Ethel Walker School

230 Bushy Hill Road - Simsbury, CT 06070 USA (860) 408-4467 http://www.ethelwalker.org
Day School | Boarding School

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.

Overview

Region
Boston MA Area
Southern Connecticut
Westchester NY Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 6-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Girls
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 300 + 300 Adjacent Conserved acres
Head of School Bessie Speers
Endowment $15.9 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.ethelwalker.org
Director of Admission Missy Shea
Admission Application Apply to Ethel Walker School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $60 for domestic students and $125 for international students
Application Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 15
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (PSAT/SAT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $37,950.00
Boarding Student Tuition $52,300.00
International Student Tuition $53,300.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 258
Boarding Students 62%
Day Students 38%
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

Academics

Full Time Faculty 46
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 65
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

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 571
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 531
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 555
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

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