Ethel Walker School

Simsbury
, CT
Location
Secondary (Grades 6-12)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Female Only
Gender
230
Students
55%
Boarding
Uniform
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
13
Sports
1911
Year Founded

Description

For generations, young women have come to The Ethel Walker School to embrace their full potential in a community that cherishes learning and curiosity.

In an ever-evolving world, Walker’s prepares students to design their own futures and be ready to boldly encounter career and civic challenges that are not yet known. In every arena and as shaped by our Capabilities program, school life focuses on the acquisition of skills such as critical thinking, communication creativity and collaboration leading to individual success.

At Walker’s you will become part of an empowering community where girls lift each other up and forge lifelong bonds. Opportunities for peer-to-peer leadership are abundant throughout campus life.

Experiences and challenges that motivate girls to achieve their best happen in all aspects of school life. Walker’s girls confidently forge their own paths and lead with integrity.

Unique Characteristics

  1. Unlike the typical pressure-cooker model of an independent school, Walker’s provides an empowering and uplifting community in which each girl is encouraged to understand and then exceed her full potential.
  2. Seminars like Ethel Walker’s Visiting Writers Seminar (which allows students to interact with a female author as lecturer and seminar leader ), Lacuna (a mid-winter break from traditional classes replaced with teacher and student-taught mini classes) and our Capabilities program all provide a more engaging and customized approach to learning.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Boston College
  • Brandeis University
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Kenyon College
  • MIT
  • Penn State University
  • Princeton University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College

Academics

Semesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
No Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway
SSAT SAO

Student Body

230
Students
Female Only
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

Bermuda, China, Dominica, Germany, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Serbia, South Korea, and Ukraine.

Location

Address230 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Nearby Airports

Bradley International Airport (20 mins from Ethel Walker)

JFK (NYC) and Boston Logan Airport (each are about 2 hours from Ethel Walker)

Campus Size175 Acres

Contact Information

Pamela J. Safford
Admissions Director
Meera Viswanathan
Head of School
860-408-4202
Phone