The Ethel Walker School is situated on hundreds of acres of bucolic meadows, pastures, hills, bogs and wetlands. Since the purchase of this land by Ethel Walker in the early part of the 20th century, it has been used for school activity — administrative, classroom and residential buildings, playing and equestrian fields, tennis courts, organic gardens, science and nature activity. During the warmer months, classes are often held on the sprawling lawns on campus. The property was also used regularly by area residents for cross country skiing, hiking, bird watching and more.
In November 2006, residents of the town of Simsbury voted to preserve over 300 acres of school property in perpetuity, with ratification of the arrangement in the Spring of 2007. This portion of land sits west of campus and the equestrian facility. Walker's students as well as town residents will continue to enjoy this magnificent parcel of land for generations to come.