Ethel Walker School

Simsbury
, CT
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Female Only
Gender
250
Students
60%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
12
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 young women to design their own futures and be ready to boldly encounter career and civic challenges that are not yet known. In every arena, campus 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 is an empowering, uplifting community that encourages each girl to exceed her full potential.

2. Seminars like Ethel Walker’s Visiting Writers Seminar allow students to interact with a female author to learn about their writing techniques and how to build a career as a female author.

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

  • Brown University
  • Yale University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of California (all campuses)
  • Dartmouth College
  • Claremont McKenna College

Academics

Semesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

No SSAT Required
Rolling Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway
SSAT SAO

Student Body

250
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.

Ukraine, Germany, St. Lucia, Dominica, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Mexico, Bermuda, Colombia, and India.

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

Aline Rossiter
Admissions Director
Meera Viswanathan
Head of School
860-408-4467
Phone