The Ethel Walker School

230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: 860-408-4200
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 250 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.
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 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 250 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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 1:6 1:7
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $15 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,550 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
($36,250 Middle School)
Tuition international students $61,500 $47,425
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, 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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