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Rectory School's middle school morning assembly in the Tang Center.

Our School

A Safe And Bucolic Environment To Live And Learn
Rectory School is a K-9 private school located on 138 acres in Pomfret, Connecticut. Considered a "Junior Boarding School," Rectory offers 5-day and 7-day boarding programs for students in grades 5-9.
At Rectory, understanding your child is our priority. Not all students learn the same, which is why we surround your child with adults who believe all students can succeed when they are given the tools that fit their particular learning style. In all facets of school life, students are encouraged to reach beyond their comfort level, and while this sometimes means they may stumble along the way, it always means that they are building valuable life skills.
Rectory's supportive environment enables us to create a personalized learning plan that fits your child. Our signature Individualized Instruction Program allows students to build subject-specific skills, develop executive-functioning strategies, and gain the remediation and enrichment they need to thrive in the overall academic program...and in life.
All aspects of our program (academics, athletics, arts, and residential life) are rooted in the core values of the School Creed: Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, and Compassion. Students graduate from Rectory with strong ethical and social values and an education that lasts a lifetime.
Beautiful snowless winter photo of Rectory's iconic bell tower on top of Memorial Dorm.

Mission Statement

Rectory School’s mission is to provide students, from early childhood through middle school, with an enriched and supportive academic, social, and ethical community that addresses individual learning styles, aptitudes and needs while promoting personal self-worth and accountability. The School community lives the Rectory School Creed: Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, and Compassion.


Rectory School is accredited through the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), a recognized Accrediting Agency in the State of Connecticut. Thus, Rectory School is approved by the State of Connecticut Board of Education. 


Grades K-4

Two elementary school students, a boy and girl, using magnifying glasses to work on a science project.

Grades 5-9

Three Rectory middle school students in science class.

Learning Services

Celebrating 100 Years of Tradition and Academic Success

Rectory School's Centennial Logo



Rectory School is situated on 138 panoramic acres on scenic Route 169 in the historic “Quiet Corner” of northeastern Connecticut:

Line drawn map of Connecticut and surrounding states Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York.
  • 42 miles east of Hartford
  • 35 miles west of Providence
  • 80 miles south of Boston
  • 120 miles east of New York City

Our campus is easily accessible to four major cities and several international airports in the northeastern United States.

We live the Rectory School Creed: