Family Weekend

A celebration of the people who make Pomfret special.

Thursday, October 18 – Saturday, October 20

Join us for this fun and informative weekend.
  • Meet one-on-one with advisors, teachers, and college counselors
  • Visit classes
  • Join us for a special 125th anniversary cocktail reception and dinner
  • Enjoy student performances
  • Catch your favorite Griffin in action on the field
  • Hear the latest school news from Head of School J. Timothy Richards P ’15

VIEW / DOWNLOAD FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE (PDF)

Registration is now closed.
For questions, please contact Deb Thurston at 860-963-6129.

Athletics

Team Opponent Date Time Location
Volleyball Volleyball - JV vs.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Pomfret School
Soccer Soccer - Boys 3rds vs.
Portsmouth Abbey
Pomfret School
Soccer Soccer - Boys Varsity vs.
Gunnery School
Pomfret School
Soccer Soccer - Boys JV vs.
Gunnery School
Pomfret School
Cross country Cross Country - Boys Varsity vs.
Gunnery School, Cheshire Academy
Pomfret School
Football Football - Varsity vs.
Holderness School
Pomfret School
Volleyball Volleyball - Varsity vs.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Pomfret School
Soccer Soccer - Girls JV vs.
Williston Northampton
Pomfret School
Field hockey Field Hockey - Varsity vs.
Williston Northampton
Pomfret School
Field hockey Field Hockey - JV vs.
Williston Northampton
Pomfret School
Soccer Soccer - Girls Varsity vs.
Williston Northampton
Pomfret School
Cross country Cross Country - Girls Varsity vs.
Gunnery School, Cheshire Academy
Pomfret School

Lodging

The Quiet Corner is home to a number of small bed and breakfasts, and a smattering of larger hotels. To take advantage, please contact these hotels directly and tell them you are coming for Family Weekend at Pomfret School. For a complete listing of all the lodging options in our area, please click here.

W.P. Carey Speaker

This year's speaker is Peter Wilson, the deputy dean of admissions and chief of staff at the University of Chicago. He will be on the Hilltop to speak with parents and students on Friday, October 19.

Wilson knows Pomfret well, having served as UChicago's New England representative when he was beginning his admissions career. When invited to speak with our community, he said, "I am excited to give back to the many excellent Pomfret students and families I have met over the years." UChicago made headlines this past June when they announced they were no longer requiring domestic applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores. They are the first top research university in the country to do so.

The W.P. Carey ’48 College Admission Lecture Series occurs every year on this weekend. This lecture series, endowed by William Polk Carey '48, brings a representative from a prestigious college or university admissions office to address students, parents, and faculty about the college admissions process. Offering the latest perspectives on the process, these lectures have proven to be a valuable tool for Pomfret students during their college search.

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.