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Find what you are looking for with this calendar of events.

The 2017-2018 Pomfret School year calendar is now available. The calendar outlines various important events, including opening days, vacations, test dates, and weekend commitments. In a departure from previous years, students are no longer required to leave campus during long weekends.

December 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sun, Nov 25
Mon, Nov 26
Tue, Nov 27
Wed, Nov 28
Thu, Nov 29
Fri, Nov 30
Sat, Dec 1
Sun, Dec 2
Mon, Dec 3
Tue, Dec 4
Wed, Dec 5
Thu, Dec 6
Fri, Dec 7
Sat, Dec 8
Sun, Dec 9
Mon, Dec 10
Tue, Dec 11
Wed, Dec 12
Thu, Dec 13
Fri, Dec 14
Sat, Dec 15
Sun, Dec 16
Mon, Dec 17
Tue, Dec 18
Wed, Dec 19
Thu, Dec 20
Fri, Dec 21
Sat, Dec 22
Sun, Dec 23
Mon, Dec 24
Tue, Dec 25
Wed, Dec 26
Thu, Dec 27
Fri, Dec 28
Sat, Dec 29
Sun, Dec 30
Mon, Dec 31
Tue, Jan 1
Wed, Jan 2
Thu, Jan 3
Fri, Jan 4
Sat, Jan 5

Registration Dates

Students should not arrive before their appointed day. Parents should expect to remain on campus for the entire day.

DOWNLOAD OPENING DAYS SCHEDULE

Monday, September 3, 2018
Registration for Student Leaders
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Registration for New Students
9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Registration for Returning Students
9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Classes Begin

Vacations and Long Weekends

Because we are not prepared in our dormitories or dining hall to accept students before the appointed times, students should return at their scheduled time and not before. No vacations may begin earlier or extended beyond the appointed times. Students are not required to leave campus for long weekends.

Family Weekend (October 18–20, 2018)
 
Long Fall Weekend (October 20–23, 2018)

Students may depart after their last commitment on October 20. Students should return by 7:30 PM on October 23. During this long weekend, dorms will remain open and students can stay on campus.

Thanksgiving Break (November 17–26, 2018)

Students may depart after their last commitment on November 16. Dorms close at noon on November 17. Students should return by 7:30 PM on November 26.

Winter Break (December 12–January 3, 2019)

Students may depart after their last commitment on December 12. Dorms close at 5:00 PM on December 13. Students should return by 7:30 PM on January 3.

Long Winter Weekend (January 31–February 4, 2019)

Students may depart after their last commitment on January 30. Students must return by 7:30 PM on February 4. During this long weekend, dorms will remain open and students can stay on campus.

Spring Break (March 7–25, 2019)

Students may depart after their last commitment on March 7. Dorms close at 5:00 PM on March 7. Students must return by 7:30 PM on March 25.

Long Spring Weekend (April 20–22, 2019)

Students may depart after their last commitment on April 19. Any athlete who has a game on April 20 (Saturday) is required to stay the extra day. Students must return by 7:30 PM on April 22. During this long weekend, dorms will remain open and students can stay on campus.

Commencement (May 26, 2019)

Last Day of School (May 31, 2019)

Travel Arrangements

For your convenience, Pomfret assists with travel arrangements over long weekends and during vacation breaks. This includes bus service to and from Darien, CT and New York City, as well as transportation to several major airports, which we handle on a case-by-case basis. To make a request for either service, please contact Chris Lamothe, assistant to the dean of students, at 860-963-6114.

Here are the bus service details:

The fee for this service is $68 one way. Should you need to cancel, we require 48 hours notice.

New York City: Hotel Roosevelt, New York City, on the corner of 45th and Madison. Transportation is provided by Constitution Coach.

Darien: Interstate 95 Rest Area, Darien, CT (Southbound Exit 11, Northbound Exit 12). Transportation is provided by Legends Livery.

All times refer to the scheduled departure times. Arrival times will vary. Buses depart on schedule; please arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand to ensure you do not miss the bus.

Family Weekend — Return Trip Only

  • NYC to Pomfret » October 23 @ 1:00 PM
  • Darien to Pomfret » October 23 @1:00 PM

Thanksgiving Break

  • Pomfret to NYC » November 16 @ 1:30 PM
  • Pomfret to Darien » November 16 @ 1:30 PM
  • NYC to Pomfret » November 26 @ 1:00 PM
  • Darien to Pomfret » November 26 @ 1:00 PM

Winter Break

  • Pomfret to NYC » December 12 @ 1:30 PM
  • Pomfret to Darien » December 12 @ 1:30 PM
  • NYC to Pomfret » January 3 @ 1:00 PM
  • Darien to Pomfret » January 3 @ 1:00 PM

Long Winter Weekend

  • Pomfret to NYC » January 30 @ 1:30 PM
  • Pomfret to Darien » January 30 @ 1:30 PM
  • NYC to Pomfret » February 4 @ 1:00 PM
  • Darien to Pomfret » February 4 @ 1:00 PM

Spring Break

  • Pomfret to NYC » March 7 @ 1:30 PM
  • Pomfret to Darien » March 7 @ 1:00 PM
  • NYC to Pomfret » March 25 @ 1:00 PM
  • Darien to Pomfret » March 25 @ 1:00 PM

Test Dates

Test location is Pomfret School unless otherwise noted.

SAT

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019

ACT

Saturday, September 8, 2018 – Woodstock Academy
Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Woodstock Academy
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Saturday, April 13, 2019

PSAT

Wednesday, October 10

SSAT

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Saturday, March 5, 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019

SAT Registration Deadlines

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests/register/test-dates-deadlines

ACT Registration Deadlines

https://blog.prepscholar.com/act-registration-dates

Project: Pomfret

Monday, February 25–Thursday, March 7

QUEST

September 8, 2018
September 22, 2018
October 13, 2018
October 27, 2018
November 10, 2018
January 12, 2019
January 26, 2019
February 9, 2019
March 2, 2019
March 30, 2019
April 25, 2018
May 18, 2018

Daily Schedule

VIEW THE DAILY SCHEDULE

Three years ago, Pomfret moved to a long block schedule to allow for deeper learning in our class blocks, while seeking to reduce the pace of the class day and to allow students time to reflect on their learning. This year, we are tweaking our six-block schedule to become a seven-block schedule. Students will continue to take no more than six classes, and class blocks will be 70 minutes in length. This revision will give us increased flexibility in class scheduling and give our students better choice in the electives they take.