The Ethel Walker School

230 Bushy Hill Road,
Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: 860-408-4200
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 258 students
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 
2013 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 1907
Campus Size 300 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 258 students 300 students
% Students of Color 26% 18%
% 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

Acadmics 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 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $15 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,300 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$37,950 $26,300
Tuition international students $53,300 $44,500
% 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 Admissions Missy Shea  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
AP 2-D Design AP 3-D Design
AP Biology AP Calculus (AB)
AP Chemistry AP Chinese
AP Economics AP English Literature
AP Environmental Science AP European History
AP French AP Latin Literature
AP Latin Vergil AP Physics B
AP Psychology AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature AP Statistics
AP U.S. History

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 27 24
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International, Asian Club, Big Seven, Choir, Cicerone Society, Community Service, Curriculum Committee, Environmental Issues, Ethel Walker Athletic Council (EWAC), Feminist Issues, Grapes, Habitat for Humanity, Homeless Project, International Club, Issues Awareness, Judiciary Committee, Martin Luther King Day Committee, Northfield League, Peer Readers, Pepperpot Staff, Proctors, Riding Club, Selecting Educational Enrichment Events Committee (SEEE), Senate, Sundial,

College Matriculation

Year: 2011-2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University 2
Suffolk University 2
University of Hartford 2
Baylor University 1
Bentley University 1
College of Charleston 1
Hampton University 1
Smith College 1
University of New Haven 1
Western New England University 1
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 school is Westminster School (3.2 miles away)
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  • FarmingtonMiss Porter's School
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  • WindsorThe Loomis Chaffee School
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    860-687-6400
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  • SuffieldSuffield Academy
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