Miss Porter's School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1843

Student Body

Total Students313 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Miss Porter's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
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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    (860) 408-4200
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    All-girls
    Grades: 9-12 | 169 students
    20.3 miles
    1237 Whittemore Road
    Middlebury, CT 06762
    (203) 577-4521
    20.3 9-12
    169
  • Windsor
    Grades: 9-12 | 650 students
    12.8 miles
    4 Batchelder Road
    Windsor, CT 06095
    (860) 687-6400
    12.8 9-12
    650
  • Lakeville
    Grades: 9-12 | 612 students
    35 miles
    11 Interlaken Road
    Lakeville, CT 06039
    (860) 435-3102
    35 9-12
    612
  • Wallingford
    Grades: 9-12 | 850 students
    18.3 miles
    333 Christian Street
    Wallingford, CT 06492
    (203) 697-2338
    18.3 9-12
    850

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The average private school tuition in Connecticut is $17,579 for elementary schools and $34,479 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Connecticut is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).