The Ethel Walker School
The Ethel Walker School Photo #2 - Seniors on Graduation - Seniors pose in front of the Chapel steps for a fun photo in celebration of their graduation.
The Ethel Walker School Photo #3 - Community Partnerships - Students are required to participate in a community partnership program each year. This student is working on a portrait for The Memory Project.
The Ethel Walker School Photo #4 - Dorm Life - Students gather around the common area in our newest dorm to hang out, study, watch Netflix, and even bake!
The Ethel Walker School Photo #7 - Our 75-acre campus makes it ideal for a nice trail ride around the property after a lesson or as a nice change of scenery after a recent show. Riding is offered all year round and available to riders of all levels.
The Ethel Walker School Photo #8 - Dancers enjoying our new studios with sprung floors and wall-to-wall mirrors. Dance is offered all three seasons at various levels, including Walker's own dance company, Dance Workshop.
The Ethel Walker School Photo #9 - Skiiers coming off the mountain after a successful race at Ski Sundown.
- The Ethel Walker School is an independent, college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades six through 12 plus a postgraduate year.
- Boarding is offered for students in grades seven through twelve, including Post Graduate students.
- Since 1911, The Ethel Walker School has excelled at preparing students to make a difference in the world.
- Members of this diverse community are dedicated to scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness, and service.
- The satisfaction of achievement and joy of friendship are fundamental principles as the School empowers girls to lead with integrity, respect, confidence, courage, conviction and a love of learning.
|Definition of Terms|
| 2020 School Data
|The Ethel Walker||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered (Boarding)||7-12, PG||9-12|
|Grades Offered (Day)||6-12, PG||9-12|
|Campus Size||175 acres||120 acres|
|Enrollment||236 students||310 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1250||* National Avg. »View|
|SAT range (25th-75th percentile)||1150 - 1375||-|
|Average ACT score||26||*National Avg. » View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Shirt with a collar and either tailored pants, fingertip-length shorts, or a skirt from Tommy Hilfiger. Sweaters must be ordered from Walker's Tommy Hilfiger website and include a logo.)
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:7||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||12||18|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$24.79 million||$22 million|
(Middle School 5-Day: $60,834, 7-Day: $65,916)
($40148 Middle School Day)
|Tuition international students||$68,866||$52,900|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$35,000||$25,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Aline Rossiter|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Elizabeth Greenberg|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||12||18|
|Courses||Advanced Biology, Advanced Calculus, Advanced Calculus - 2, Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Economics, Advanced English - Literature and Medicine, Advanced Human Geography, Advanced Latin; Vergil, Advanced Physics, Advanced Psychology, Advanced Spanish, Advanced U.S. History|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||16||16|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Riding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||43||24|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
Amnesty International, Anime Club, Art for Charity, Asian Club, Astronomy Club, Bee Club, Black Student Union (BSU), CHANGE Club, Cicerone Society, Cooking Club, Daemon Club (Art & Literary Magazine), Dance Club, Debate Club, Film Society, Forte Ensemble, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Gifts from the Heart, Habitat for Humanity, Justice League, LASO (Latin American Student Organization), Middle School Garden Club, Multicultural Society, Pepperpot (Yearbook), Photography Club, Random Acts of Kindness, Robotics Club (The Wirecats), Self Defense and Martial Art Club, Step Club, The Wave Cafe, Walker's Wheelers, Wings (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)
Arts and Music Programs:
African Drumming, Choir, Choristers (Middle School), Gospel Choir, Grapes a cappella, Guitar Society, Harmonious Bells, Orchestra, Voce Felice
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Adventure, Personal Fitness, Yoga
|Year: 2003 - 2018||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Mount Holyoke College||12|
|New York University||12|
|Southern Methodist University||10|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- Walker`s has a strong reputation in three areas: high academic standards that stretch students and motivate them to direct their own learning, the spirit of our all-girls community, and the individual attention we focus on our students. At Walker`s, girls in our Middle School, Upper School plus our postgraduate program pursue their passions, find their voice, take risks, try new things, and make lifelong friends.
- The Ethel Walker School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, CAIS
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