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.
The School empowers its students to lead with integrity, confidence, courage and conviction.
Members of this diverse community are dedicated to scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness and service.
Walker's welcomes girls in grades 6 through 12.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
The Ethel Walker Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12, PG 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12, PG Pre-K-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1911 1910
Campus Size 300 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 258 students 298 students
% Students of Color 26% 20%
% International Students 19% 20%
% Students Boarding 62% 67%
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 No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $15 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,450 $49,270
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
($36,200 Middle School)
Tuition international students $59,400 $46,300
% Students on Financial Aid 45% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


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


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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 1 23
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 Grades Students
  • Simsbury, CT
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860) 408 3060
    3.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 390 students
  • Avon, CT
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    4.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 409 students
  • Farmington, CT
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    8.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 321 students
  • Windsor, CT
    Office of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
    9.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 650 students
  • Suffield, CT
    Suffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
    13.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 415 students
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