Miss Porter's School

60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
Tel: 860-409-3530
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 321 students
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Founded in 1843 by lifelong scholar and educator, Sarah Porter, Miss Porter`s School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades nine through 12.
Located in the center of Farmington, Conn., Porter`s offers a diverse high school experience with 320 students hailing from 27 states and representing 16 countries.
The school educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens who will shape a changing world.
For more information, please visit www.porters.org.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Miss Porter's School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1843 1910
Campus Size 50 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 321 students 300 students
% Students of Color
23%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
66%
67%
Average SAT Score 1875 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1710 - 2040 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 18 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $111 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,575 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,950 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $24,548 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 68 -
Acceptance Rate
48%
56%
Director of AdmissionsKim Mount

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 44 24
ExtracurricularsAIDS Awareness Club, Am I (Analyzing Media Intellectually, Internally & Internationally), Animal Rights Club, Anime Club, Archives Club, Art Appreciation Club, ASIA Club, Athletic Association, Christian Fellowship, Concordia (community service club), Culture Club, Debate Team, Democratic Club, Earth Club, French Club, HACIA Democracy Club, Hispanic Cultural Club, International Student Awareness Club, Jewish Student Union, Knitting Club, LOV (Ladies of Vitality), MAFIA (Making Amateur Fun of Improv Arts), Model UN, Perilhettes (senior singing group), Players Mandolin Performance Troupe,

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Avon Old Farms School (3.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 409 students 3.9 mi500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    800-464-2866
    3.99-12, PG409
  • Grades: 9-12, PG

    6-12, PG (day)
     | 250 students
    8.8 mi230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-4200
    8.89-12, PG

    6-12, PG (day)
    250
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 390 students 11.9 mi995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860) 408 3060
    11.99-12, PG390
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 650 students 13.1 miOffice of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
    860-687-6400
    13.19-12, PG650
  • Grades: 8-12, PG | 398 students 15.8 mi10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203) 439-7250
    15.88-12, PG398
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