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Quadry Anderson '09

We checked back in with Quadry Anderson ‘09 who uprooted his life from the hustle and bustle of New York City and established himself on the quiet, country campus of Rectory School in Pomfret. One of few people in Rectory history who can claim to be student, alumnus, coach, and faculty, Anderson feels like he can relate to everyone at Rectory because--at one time or another--he was in their shoes. 


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Darcey Bastow '14

Darcey Bastow '14 was no stranger to Rectory when she got the call from Head of School Fred Williams, asking if she would like to join the faculty. Darcey had grown up on the Rectory Campus, and her ties to the community run deep. Joining the Faculty felt like coming home.


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Hilary Gerson Axtmayer smiles at the camera while standing in an outdoor setting wearing a white Hole in the Wall Gang shirt

Hilary Gerson Axtmayer ‘97 came to Rectory school following the footsteps of her sister Emily, who was having a wonderful experience at the school. While Hilary only attended Rectory School for two years in seventh and eighth grade, those two years helped shape the trajectory of her life. At Rectory, Hilary learned the importance of community and belonging to something bigger than herself. For her, schoolwork was just the beginning; the connections made with the faculty, coaches, and peers are what truly resonated with her.

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Phil Marzelli stands in the restaurant kitchen where he serves as executive chef. He wears a white shirt and black apron.

Philip Marzelli ‘06 has been cooking professionally since 2009, but his passion for the craft began way before that. Phil recalls always being in the kitchen with his mother growing up. During breaks from Rectory, they would spend countless hours creating delicious recipes, and from that point on, he knew he wanted to be a chef.

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A headshot of Zee Krstic. He stands in front of a pink background wearing a plaid shirt and dark sweater.

At the beginning of 2006, 11 year old Zee Krstic’s `10 mother knew he needed something different, and that is what brought him from city life in New York to country life at Rectory School. It was a process, but it all worked out in the end. Zee found what he needed at Rectory, and the balance he achieved here served him well each step of his journey, full circle, back to New York City.

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Yeo Bi Choic stands in front of a floral trellis. She wears a red sweater and has sunglasses atop her head.

Yeo Bi Choi `10 was a self-described naive and care-free 13 year old from Seoul, Korea when her family decided, based on the recommendation of a relative living in New Jersey, to send her to school in New England. Once the region was determined, Rectory School appeared on their radar.

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