Pomfret Ranked in Top 3 Percent of Independent Schools

As one reviewer put it: "I think back on my four years at Pomfret often and can't help but smile!"



For the third year in a row, Pomfret has been recognized by Niche — the leader in secondary school rankings — as one of the country's premier independent schools. Receiving an overall grade of A+, Pomfret received top marks in academics, teachers, clubs and activities, college prep, diversity, and sports. There are an estimated 4,920 private high schools in the US, which puts Pomfret, ranked 119, in the top 3 percent of all independent schools in the country.

"We try not to put too much stock in grades and rankings, but I'm pleased that Pomfret has been recognized as one of this country's best independent schools," says Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications Garry Dow. "We strive to provide a high-quality education and experience for our students, and this recognition validates that work." 



 


There are an estimated 4,920 private high schools in the US, which puts Pomfret in the top 3 percent of all independent schools in the country.


 

The 2022 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Niche scores nearly 100,000 schools each year.

Posting on the Niche website, one recent graduate wrote, "Pomfret is an incredible community! Everybody knows each other and is so welcoming. Great atmosphere for pursuing athletics, academics, and arts."

"Pomfret is a life-changing boarding school. I will never forget the friends I’ve made here. The classes are challenging, but the students are quite collaborative," another reviewer wrote. "I am glad a chose Pomfret over other boarding schools."

Over the past several years, Pomfret has built a reputation among prospective families, college admission officers, and placement directors as a school to watch. Bold initiatives like the Grauer Family Institute and interesting offerings like the Certificate Program have caught the eye of families looking for a school that both pushes and pulls its students to succeed. 

"There's really no ceiling at Pomfret," says Gwyneth Connell, who oversees academics at Pomfret. "The sky's the limit."

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