The Ethel Walker School

230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: 860-408-4200
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 258 students
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Since 1911, Walker’s has been recognized as one of the nation’s finest college-preparatory schools for young women.
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The School empowers its students to lead with integrity, confidence, courage and conviction.
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Members of this diverse community are dedicated to scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness and service.
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Walker's welcomes girls in grades 6 through 12.
Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Ethel Walker Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12, PG 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12, PG 7-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1911 1909
Campus Size 300 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 258 students 295 students
% Students of Color 26% 19%
% International Students 19% 20%
% Students Boarding 62% 68%
Average SAT Score 1724 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1620 - 2120 -
Average ACT score 23 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $15 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,450 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,000
($36,200 Middle School)
$27,675
Tuition international students $59,400 $45,400
% Students on Financial Aid 45% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 65% -
Acceptance Rate 66% 57%
Director of AdmissionsJenny Reynolds

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 1 24
ExtracurricularsWalker's Activities Board (WAB)

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Walker's welcomes girls in grades 6-12, blending the strengths and advantages of boarding and day schools to create a vibrant learning community (boarding grades 9-12, day grades 6-12). The School offers more than 140 courses, with 19 AP classes and 22 honors sections, and expects our students to be involved in a variety of athletic and extra-curricular opportunities. Our graduates are fully prepared to succeed and excel at the college or university of their choice. Our location in Simsbury, CT is convenient to major airports and other transportation.

  • School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, CAIS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Westminster School (3.5 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Simsbury, CTWestminster School
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860) 408 3060
    3.5 mi | 390 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Avon, CTAvon Old Farms School
    All-boys 
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    800-464-2866
    4.9 mi | 409 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Farmington, CTMiss Porter's School
    All-girls 
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    860-409-3530
    8.8 mi | 320 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Windsor, CTThe Loomis Chaffee School
    Office of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
    860-687-6400
    9.8 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Suffield, CTSuffield Academy
    Suffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
    860-386-4440
    13.2 mi | 415 students | Gr. 9-12
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