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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $49,500
  • Acceptance rate: 48%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

Ethel Walker School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1911

Student Body

Total Students
247 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Ethel Walker School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
88%
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
Average SAT score
1250
Average ACT score
26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(https://www.ethelwalker.org/students/dress-code/)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School (Day only): $40,750 Middle School (5-Day Boarding): $62,000 Middle School (7-Day Boarding): $66,950 Upper School Day: $49,500 Upper School Boarding: $66,950 International Student: $69,950
% on Financial Aid
55%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$35,000
Acceptance Rate
48%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Aline Rossiter
Admissions Associate
Amy Paul
Endowment Size
$24.79 million

Sports

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

  • 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.
Profile last updated: 09/30/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $49,500
  • Acceptance rate: 48%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Hartford County, CT is $19,260 for elementary schools and $34,104 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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