Miss Porter's School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
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 313 students hailing from 21 states and representing 17 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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  • 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 Stars  
    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. . .
  • 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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Definition of Terms 
2019 School Data
Miss Porter's SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-125-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18431909
Campus Size50 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment313 students318 students
% Students of Color
29%
22%
% International Students
14%
20%
% Students Boarding
64%
67%
Average SAT Score1240* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1180 - 1330-
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2217
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
92%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$113 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,970$56,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$47,485$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,191$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT87%-
Acceptance Rate
48%
55%
Director of AdmissionsSarah Quinn

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1716
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 Organizations4523
ExtracurricularsAcapella, Am I (Analyzing Media Intellectually, Internally & Internationally), Animal Rights, Animal Rights Club, Annie Ambassadors, Art Appreciation Club, Asian Club, Athletic Association, Christian Fellowship Club, Community Service (TASC), Concordia (community service club), Drama Tech (Technical Theatre), Flying Disc Club, Foosball Club, Haggis/Baggis (creative writing), Law Enforcement, Modern Dance, Navy Marine Club, Order of St. Michael, Peer Mediation, Tour Guides (admissions), Verities, Watu Wazuri (multicultural organization)

Club or Organization:
AIDS Awareness Club, Archive Club, Art Studio, Destination Imagination, Filmmaking, Fly Fishing, Gator Globe (Interational Student Newspaper), Guitar, Hunting Club, Jewish Student Union, Society for National and International Affairs, Spectrum, Surfing Club, Talisman Literary Magazine, UBUNTU (Africa Club), Volleyball, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts, Youth in Action Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Animation Club, Big/Little Siblings, Mathletes

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
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