Admission Process

Every great journey begins with a first step.

If you are ready to get started, so are we.  Just follow the instructions below and take special note of the key dates to the right so that you stay on track. If you have any questions along the way, please give us a call at (860) 963-6120 or send us an email at We are here to help and look forward to considering your application to Pomfret.


Tell us you are interested in Pomfret.

Fill out our inquiry form so that we can stay in touch with you throughout the application process. You’ll receive periodic emails with information about Pomfret, invitations to upcoming events, and notifications when required application materials are received.

Schedule a Zoom interview with an admission officer.

After completing the inquiry form, contact the Admission Office by phone at (860) 963-6120 or by email at to book a Zoom interview with an admission officer. Interviews last approximately one hour. This includes time to complete the interview, answer questions, and engage with parent-guardians, if available. 

Take a virtual campus tour.

We strongly encourage you to explore our interactive campus map and join us for an upcoming student-led video tour. Although not required, a live video tour is a wonderful way to get to know our campus and hear straight from the people who know us best — our students!

Complete the application.

Pomfret uses the Standard Application Online (SAO) for all candidates. Applications are due by January 15. An application includes the following components: applicant information, application fee ($60 for domestic applicants; $125 for international applicants), student essays, parent questionnaire, current and prior year transcripts, recommendations (current math teacher, English teacher, and school official), and graded writing sample.



We've Gone Test Optional

We recognize that standardized test scores may not fully reflect your academic journey or potential. As a result, beginning with the 2020-21 admissions season, Pomfret School will no longer require applicants to submit an SSAT, PSAT, SAT, or ACT score report as part of their application.

If you are interested in submitting a standardized test score, we will accept the SSAT for students entering 9th or 10th grade, and the PSAT, SAT, or ACT for students entering the 11th, 12th, or postgraduate grades.

Please submit the SSAT score report  through the Standard Application Online (SAO). Pomfret’s SSAT code is 5842. All other score reports should be submitted by email to

For students whose first language is not English, an English proficiency exam is still required.




INternational Applicants

The application process is the same for both international and domestic students. However, students whose first language is not English are expected to take the TOEFL exam. For applicants residing in and attending school in locations where test centers are currently closed, Pomfret will accept the IELTS Indicator, Duo Lingo (DET), TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition and TOEFL ITP Plus Vericant until regular testing resumes. Pomfret’s TOEFL test code is 8141. We do not accept TOEFL Junior to meet testing requirements.

International applicants attending school in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan are required to complete an in-person or remote interview with Vericant. In some instances, the Vericant interview may serve as the only interview for an applicant's file.

Questions? Contact Associate Director of Admissions Sabrina Putnam at



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Key Dates

Application Deadline

January 15

Financial Aid Deadline
  • January 1 for Returning Families
  • February 1 for New Families
Our Admission Decision

March 10

Your Reply Deadline

April 10

Contact us

Admissions Office
398 Pomfret Street
P.O. Box 128
Pomfret, CT 06258-0128
860-963-2042 (fax)