By the numbers

$5 million
in need-based financial aid
honors and advanced courses

Let Your Evolution Begin

No two people are the same—in their interests or their aspirations, which is why we have taken the standard of excellence and care you would expect from a proven college prep experience and made it personal.

Brought to life by an exceptional faculty, Pomfret is a more human kind of school. We are both bold and practical in our approach—intensely focused on the needs of our students and pragmatic in our efforts to prepare them for the joys and rigors of college, work, and life. Our classrooms are vibrant and engaging, our dorms foster deep personal relationships, and our advisory system encourages intergenerational connections that truly distinguish us from many other great schools. With limitless opportunities for you to explore the things that excite you, you’ll emerge confident in your abilities and excited for the future.

An aerial view of the Pomfret School campus.

The Hilltop

Set on 500-acres, Pomfret has been called one of the most beautiful schools in the world. Our hilltop campus was designed by the celebrated Beaux-Arts architect Ernest Flagg and world-renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

A windmill farm.

Experiential Travel

Visit places like Costa Rica, Spain, Germany, Peru, Morocco, Vermont, and Maine while earning course credit and return home transformed and eager to share what you learned with others.

A Pomfret student learning about astronomy with a large telescope.

Certificate Tracks

A college major for high school students. Choose from STEM, sustainability, social justice, artistic expression, global citizenship and leadership. Certificates are listed on your diploma and transcript.

Celebrity chef Ming Tsai

Schwartz Visiting Fellows

World-renowned experts have been visiting Pomfret since 1989. Past fellows include animal science professor Temple Grandin; author Bill Bryson; human rights activist Madame Jehan Sadat; historian David McCullough; and celebrity chef Ming Tsai.

A Pomfret Student speaking during chapel.

Chapel Talks

Every member of the senior class is required to deliver a short talk in front of the whole school as a condition of graduation. These chapel talks raise our community up, remind us of what it means to be human, and challenge us to be our truest selves.

An aerial view of Pomfret students doing yoga on the lawn.


Using the six foundational dimensions of wellbeing as a framework, we offer a rich array of experiences, practices, and tools that you can use to manage stress and live a better life.

Real Talk

"You don't realize how special this place is until you leave."

Sarah R., Alum

"The school's commitment to nurturing individual growth and fostering a supportive community truly sets it apart. Pomfret’s small class size allows for personalized attention, and the diverse array of courses provides freedom to explore a wide range of subjects. This freedom helped to ignite my son’s curiosity and empowered him to pursue subjects of particular interest. As a proud parent, I am thrilled to say that Pomfret not only prepared my son for success in college, but also instilled in him the skills, values, and passion needed to excel in life."

Alice C., Parent

"I had already learned to make my home in a dorm room, make my peers my family, and look to my teachers for guidance outside the classroom. I felt so at ease during my first year at college, all thanks to Pomfret."

Ever H., Alum

"Pomfret offers that rare combination of excellent academics, top-level athletic programming, and a strong sense of community and school spirit. The campus is absolutely beautiful and with 500+ acres the facilities can't be beat. In fact, the facilities are better than most small colleges. The low student-teacher ratio ensures student learning. Pomfret hockey, boys and girls soccer and boys and girls basketball are annually among the top rated prep school teams every year and seem to always make the NEPSAC tournament."

Jim B., Parent

"I had a very positive experience at Pomfret. I made incredible friends and feel like I grew as a person. I certainly did not consider myself an athlete before coming to Pomfret, but I was encouraged to try crew my freshman year and it has become one of my passions (I still row today). The course load is heavy, but Pomfret offers many classes that are not typically offered in high school, and you feel like you get a taste of everything. The feeling of community and togetherness allows you to feel good about trying new things. I think back on my four years at Pomfret often and can't help but smile. I always look forward to coming back to the Hilltop."

Mike T., Alum
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