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Rumsey Hall Celebrates International Women's Day by Honoring Our Founder, Lillias Rumsey Sanford

On October 1, 1900, Lillias Rumsey Sanford of Seneca Falls, New York founded the second private nondenominational pre-preparatory school in the United States! It was called “The Terrace: Mrs. Sanford’s School for Boys” and was located in a mansion which Lillias Sanford’s father had built called Rumsey Hall. 

Read more about our remarkable founder's idea to create an exceptional and longstanding school of excellence in this article published by The Hartford Courant in 1940:

At Rumsey Hall, the CT boarding and private day school, we applaud the energy and strength of all of our women faculty and staff members! We appreciate your hard work and the many ways you give to make our community thrive.