Contact Ethel Walker School

[×]

You are the:

Parent/Guardian Info

Student Info

Contact Information

Review Ethel Walker School

[×]

Please note that published reviews will not display the author's name.

Reviewer

Relationship to School

Student

Thanks for taking the time to complete this review. Before submitting it, we recommend that you take one last opportunity to look over your answers. You will not be able to edit your review after clicking the Submit button.

Review Guidelines

[×]

AdmissionsQuest school reviews function as a legitimate resource for families and students researching independent schools. Posting a review is limited to students and parents/guardians who attended or had a student attend the school within the last three years. Our goal is to have reviews provide feeling and insight into the school experience. Each reviewer is limited to one post at each school.

To insure appropriate tone and content, we require each author to adhere to the following guidelines:

Be:

Honest
Thoughtful
Consider the review questions
Appropriate in tone; criticism is appropriate; bashing and ranting is not
Limit your review to only your experience
Well written with good spelling and punctuation

Avoid:

Personal Attack
Institutional Disparagement
Opinion presented at fact
Any false information
Using or disclosing your personal information

Examples of inappropriate comments include but are not limited to any writing that seems libelous, defamatory, indecent, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit or sexually suggestive, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory, or abusive, or which may or may appear to impersonate anyone else.

AdmissionsQuest will not post any statement containing a threat of violence against a person or any other remark that would tend to be seen as intimidating or intends to harm someone. AdmissionsQuest maintains final editorial control over all submitted reviews. Reviews must evince appropriate tone and content. All submissions become the property of AdmissionsQuest which reserves the right to determine publication.

Ethel Walker School

Call: 860-408-4200
Visit School Website
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School

At a glance

Location Simsbury, CT Tuition $49,925
Grades 6-12 Students Receiving Aid -
Student Body Girls Total Aid Awarded $3,500,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $15,900,000
Contact School

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 51%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 260

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 56*
Average SAT Score (Math) 552
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 545
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 17
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Boston MA Area
Southern Connecticut
Westchester NY Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades 6-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Girls
Established 1911
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 300
Head of School Elizabeth Cromwell Speers
Endowment $15,900,000

History

For over 100 years, Walker’s has been recognized as one of the nation’s finest college-preparatory schools for young women. Walker's welcomes girls in grades 6 through 12, with boarding students in grades 9-12 and day students in grades 6-12. The School empowers its students to lead with integrity, confidence, courage and conviction. Members of this diverse community are dedicated to scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness and service.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 43
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 65%
Faculty with doctorate 2
Faculty with masters 26
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Biology
Economics
Equestrian Sports
European History
Government/Civics
Health
Philosophy
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
Chinese Language & Culture
English Literature
European History
French Language
Human Geography
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Other (2D Design)
Physics B
Psychology
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 260
Girls 260
% Boys/Girls 0%/100%
Boarding Students 137
Day Students 123
International
Australia
China
Germany
Korea
Mexico
Russia
Spain
Taiwan
United States
California
Connecticut
Florida
Hawaii
Illinois
Kentucky
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Virginia
Majority of students come from Other(All)
% of Students of Color 26%
% of International Students 19%

Admission

E-mail admission@ethelwalker.org
Web Address www.ethelwalker.org
Director of Admission Missy Shea
Admission Application Apply to Ethel Walker School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 60
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Awarded $3,500,000
Acceptance Rate 51%
Total Applicants 335
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 52%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (PSAT/SAT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $31,850
Boarding Student Tuition $49,925
International Student Tuition $50,925

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 552
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 545
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 579
Average ACT Score 24
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Harvard, Dartmouth, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Trinity, Northeastern, Holy Cross, Providence College, Cornell, Smith, Bates
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
equestrian
field hockey
golf
independent competitive sports
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
volleyball
Recreational Sports
aerobics
dance
equestrian
fitness
hiking
horseback riding
outdoor club/skills
walking
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
African American Club
Asian Club
Astronomy Club
Audiovisual Club
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dance Club
Digital Photography Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Envirothon
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Council
Horticulture Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Orchestra
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Recycling Club
Spirit Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Volunteer Club
Women's Studies
Yearbook
Young Democrats
Young Republicans

Videos

Location

Contact Info

Phone 860-408-4200
Address 230 Bushy Hill Rd - Simsbury, CT 06070
Website www.ethelwalker.org 
Email admission@ethelwalker.org 
Subscribe for email updates:
Connect: