Ethel Walker School

  • Since 1911, Walker's has been recognized as one of the nation's finest college-preparatory schools for young women.
  • The School empowers girls 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, including a Post Graduate study program.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1911

Student Body

Total Students226 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeEthel Walker School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
84%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, Human Geography, Latin, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, US History,
Average SAT score1250
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(https://www.ethelwalker.org/students/home/dress-code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$64,000
Tuition NotesMiddle School (Day only): $39,200 Middle School (5-Day Boarding): $59,100 Upper School Day: $47,100 Upper School Boarding: $64,000 International Student: $66,950
% on Financial Aid
56%
Average Financial Aid Grant$35,000
Acceptance Rate
48%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAline Rossiter
Admissions AssociateElizabeth Greenberg
Endowment Size$24.79 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Fit, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WeightliftingAlpine SkiingBallet,
BasketballCross Country,
Cross FitDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.51 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Anime Club, Art and Literary Magazine, Art for Charity, Asian Club, Astronomy Club, Badminton, Baking, Bee Club, Black Student Union, Cicerone Society Student Tour Guides, Cooking Club, Dance, Debate, FBLA, Film Society, Garden Club, Habitat for Humanity, Justice League, Knitting, Latin American Student Organization, Multicultural Society, Photography, Random Acts of Kindness, Riding, Robotics, Self Defense, WINGS Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Yearbook, Young Democrats Club, Young Republicans Club

Arts and Music Programs:
A cappella, African Drumming, Ceramics, Chamber Ensemble, Choir, Digital Media, Drawing, Gospel Choir, Guitar Society, Harmonious Bells, Improv, Music Theory, Orchestra, Painting, Photography, Rock Band, Step Club, Textile Design, Videography, Voce Felice

School Notes

  • Along with each application, we require students to submit: - SSAT Scores - Transcripts for the past three(3) years - Recommendations from Math, English, and your School Counselor or Principal. We also require students to interview with one of our Admission Counselors and we strongly recommend that an on-campus visit accompany that interview. You can schedule a visit Monday-Friday during the academic day by calling our Admission Office at 860-408-4200. 

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