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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Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
226 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Ethel Walker School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, Human Geography, Latin, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, US History
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Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School (Day only): $40,148 Middle School (5-Day Boarding): $60,834 Middle School (7-Day Boarding): $65,916 Upper School Day: $48,474 Upper School Boarding: $65,916 International Student: $68,866
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Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Aline Rossiter
Admissions Associate
Amy Paul
Endowment Size
$24.79 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
51 extracurriculars
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

  • 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.
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The average private school tuition in Hartford County, CT is $20,557 for elementary schools and $35,059 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hartford County, CT is 63% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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