Miss Porter's School

60 Main Street,
Farmington, CT, 06032-0679
     Tel: (860)409-3500
Grades: 9 - 12 | 311 students
Sarah Porter founded Miss Porter's School in 1843 in Farmington.
Miss Porter's School excels at preparing young women for college, for leadership, and for life.
Our attentive, diverse boarding and day community provides a demanding curriculum — academic, artistic, athletic, and residential.
We challenge our students to become informed, bold, resourceful, and ethical global citizens.
We expect our graduates to shape a changing world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Laboratory Schools
Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1843

Student Body

Total Students 311 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 63%
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
Average SAT score 1939
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(specified standards)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $50,455
Tuition Notes Boarding - $50,455 Day - $40,245
% on Financial Aid 34%
Average Financial Aid Grant $27,817
Acceptance Rate 48%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Liz Schmitt

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Nw Village School-wheeler Clinic (3.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Joni''s Child Care & Preschool (2.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Farmington KinderCare (1.5 miles away)
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  • FarmingtonFarmington KinderCare
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    35 South Road
    FarmingtonCT06032
    (860)677-1810
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.5 mi | 55 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • FarmingtonJoni''s Child Care & Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    3 Eastview Dr
    FarmingtonCT06032
    (860)677-5878
    Daycare / Preschool
    2.3 mi | 10 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • FarmingtonScotts Swamp KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    197 Scotts Swamp Road, Bldg 2
    FarmingtonCT06032
    (860)676-8298
    Daycare / Preschool
    2.4 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • New BritainPope John Paul Ii
      (Roman Catholic)
    221 Farmington Ave
    New BritainCT06053
    (860)225-4275
      (Roman Catholic)
    3.4 mi | 202 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • PlainvilleNw Village School-wheeler Clinic
    Special Education School
    91 Northwest Drive
    PlainvilleCT06062
    (860)747-6801
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    3.5 mi | 212 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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