Why We Chose Pomfret

By Kate Wilson | P ’20, ’21 and Trustee

When my husband Murray and I first visited the Pomfret campus with our oldest daughter, Isabella, in the spring of 2016, we immediately knew. We knew that this campus, with its ivy-covered walls, was where our Belles belonged. We knew deep down that she was meant to spend the next four years here. Intuition can sometimes fail you, but in this case our instincts were exactly right. Our choice has been validated time and time again. It’s a shame Pomfret only lasts four years.

I have felt the momentum building since day one. Whether it was Belles’ advisor inviting her to chat over coffee when she really needed it, or one of her teachers offering to help with a difficult concept outside of class hours, our daughter has been challenged and supported by a group of deeply compassionate, highly skilled educators who have made a true and lasting difference in her life. In 2017, our younger daughter, Minty, also became a Griffin, and her experience has been much the same.

"It's a shame Pomfret only lasts four years."

In addition to being a parent, I am also a trustee. Over the last few years, I’ve watched with a great sense of pride (and no shortage of amazement) as Pomfret has continued to grow and mature. In recent years, the School has constructed a state-of-the-art health and wellness center, staffed by an amazing team of nurses and counselors who really understand teenagers; created an entirely new kind of high school academic experience, which allows more time for exploration, specialization, and deep learning; and expanded its college counseling curriculum to four years, so that every student at Pomfret has access to the resources and guidance they need to find their best-fit college. 

As I look back, I feel incredibly fortunate to be a member of this dynamic community. If you are thinking of making the jump to boarding school, I strongly encourage you to take a look at Pomfret. You won't regret it.

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