After School

There is more than one kind of team.

We love the thrill of interscholastic competition, but we also value the skills, life lessons, and health benefits of non-competitive teamwork, where groups of students and faculty work collaboratively to achieve common goals. During your time at Pomfret, you'll have the opportunity to do both.

Core Activities

  • Interscholastic Sports
    • Fall: Cross Country, Football, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball
    • Winter: Basketball, Ice Hockey, Squash, Wrestling
    • Spring: Baseball, Softball, Crew, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Dance (fall and spring)
  • Musical (winter)
  • Outdoor Adventure (fall)

Group Activities

  • Drama
  • Introduction to Weight Training (sixth form only)
  • Advanced Weight Training (fifth and sixth forms only)
  • Yearbook (fall and winter, not available to third formers)
  • Robotics (winter)
  • Recreational Sports
    • Soccer (fall)
    • Squash (winter, priority to third and fourth forms)
    • Tennis (winter, priority to beginner and intermediate players)
    • Yoga (priority to sixth form followed by fifth form)
  • Independent Project (sixth form only): An Independent Project may be proposed by any fifth or sixth former to complement his or her Group Activity requirement. This project provides a fifth or sixth former with the time and opportunity to pursue a particular area of skill or interest. These projects are particularly geared for the serious college-bound athlete or artist who can benefit from more time in a particular area of expertise. Only one Independent Project per student per tenure at Pomfret is permitted (applications are available in the Athletic Office.)

Third Form

At least two seasons must include participation in a Core Activity. Participation in the third season may be a Group Activity offering (all subject to space availability).

Fourth Form

At least two seasons must include participation in a Core Activity. Participation in the third season may be a Group Activity offering (all subject to space availability).

Fifth Form

Students that enroll as new Fifth Formers must complete three Core Activities prior to graduation. A minimum of one must be completed each year. Returning Fifth Formers must complete one Core Activity. Participation in the other seasons can be in a Group Activity. A Fifth Former also has the option to propose an Independent Project for one term.

Sixth Form

At least one season must include a Core Activity. Participation in the other two seasons may be a Group Activity (all subject to space availability). A Sixth Former also has the option to propose an Independent Project for one term. An Introductory Weight Training and Conditioning program is also available to a Sixth Former for one term, but that program cannot be done in conjunction with an Independent Project; a senior must pick one or the other, but cannot do both. NOTE: Participants in the Weight Training and Conditioning programs are responsible for ball-person duty for soccer and football games during the fall and timing for basketball, wrestling, and hockey games during the winter.