Miss Porter's School

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  • 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.Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1843

Student Body

Total Students313 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeMiss Porter's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
92%
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
Average SAT score1240
Average ACT score27
Average Percentile SSAT87%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(specified standards)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$58,970
Tuition NotesBoarding - $58,970 Day - $47,485
% on Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant$25,191
Acceptance Rate
48%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSarah Quinn
Endowment Size$113 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceDiving,
EquestrianField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
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