The Rectory School

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The Rectory School
Rectory School.jpg
Pomfret, Connecticut
United States
Type Independent, Boarding
Motto Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Compassion
Established 1920
Head of school Frederick W. Williams
Faculty 65
Grades K-9
Enrollment 230
Student to teacher ratio 4:1
Campus Rural
Color(s) Black and Orange
Newspaper The DiRectory

The Rectory School is an independent, coeducational, junior boarding (5–9) and day school (K–9) in Pomfret, Connecticut, United States. The school was founded by Rev. Frank H. Bigelow in 1920.[1] Ever since, it has expanded to 138 acres (0.56 km2), 25 buildings, 230 students, and 65 faculty members, as of 2010.

Rectory is located on Connecticut Route 169 next to the Pomfret School.


The Individualized Instruction Program (IIP) was pioneered by The Rectory School and benefits the students by daily, one-to-one or small-group assistance and enrichment. Meeting within the regular rotation of classes during the academic day, students develop skills in written and spoken language, reading comprehension, mathematics, English as a foreign language, and study habits. The IIP is tailored to their interests and aptitudes, so students may pursue independent study, explore enrichment activities, or receive subject support.[2]

The School embraces creativity. All students are involved in music, either in classes or private lessons. Moreover, the performing and visual arts courses are enhanced by excellent facilities. Everyone also takes part in sports on levels that test the skilled athlete and encourage the beginner.

The Rectory School is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education. Memberships include the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). Rectory is a member of New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).

Seventeen years ago, Mr. Brad Seaward, jumped at the opportunity to combine two passions of his: basketball and outreach. The result was Hoops for Hunger.

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Coordinates: 41°53′38″N 71°57′47″W / 41.894°N 71.9631°W / 41.894; -71.9631