Winsor School

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  • Founded in 1886, the Winsor School is an independent day school for academically motivated and promising girls in grades 5-12.
  • Winsor offers a rigorous academic program balanced by the arts and physical education in an environment of warmth and personal attention.
  • As a community, Winsor cherishes respect and generosity of spirit, and its mission underscores its commitment to diversity. Its size means girls build lasting friendships, and it encourages each girl to realize her own uniqueness and promise.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Year Founded1886

Student Body

Total Students436 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeWinsor School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1510
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost$46,300
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$19,043
Admissions DirectorPamela Parks McLaurin
Admissions AssociateJennifer Toon

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyIce Hockey,
LacrosseSailing,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Amnesty International, Art Clubs, Choral Groups, Community Service, Current Events Club, Debate, Drama, Engineering Clubs, French, Human Relations Forum, Interfaith Fellowship, Latin clubs, Literary Magazines, Math Clubs, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Philosophy Club, Poetry Club, SADD, Spanish, Spectrum, Student Councils, Technology Club, Women's Issues, Yearbook Art Clubs, Choral Groups, Debate, Drama, French, Latin clubs, Math Clubs, Mock Trial, Newspaper, Poetry Club, SADD, Spanish, Spectrum, Women's Issues, Yearbook, Amnesty International,
Community Service,
Current Events Club,
Engineering Clubs,
Human Relations Forum,
Interfaith Fellowship,
Literary Magazines,
Model United Nations,
Philosophy Club,
Student Councils,
Technology Club,

School Notes

  • Winsor is set on a seven-acre campus in Boston, and makes frequent use of the city's resources. Facilities include the expansive new Lubin-O'Donnell Center for Performing Arts, Athletics and Wellness, which opened in 2015; the Virginia Wing Library with 27,000 volumes plus access to 850 periodicals; a multi-media language lab; three computer labs; three art studios; seven science laboratories; and two turf playing fields.
  • The Lower School comprises grades 5 through 8. In this supportive environment, teachers foster natural curiosity through active, hands-on lessons.
  • The Upper School is an energetic learning community of ninth through twelfth graders. The faculty stretches girls to think logically, creatively, and compassionately and to take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
  • At all levels, students enjoy dedicated, caring teachers who know their subjects intimately.
  • Beyond the classroom, clubs, the arts, and sports offer ways for girls to explore interests. Winsor offers teams in 14 sports and has more than 30 clubs. Girls approach extracurriculars passionately, and have won national honors in debate, engineering, and choral competitions.
  • Girls also work with boys from Belmont Hill and Roxbury Latin schools on coordinated drama, music, and newspaper activities.
  • The majority of students go on to attend the nation's most selective colleges and universities. An experienced College Counselor guides and supports girls through the process. In the last five years, students' most common college choices were Harvard, Boston College, Yale, MIT, UPenn, Wesleyan, Georgetown, George Washington, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Columbia, Brown and Dartmouth.
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