Rectory School

Pomfret, Connecticut, USA

“ Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Compassion ”

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  • Founded : 1920
  • Motto : Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Compassion
  • Grades : Kindergarten - 9 (Boarding: 5 - 9)
  • Tuition : International Students $62,000
  • Mascot : Wolf
  • School Color : Black, Orange
  • Rival School : Cardigan Mountain School

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  • Academic Calendar : Trimesters
  • Average Class Size : 10
  • Faculty/Student Ratio : 1:4
  • Dress Code : Yes (Formal)
  • ESL Offered : Yes

Notable Alumni

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  • Robert Ludlum
    Author, best known for the Jason Bourne novels
  • RJ Tolson
    Author of Zephyr the West Wind, young adult novel
  • William Reese
    "Will" Owsley III – Musician known as Owsley
  • Peter L. Pond
    Clergyman, Activist and Philanthropist
  • Gabriel Traversari
  • Julian Roosevelt
    Olympic Gold Medalist


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Rectory School HISTORY

  • Rectory School was founded with the purpose of preparing boys for secondary school by the Reverend and Mrs. Frank Bigelow in 1921. The first classes were held in the Christ Episcopal Church in Pomfret, C.T., and began its classes with just 6 students. John Bigelow, one of the first students of the school and the son of the Reverend and Mrs. Frank Bigelow, became headmaster of the school in 1937 and instituted the Individualized Instruction Program, or the IPP, in 1937 to serve the dyslexic students of the school.

Student Life

Student Publications / Magazine

  • Official School Newspaper and Magazine: The DiRectory

Signature Programs

  • Individualized Instruction Program (IIP)
    The Individualized Instruction Program (IIP) offers opportunities for students to work one-on-one with a teacher for independent study, enrichment activities, subject support, and skill building.


Interscholastic Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total number: 24
9th Grade Ensemble, A Capella, Bookworms, Chess Club, Chorus, Debate Club, Development of Instrumental Music Techniques, Fine Arts Club, General Music: A History of Jazz Music in America, General Music: A History of Rock Music in America, Guitar Club, Introduction to Art, Introduction to Instrumental Music, Jazz Club, Jewelry Making, Newspaper, Orchestra, Photography, REC Story (Poems, Short Stories, Art Work, etc.), Robotics, Spring Musical, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Young Investors Club


  • Academic Facilities:
    Hettinger Library
  • Athletic Facilities:
    Langford Baseball Field, Colhoun Gymnasium, Basketball Court, Wrestling Room, Aerobics and Fitness Center, Outdoor lighted basketball court, Six hard surface tennis courts Four soccer fields, Football field, Swimming pool, Located nearby:Pomfret School hockey rink, 9 and 18 hole golf courses


School Type
56% Boarding (124 Students) and 44% Day Students (98 Students)
33% International Students
5th Grade: 14
6th Grade: 27
7th Grade: 42
8th Grade: 79
9th Grade: 60

Deadline: Dec. 15
Notification Date: Jan. 15

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