Miss Porter's School

60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
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 334 students hailing from 27 states and representing 30 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,725
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $55,340
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Miss Porter's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Miss Porter's School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1843
1906
Campus Size
50 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
335 students
320 students
% Students of Color
32%
25%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
65%
67%
Average ACT score
30
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
88%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$128 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$68,725
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$55,340
$35,000
Summer Program Cost
$1,500
(All programs cost the same.)
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$30,000
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
40%
60%
Director of Admissions
Sarah Quinn

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
34
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Asian Student Alliance, Astronomy Club, Black Latinx Alliance, Blockchain Club, Christian Fellowship, Community Service Club, Debate Club, Earth Club, Economy and Finance Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Girls Who Code, International Student Advisory, Jewish Student Union, Literary Magazine, Mental Health Alliance, Model UN, Politics Club, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Tour Guides, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A cappella, Choir, Dance Workshop, Digital Art, Drawing, Filmmaking, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Painting, Pottery, Printmaking, Theater and tech

School Notes

  • Miss Porter's School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Notable Alumnae - www.porters.org/alumnae
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Miss Porter's School cost?
Miss Porter's School's tuition is approximately $68,725 for boarding students and $55,340 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Miss Porter's School?
The acceptance rate of Miss Porter's School is 40%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Miss Porter's School?
Miss Porter's School famous alumni include: Notable Alumnae.
What sports does Miss Porter's School offer?
Miss Porter's School offers 24 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Riding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. Miss Porter's School is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
Does Miss Porter's School offer a summer program?
Yes, Miss Porter's School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Miss Porter's School's ranking?
Miss Porter's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Highest endowment/student, Most sports offered and High ACT scores.
When is the application deadline for Miss Porter's School?
The application deadline for Miss Porter's School is Jan. 15.

Alumni Reviews Review School

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Description

Class of 2016
5.00
Pitzer College
Two defining factors about Miss Porter's is the sense of community and the ability for students to create lasting connections with teachers. The community fostered by the students and faculty at Porter's is unlike any. . .

Class of 2016
5.00
William & Mary
Miss Porter's has unique traditions unlike any other school aimed at including students and making them feel like part of a campus community, such as the school ring tradition. Part of the fun is learning. . .

Class of 2012
5.00
Smith College
I would definitely have to say that something unique about Porter's is the connection between Alumnae (called "Ancients") and students. The ability to talk about shared experiences and traditions across generations is something I rarely. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,725
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $55,340
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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