April 12, 2019

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.


Haley Sanborn

Haley Sanborn

Director of Learning Support
Lauren Griffin

Lauren Griffin

Assistant Director of Learning Support, Testing Coordinator
Tucker Prudden

Tucker Prudden

History Teacher, Learning Support Team