Miss Porter's School

60 Main Street,
Farmington, CT 06032
Tel: 860-409-3530
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 320 students
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 
2014 School Data
Miss Porter's School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 8-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1843 1909
Campus Size 50 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 320 students 295 students
% Students of Color 23% 19%
% International Students 16% 20%
% Students Boarding 65% 68%
Average SAT Score 1912 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1710 - 2080 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No 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 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 18 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 59% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $110 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,475 $48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,055 $26,800
% Students on Financial Aid 42% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,470 $20,074
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 68% -
Acceptance Rate 48% 57%
Director of Admissions Liz Schmitt  

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 25
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
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Notable Alumnae - www.porters.org/alumnae

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