The Rectory School
|The Rectory School|
|Motto||Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Compassion|
|Head of school||Frederick W. Williams|
|Student to teacher ratio||4:1|
|Color(s)||Black and Orange|
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. Ever since, it has expanded to 138 acres (0.56 km2), 25 buildings, 230 students, and 65 faculty members, as of 2010.
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.
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.
- 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 - Actor.
- Julian Roosevelt - Olympic Gold Medalist
- Oscar Tang - Philanthropist to Rectory and other schools and universities
- "RJ Tolson Author, and Entrepreneur Visits Rectory". Retrieved June 05 12, 2013. Check date values in: