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

A Day in the Life

7:00 am Breakfast

The nourishing start of a busy and productive day

7:40 am Dorm Check Off

Students make their beds and tidy their rooms, acquiring organizational habits.

8:00 am Morning Meeting

The community gathers for general announcements, a daily news report and Captains’ Reports.

8:30 am Start of Classes

Students attend eight 40-minute periods.

10:36 am Recess

The School community takes a break to enjoy a snack and socialize.

12:23 pm Lunch

Meals are served family style with a student prefect leading each table. Seating assignments change every two weeks.

1:55 pm Extra Help

During this daily period, teachers offer individualized extra help or extra challenge.

3:00 pm Athletics

Every Rumsey student participates in afternoon athletics or activities.

5:00 pm Free Time

Students relax after a busy day.

6:00 pm Dinner

Faculty families dine with students and encourage conversation and good table manners, helping each student develop important social skills.

7:00 pm Study Hall

This 90-minute proctored study hall ensures students have ample time and structure to complete their homework.

9:30-10:30 pm Lights Out

After free time, dorm parents oversee preparation for bedtime to ensure students get the rest they need.