An Independent, Coed Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (K-9) in Washington, CT


What is the student enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year?

Rumsey enrolled 337 students in the 2016-2017 School year. The Lower School (K - IIIrd Form; Grades K-5) enrolled 89 day students. The Upper School (IVth - VIIth Forms; Grades 6-9) enrolled 107 day students and 141 boarding students. The student body is represented by 27 local communities, 15 states, 11 countries and two US territories.

Are there classes on Saturday?

On most Saturdays there are classes. There are three Activity Weekends per term when there are no Saturday classes. Students may take a long weekend on an Activity Weekend leaving at 1pm on Friday (unless the student has an athletic contest) and returning to campus by 7pm that Sunday. Activity Weekend dates are announced prior to the start of each term and can be found on the regular school calendar.

Is there a uniform or a Dress Code?

Yes, there is a dress code. Please refer to Rumsey’s Student/Parent Handbook or visit the Dress Code page on our website for dress requirements.

Is there internet in the dormitories?

Rumsey Hall's wireless network allows for appropriately monitored access to the internet limited to between 6:30am and 9:45pm.

Are students allowed to bring cell phones on campus?

The Rumsey Hall campus does not have cell service. Students may have cell phones for travel purposes.

How should a parent/child handle homesickness?

The main contact between each family and the School is the student’s advisor. If a parent receives a ‘homesick’ phone call, please direct the student to his advisor. As a parent, please contact your child’s advisor to inform them of the homesickness.

Where can my child purchase basic necessities such as toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo?

Rumsey Hall has a School Store that offers the basic necessities. There are opportunities on some weekends to purchase items at area stores.