Miss Porter's School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
Tel: 8604093530
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 325 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.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/10/2016
    William & Mary
    Miss Porter's has unique traditions unlike any other school aimed at including students and making them feel like part of a campus community, such as the school ring tradition. Part of the fun is learning. . .

  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars   9/11/2012
    Smith College
    I would definitely have to say that something unique about Porter's is the connection between Alumnae (called "Ancients") and students. The ability to talk about shared experiences and traditions across generations is something I rarely. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   3/19/2012
    Providence College
    Traditions! There is nothing like the kind of bonding that a Porter's girl gets from the traditions she will experience during her 4 years at MPS. The traditions are kept a secret up until a. . .

  • Class of 1999
    5 Stars   7/21/2008
    Dartmouth
    Miss Porter's School is a school built on tradition, and a common goal of achieving excellence. We have mandatory community service hours, rigorous classes, excellent sports, and most of all a community that truly cares. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Miss Porter's School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
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 325 students 298 students
% Students of Color
28%
20%
% International Students
17%
20%
% Students Boarding
65%
70%
Average SAT Score 1872 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1680 - 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 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 22 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
79%
69%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $111 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,700 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,660 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
34%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $23,883 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 66% -
Acceptance Rate
42%
57%
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 23
ExtracurricularsAIDS Awareness Club, Am I (Analyzing Media Intellectually, Internally & Internationally), Animal Rights Club, Animation Club, Archive Club, Art Appreciation Club, Asian Club, Athletic Association, Christian Fellowship Club, Concordia (community service club), Culture Club, Debate Club, Democrats Club, Earth Club, French Club, HACIA Democracy Club, Hispanic Cultural Club, International Student 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
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