The Pomfret Model

It's about time.

What truly distinguishes our Distance Learning Model from that of many other great schools is how we use time. Some of your friends may be engaging in distance learning already, and A LOT of that experience is probably “synchronous,” which refers to a live, real-time experience. At Pomfret, we have chosen a different path.

The backbone of our distance learning program is “asynchronous” learning — which means your teachers will give you material to read, watch, or listen to, and tasks to complete and submit, but you won’t all be in the same place at the same time to do that. It’s worth noting that a lot of your learning here on campus was asynchronous, too, and we think it's going to make for a really fantastic educational experience.

"Your feedback will help us continue to learn and grow, so that we can continue to help you learn and grow. We miss you. We love you. And we are going to do everything we can to get this right." — Gwyneth Connell

Of course, there will still be plenty of opportunity to connect with your teachers and classmates in real-time. Your advisor will connect with you by phone or videoconference every Monday, and then at least one more time during the week. Your teachers will still be available for synchronous extra help and office hours. And if you meet regularly with a learning specialist or with one of our counselors, those will be synchronous interactions as well.

For Students

This contains information on your basic roles and responsibilities, alongside handy resources like your new daily schedule.

For Parents

We know it's not easy, trying to do your job, take care of your house, and keep your child on track. These helpful tips will help keep you sane during the insanity.

For Faculty

This section is chockablock full of  suggested best practices and helpful resources.

Quick Links


Contact Your Teacher

For courses, assignments, and resources.

Contact Your Advisor
For personal or social-emotional concerns.
Contact the Dean of Academics
For issues related to distance learning. (860) 963-5289

For questions about Google, Sundial, Zoom, Loom, computers, or internet. (860) 963-5607