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

Welcome to Rectory School

A Personalized Learning Journey

Rectory School, nestled on 138 acres in Pomfret, Connecticut, is a distinguished K-9 private institution renowned as a "Junior Boarding School." Offering both 5-day and 7-day boarding options for students in grades 5-9, Rectory ensures a comprehensive educational experience.

Our commitment at Rectory is understanding your child. Recognizing that every student learns uniquely, we provide an environment where individuality is celebrated. Surrounded by dedicated adults who believe in their potential, students are empowered with tailored tools to thrive according to their learning styles. Embracing challenges beyond their comfort zones, students cultivate invaluable life skills amidst a supportive community.

Central to Rectory's ethos is our capacity to craft personalized learning paths for each student. Through our acclaimed Learning Services Program, students acquire subject-specific proficiencies, hone executive-functioning skills, and receive the necessary remediation and enrichment to excel academically and beyond.

At Rectory, our holistic approach extends across academics, athletics, arts, and residential life, all grounded in our School Creed: Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, and Compassion. Graduating from Rectory, students not only possess a robust academic foundation but also emerge with a profound sense of ethical and social responsibility, equipped for a lifetime of success.

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


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: