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 332 students hailing from 20 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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • 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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Miss Porter's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Miss Porter's School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1843
1907
Campus Size
50 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
335 students
300 students
% Students of Color
32%
26%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
65%
70%
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%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$128 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$68,725
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$55,340
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$30,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
40%
58%
Director of Admissions
Sarah Quinn

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
34
23
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

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 (2022-23)

  • 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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