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Rumsey Hall School

201 Romford Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794

https://www.rumseyhall.org/

“ He who is not advancing falls behind. ”

Qui Non Proficit Deficit

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SCHOOL INFORMATION

  • Founded : 1900
  • Motto : Qui Non Proficit Deficit("He who is not advancing falls behind.")
  • Grades : Kindergarten - 9 (Boarding: 5 - 9)
  • Enrollment Gender : Co-ed
  • Tuition :
    Boarding: $63,215
    DAY STUDENTS: $23,240 - $28,590
    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) $7,715
  • Mascot : Blue Dog
  • School Color : Blue, Red
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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

  • Academic Calendar : Trimesters
  • Average Class Size : 12
  • Faculty/Student Ratio : 6:1
  • Dress Code : Yes (Formal)
  • ESL Offered : Yes
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Indian Mountain School HISTORY

  • Founded in 1900 by Lillias Rumsey Sanford (1850–1940) as an all-boys school in Seneca Falls, New York, Rumsey Hall School moved to Cornwall, Connecticut in 1906. In 1941, the school passed into the hands of John F. Schereschewsky Sr. Rumsey Hall moved to its current location in 1949, at which point it became coeducational. in 1943 John F. Schereschewsky Sr. left Rumsey Hall to join the Navy for two years. During this time, David Griffin Barr, a devoted faculty member since 1914, was appointed interim Director of Rumsey Hall. He led Rumsey Hall until Mr. Sherry returned. Mr. Barr remained as Headmaster until 1956 and John F. Schereschewsky Sr. acted as Director until his death in 1969. John F. Schereschewsky, Jr. served as Headmaster from 1965-1969 and as Director from 1969-1977. Louis Magnoli, a faculty member since 1957, became Headmaster in 1969 and served until 1985. Thomas Farmen, a faculty member since 1974, began as Headmaster in 1985 until 2016. Alumnus Matthew S. Hoeniger '81 was appointed eighth Headmaster in 2016.
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Student Life

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Signature Programs

  • Interscholastic Sports
    Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Snowboarding,  Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Horseback Riding

Sports and Extracurriculars

Total number: 4
Club or Organization: Community Service Club, Outing Program / Arts and Music Programs: Diplomacy, Two Theater Productions/One Drama & One Musical

Facilities

  • Athletic Facilities:
    Veronica D. & Charles H. Pavek Athletic Field Scott Evans Seibert ’92 Memorial Field The Farmer Family Outdoor Tennis Courts Paul Lincoln Cornell Athletic Field The Roy Fitness Center Roy Football Field John F. Schereschewsky Sr. Memorial Center Blue Dog Gym Magnoli Gym Indoor Tennis Courts Lufkin Rink North/South Dorm Athletic Field Indoor Climbing Wall Low Ropes Course Spooner Field Washington Club Beach, Lake Waramaug, CT (Crew) Mohawk Mountain, Cornwall, CT (Ski/Snowboard) Fox Crossing (Horseback Riding)
  • Effort and Dean’s Lists Leadership Baton Blue Dog Parade Senior Square Honesty, Kindness & Respect Declamations Broomball Dorm Cup Dorm Carnival Bromley Cookie Line Winter Musical Bizarre & Extreme Day Reds vs. Blues Games Pavek Cup Varsity Athletic Banquet Academic Ribbons The School Bell Morning Meeting Track & Field Day Senior Sleep-In Bantam River Air Band Hot Chocolate at Solley House Honors Study Hall Rumsey Cheer Pond Hockey

Admissions

School Type
Boarding (139 students) and Day students (196 students)
International Student 22%

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