The Rectory School

An Independent, Coed, Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (Early Childhood-9)

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High Value Learning: Sleep Maximizes Learning
Erin Hayden, Director of CARe

Is your child getting enough sleep? Children acquire vast amounts of new information each day through their senses, in their environment, and in the classroom. It is during sleep that a child's brain cements new information to memory and makes connections to seemingly distantly related ideas.

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Rectory Student Wins First Place In Statewide Film Contest
Stacey Sherman, President of The Sherman Group

The Rectory School in Pomfret has a lot to be proud of, and the list just got longer. Rectory student Jeffrey Wang just won first place in the Envision Kindness statewide student film contest. Equally as exciting, as a result of the experience of participating in the contest, Ryan T. Finnegan of Rectory's English Department noted that "...students were going out of their way to produce simple acts of kindness."

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Rectory School Opens New Academic Building with Ribbon Cutting
Dawn Chmura, Director of Communications

Rectory celebrated the opening of the new academic addition with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on January 23. Rectory students and faculty were excited to walk through, and more importantly, occupy the space for the first time on Monday.

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Middle School Academic Awards
Paul Gray, Communications Associate

On Friday, December 9 during morning assembly, Rectory hosted our Fall Term Awards for our Middle School students. We honored students for academic honors, effort honors, academic and effort honors, and Distinguished Academic Awards in which some teachers nominated students from their classes. The honors and awards were to recognize and congratulate students for their high grades and effort marks in all their classes. The Distinguished Academic Awards were for teachers to recognize a student who has been going above and beyond in the classroom and who exemplifies the Rectory Tenets in their schoolwork and interactions with their classmates in class. Mr. Williams began the ceremony by congratulating all students for not only an excellent term in the classroom but on the athletic fields and dorms, as well.

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Rectory Teachers Should Wear Body Cams
Mary Lou Seaward, Rectory's Head Elf

As a "picture person," I have snapped a few photos documenting acts of kindness at Rectory, but imagine if the adults at Rectory wore body cams... The results would be a glimpse into the demonstration of character that we witness in our hallways, on the athletic fields, and on our dorms.

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Holiday Pops Concert
Dawn Chmura, Director of Communications

Rectory's Holiday Pops Concert was a lovely way to ring in the season.

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HEADLINES: In Contentious Times, Rectory Works to Respect All
Fred Williams, Headmaster

On November 28 Rectory faculty spent the day discussing the emotional safety so important in any community, and our individual roles in assuring that safety. We were assisted in our efforts by keynote speaker Jarrett Matthis, an alumnus of Berkshire School, Dartmouth College, and Fordham Law School. While he is currently engaged in a myriad of tasks designed to help others, a key project is developing his non-profit organization, Empowering Ourselves.

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High Value Learning: Position-Evidence-Significance Method
Scott Greene, Director of Learning Services

One of the goals we set for our teachers at The Rectory School is to have students use writing across all academic disciplines as much as possible. Read about how three Rectory teachers have developed a method that can be used by tutors and teachers alike to support our students in answering questions that are related to textual reading.

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Dawn Chmura

YOU KNOW RECTORY! You know the Legendary Faculty who guide, mentor, and inspire your children to do and BE the best they can. You know the Individualized Approach that allows your children to build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. You know the High-Value Learning that takes place in our classrooms, on the athletic fields, and in the dormitories that encourage your children to apply what they have learned to new and novel situations. You know that Rectory is More Than a Community, We're a Family. You know that Rectory helps your children build the confidence in themselves that results in a strong Foundation for Life.

Don't you think other children would benefit from all that Rectory has to offer? If so, please encourage their parents to join us on Tuesday, November 8 for our Open House. There's still time to register, simply click here.

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