Who We Are

Inspiring Students since 1900

DSC_3172.JPGRumsey Hall School in Washington, Connecticut, is a coeducational boarding and country day school for boys and girls in Kindergarten through Grade Nine.

Situated in the foothills of northwestern Connecticut's Berkshire Mountains, Washington (population 4,000) is 43 miles west of Hartford, Connecticut and 80 miles northeast of New York City. The 147 acre campus is surrounded by beautiful wooded hills and the scenic Bantam River.

Founded in 1900 by Mrs. Lillias Rumsey Sanford in Seneca Falls, New York, the school moved to larger quarters in Cornwall, Connecticut in 1907 and to the present campus in 1948. Thomas W. Farmen, the school's fifth Headmaster, was appointed in 1985.

 Since its inception, the school has retained its original mission:

"Rumsey Hall School is committed to a whole child approach to education and believes that teaching academics and teaching an attitude of mind are of equal importance.  The School emphasizes effort as a criterion for success and is dedicated to helping each child develop toward his or her maximum stature as an educated person, a successful member of a family and a contributing member of a community."

Rumsey Hall prepares its students for the discipline required in secondary schools and beyond, through small classes, a tightly-knit dormitory life, a wide range of sports, extracurricular programs and sound academics.