The Ethel Walker School

230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: 860-408-4200
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  • Since 1911, Walker`s has been recognized as one of the nation`s finest college-preparatory schools for young women.
  • The School empowers its students to lead with integrity, confidence, courage and conviction.
  • Members of this diverse community are dedicated to scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness and service. Walker's welcomes girls in grades 6 through 12.
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
The Ethel WalkerBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG9-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19111910
Campus Size175 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment251 students300 students
% Students of Color
30%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
57%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1616
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$15 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,550$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,550
($36,250 Middle School)
$28,270
Tuition international students$61,500$47,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsJenny Reynolds

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Walker's welcomes girls in grades 6-12, blending the strengths and advantages of boarding and day schools to create a vibrant learning community (boarding grades 9-12, day grades 6-12). The School offers more than 140 courses, with 19 AP classes and 22 honors sections, and expects our students to be involved in a variety of athletic and extra-curricular opportunities. Our graduates are fully prepared to succeed and excel at the college or university of their choice. Our location in Simsbury, CT is convenient to major airports and other transportation.
  • School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, CAIS
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