History

For almost 100 years, Walker’s has been recognized as one of the nation’s finest college-preparatory schools for young women,. The School empowers its 253 girls to lead with integrity, confidence, courage and conviction. Members of this diverse community are dedicated to scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness and service. Walker's welcomes girls in grades 6 through 12, offering the only all-girls independent middle school in the Hartford area.

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 More than $13M

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.ethelwalker.org
Director of Admission Margy Foulk
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) February 1
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 46
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (PSAT/SAT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $34,900.00
Boarding Student Tuition $47,900.00
International Student Tuition $48,900.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 253
Boarding Students 117
Day Students 136
International
Canada
China
Dominican Republic
Germany
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Afghanistan)
Phillipines
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 22
% of International Students 19

Academics

Full Time Faculty 45
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 60
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1 MS, 9:1 US
Average Class Size 11 MS, 13 US
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Biology
Economics
Equestrian Sports
European History
Government/Civics
Health
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
English Literature
European History
French Language
Physics B
Psychology
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 560
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 573
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 583
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Dartmouth, 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
alpine skiing
basketball
equestrian
field hockey
golf
independent competitive sports
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
squash
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
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dance Club
Digital Photography Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Envirothon
French Club
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Council
Horticulture Club
Judiciary Board
Orchestra
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Recycling Club
Spirit Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Volunteer Club
Women's Studies
Yearbook
Young Democrats
Young Republicans

Notes


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