The Ethel Walker School

230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: 860-408-4200
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 251 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 
2016 School Data
The Ethel Walker Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12, PG 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1911 1910
Campus Size 175 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 251 students 298 students
% Students of Color
30%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
57%
70%
Average SAT Score n/a * 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 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
69%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $15 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,550 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,550
($36,250 Middle School)
$28,200
Tuition international students $61,500 $47,400
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of AdmissionsJenny Reynolds

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

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

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
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