Summer programs, generally taken one or two summers prior to enrollment, enable parents and students to get a taste of the boarding school experience.
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Farmington, Connecticut, USA view map
All Girls, No Religious Affiliation
Porter’s mission statement sets high expectations: “We expect our graduates to shape a changing world.” Students enthusiastically accept this challenge with the assistance of faculty members who serve as educators, advisers, coaches and mentors. At Porter's, young women develop high levels of achievement in mathematics, foreign languages, science, history, English, and the arts by being challenged to think independently, ask questions, debate theories and share ideas. Porter’s rigorous academic program, collaborative environment and supportive community prepares students for college and beyond.
Porter’s believes in maintaining a healthy balance between intellectual activity and physical exercise; each student participates daily on a team, in the dance program, or in a sports class. Interscholastic sports are badminton, basketball, crew, cross-country, equestrian, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, skiing, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, Ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball. An extensive number of playing fields and seven DecoTurf tennis courts are available. An athletics/recreation center contains two gyms, an indoor track, a climbing wall, a fitness center, and basketball and volleyball courts. An additional athletic facility with an eight-lane pool and eight international squash courts opened in September 2007. A new boathouse for crew sits on the Farmington River. Equestrian and skiing participants use nearby facilities.
There are many weekend activities both on and off the campus, including concerts, guest lecturers, and drama productions, as well as events with nearby schools. Porter’s location allows students to enjoy the charm of Farmington, while providing easy access to Hartford, New York and Boston for social, cultural, and academic events.
60 Main Street, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
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Department Director: Rick Abrams
Average Class Size: 11
Full Time Teachers: 40
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 63.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8/1
Number of AP Courses Offered: 18
Department Director: Laura Jalinskas
Number of Dorms: 8
No. of Girls Dorms: 8
Dress Code: Other
Summary: When the class day ends and the sports teams put away their equipment, the co-curricular opportunities at Miss Porter’s School come alive. With 45 clubs, several performing groups, countless community service opportunities, weekend activities, and revered traditions, there is something for everyone.
Clubs and Organizations
Arts Department Director: Grier Torrence
Athletics Department Director: Jez McIntosh
Summary: The College Office strives to expand students’ knowledge and horizons in the context of a highly individualized counseling process. The ultimate goal of the office is to foster students’ academic, intellectual and personal growth while empowering them to take ownership of the college process and their futures.
The college search and selection process is an integral part of the student experience at Porter's, and college advisors at Porter’s serve multiple roles. First, they are a resource for the information and advice students and their families need to understand and navigate the increasingly complex college admission process. Second, they serve as a link to the college community, working closely with college admission officers to help them interpret our students’ experiences and accomplishments in the context of Porter's rigorous academic program and rich extracurricular life. Finally, and most importantly, they are enthusiastic advocates for students and Porter’s, and aim to provide a constant source of encouragement and support as students prepare for the next exciting phase in their academic career.
Department Director: Amy Rogers
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Summary: Porter's Summer Programs are designed to provide girls the opportunity to experience Porter's academic, artistic, athletic and residential curriculum and community. Girls thrive in our supportive and collaborative environment where curiosity and confidence are encouraged, and they complete their programs with a greater understanding of all they can accomplish as informed, bold, resourceful, ethical citizens.
Department Director: Erin Ross Moses
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