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Miss Porter's School

Miss Porter's School is an all-female private boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Founded in 1843 by lifelong scholar and educator, Sarah Porter, Miss Porter's School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades nine through 12. Located in the center of Farmington, Conn., Porter's offers a diverse high school experience with 321 students hailing from 26 states and representing 32 countries. The school educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens who will shape a changing world. For more information, please visit

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Miss Porter’s School provides young women with a rigorous and excellent liberal arts education. Our community commits to mutual respect and high standards of achievement. Our curriculum challenges students to think and work collaboratively and creatively, make connections among disciplines, and apply knowledge to increasingly complex problems. Our students think critically and analytically, communicate authentically, and develop the strategies necessary to become competent, confident, and compassionate leaders in a global environment. Miss Porter’s School empowers young women to become the architects of their own experience.

Mission Statement

Miss Porter's School educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens. We expect our graduates to shape a changing world.

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Grades Cost Term
High School $48,510 Annual

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  (860) 409-3500

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT and the average admitted student scores in the 70th percentile.



Test Scores

1770 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

2050 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1920 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 321
Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Average Class Size 10
Gender 100% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 64%


Being a student at Porter's is richly rewarding in many different ways. In addition to all you'll learn in class, you will develop your interests and talents by exploring and having fun in a host of activities outside the classroom. Taking part in the many extracurricular programs available at Porter's in the arts, sports, community service, field trips, school traditions, and social events, as well as campus clubs and organizations, makes your experience here a fully rounded education, whether you are a day student or a boarder. Belonging to a small, friendly, and diverse community of girls fosters friendships that will last a lifetime. Athletics are a fundamental part of the overall educational experience at Miss Porter's School. The athletic program strives to teach students physical and mental skills, self-discipline, and sportsmanship, while motivating athletes to strive for excellence. We believe the value of participation is lifelong and that the team experience builds foundational skills of leadership, teamwork, competition, commitment, integrity, and achievement. Athletics at Porter's are competitive, and require a level of commitment above and beyond other after school activities. At the varsity level in particular, the most capable and committed athletes constitute teams. In doing so these teams aim to refine athletic skills to compete at an advance level and excel in competitions. All athletes are expected to promote and demonstrate respect, resilience, courage, patience, and commitment among their teammates and with adults. Porter's competes in the Founders League with Choate Rosemary Hall, Ethel Walker, Hotchkiss, Kent, Kingswood-Oxford, Loomis Chaffee, Taft and Westminster schools. At the end of each season, Porter's competes against the area's most competitive teams in the New England Championships.

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS)

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