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 academic support specialists will equip you with the skills, tools, and confidence you’ll need to succeed at Pomfret and beyond.

The Pomfret EDGE

Enhance. Develop. Grow. Empower.
Do you have academic talents and ambitions, but struggle to showcase your gifts?

 

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

 

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 academic support specialist creates a learning plan tailored to address the student’s specific needs and goals. Students meet with their academic support specialist three times each week for either a half class block or, for students who require a more robust learning plan, a full class block. Please note that full class blocks are available at the discretion of the Director of Learning Support. Documentation is highly encouraged.

Half Class Block » $2,300 per term
Full Class Block » $4,600 per term

Supported Study Hall: In addition to one-on-one class meetings, students in the EDGE program have the option to participate in Supported Study Hall. During regularly scheduled evening study hours, a faculty member oversees and supports each student with a plan to complete nightly assignments in a quiet, monitored environment. Though primarily reserved for students enrolled in our EDGE program, Supported Study Hall may be available to those not enrolled, at the discretion of the Director of Learning Support and the Academic Dean and based on student documentation and level of need. NO ADDITIONAL COST.

Coached Study Hall: Any student seeking a structured work environment during the day may enroll in our Coached Study Hall, which takes place three days each week during a regularly scheduled class block. Students are monitored by a faculty member who provides general executive function strategies during the first ten minutes of each class. Some students may also be required by the School to enroll in a Coached Study Hall as part of a plan for academic improvement. NO ADDITIONAL COST.

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.

Marc St Laurent

Marc St Laurent

Director of Learning Support
Leslie Kendig

Leslie Kendig

Learning Support Specialist, Testing Coordinator
Julie Kremer

Julie Kremer

Learning Support Specialist
Charlotte McMahon

Charlotte McMahon

Dean of Students, Bernard Lee Schwartz Chair for Dean of Students, Academic Support Specialist
Indu Poonja

Indu Poonja

Academic Support Specialist
Nicole Wilson

Nicole Wilson

Mathematics Teacher, Learning Support Specialist