The Short List

Your application is just the beginning.

At last, you are ready to apply. By now you've probably made your list, rewritten your list, thrown out your list, and made your list again. You've weighed your options, sought the wisdom of others, and wondered if you are making the right decision. No matter how things turn out, the search is almost over, and your adventure is just beginning.

Step 1 » Request Information

The first step in the Pomfret application process is an "inquiry." Once you submit this inquiry form, we will add you to our database of prospective families. We will also send you an information packet.

Step 2 » Tours and Interviews

A campus visit (comprised of a tour and interview) is a required part of the application process. If a visit to Pomfret is not feasible, the Admissions Office may arrange an online interview, or an interview with a Pomfret representative living in your area. Chinese applicants should go here to learn more about interview options.

Step 3 » Testing

We require that all candidates submit test scores.


for students entering 9th and 10th grade


for students entering 11th, 12th, or postgraduate years

In addition, for students whose first language is not English, an English proficiency exam is required. The TOEFL is our preferred exam, and our code is 8141. For students who may have difficulty getting to a TOEFL testing site, Pomfret does accept the Duolingo English Test as a proficiency exam.

Step 4 » Application

Online Application

Pomfret uses the Standard Application Online (SAO) for all candidates. SAO is also useful if you are applying to multiple schools. After we receive notice that you have begun the application process using the SSAT SAO, we will forward instructions to create your Pomfret Application portal, through which you can track the status of your application and receive your admission decision.

Please use your Pomfret Application portal to track your application as that is the most accurate format for what Pomfret has in your file.

Applications are due by January 15. A $60 fee is required for each domestic application. The fee is $125 for international students. If you are unable to complete the online application, please contact the Admissions Office to discuss your options.

Financial Aid

If you are applying for financial aid, please be sure to review Affording Pomfret. Financial aid is primarily need-based and determined on a case-by-case basis. We ask applicants to submit all required forms to School and Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). After their preliminary review, SSS then sends your application to us for review.


Important Dates

Application Deadline

January 15

Testing Deadline

February 2

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

March 10

Revisit Days

April 3 and April 6

Reply Deadline

April 10

Contact Us

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