Miss Porter's School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: 8604093530
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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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/10/2016
    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. . .
  • Providence College
    Traditions! There is nothing like the kind of bonding that a Porter's girl gets from the traditions she will experience during her 4 years at MPS. The traditions are kept a secret up until a. . .
  • Dartmouth
    Miss Porter's School is a school built on tradition, and a common goal of achieving excellence. We have mandatory community service hours, rigorous classes, excellent sports, and most of all a community that truly cares. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Miss Porter's SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-126-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18431910
Campus Size50 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment313 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$113 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,191$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


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

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1714
SportsAlpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations4523
ExtracurricularsAm I (Analyzing Media Intellectually, Internally & Internationally), Animal Rights Club, Art Appreciation Club, Asian Club, Athletic Association, Christian Fellowship Club, Concordia (community service club), Debate Club, French Club, Hispanic Cultural Club, Jewish Student Union, Model UN, Perilhettes (senior singing group), Players Mandolin Performance Troupe, Salmagundy (newspaper), Science Bowl, Society for National and International Affairs, STAND, Stock Market Club, Student Activities, Student Peace Alliance, Tour Guides (admissions), Watu Wazuri (multicultural organization)

Club or Organization:
AIDS Awareness Club, Archive Club, Culture Club, Democrats Club, Earth Club, HACIA Democracy Club, International Student Club, Knitting Club, LOV (Ladies of Vitality), Republican Club, Sister-to-Sister, Spectrum, Spirit Squad, Sushi Club, Tea Club, UBUNTU (Africa Club), Warm Hands, Warm Hearts, Youth in Action Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Animation Club, MAFIA (Making Amateur Fun of Improv Arts), Poetry Club

School Notes

  • 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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