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 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.

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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
 | 2020 School Data
Miss Porter's SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18431907
Campus Size50 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment332 students310 students
% Students of Color
39%
25%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
67%
70%
Average SAT Score1280* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1190 - 1370-
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3218
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
88%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$128 million$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,325$58,260
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$50,185$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
34%
38%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$27,500$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT87%-
Acceptance Rate
48%
57%
Director of AdmissionsSarah Quinn

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1816
SportsAlpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3424
ExtracurricularsClub 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

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