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 life 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, the TOEFL is required for students whose first language is not English. To ensure that we receive the results of the test(s), the Pomfret School testing code for the SSAT is 5842. Our code for TOEFL is 8141.

Step 4 » Application

Online Application

At Pomfret, we give you three ways to apply online. The choice is yours. 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 an online application, please contact the Admissions Office to discuss your options.

Pomfret Application: Apply using our secure online application. This application is simple and easy to use, but it only works at Pomfret. If you are applying to multiple schools, we suggest choosing one of the other two options.

Standard Application Online (SAO) : If you are applying to multiple schools, you may want to consider using the standard application. 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.

Gateway to Prep Schools offers an online application system to help admission candidates and their families navigate their way through the application process. You can access, organize and prepare applications to multiple schools all through the Gateway website.

Teacher Recommendations

In addition to the application, Pomfret also requires three teacher recommendations. Candidates must distribute recommendation forms, with return envelopes, to their current English and math teachers, and a third recommendation to a teacher of their choice, a school counselor, or a family friend who knows them well. Teachers should submit recommendations directly to the Admissions Office.

Your Choice (3rd)

Academic Transcripts

In order to view your transcriptions, you must also download and submit this Transcript Release Form to your current school. Parents should sign and submit the form with an enclosed (postage paid) return envelope to their child’s school principal or guidance counselor. Transcripts should be sent directly to the Admissions Office.

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

Open House

October 21

Application Deadline

January 15

Testing Deadline

February 3

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

March 10

Revisit Days

April 5 and 7

Reply Deadline

April 10

Contact Us

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