At Pomfret, our approach to service and stewardship is rooted in the idea that changing the world begins with taking care of the people and places around us. In our case, this means the stewardship of our beautiful campus, the impact of our presence in a largely rural area, and our partnership with our neighbors in northeastern Connecticut. By integrating service as an essential part of a Pomfret education, the school seeks to instill the values and strength of character students will need to lead lives of civic engagement and social responsibility.
Through the Community Initiative, we care for the people and communities that make the Quiet Corner a special place to live, learn, and work. Students who participate in this initiative can expect to develop a toolbox of social service skills that they can take back home to their own cities and towns.
Through the Conservation Initiative, we care for the plants, animals, habitats, and ecosystems that sustain and nourish us. Students who participate in this initiative can expect to cultivate these stewardship skills on our 500-acre campus and then apply them to off-campus projects in the surrounding area.