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Upper School
Upper School

Quick Facts 2013-2014

Elizabeth C. Speers, Head of School (2007-present)

Mission Statement

The Ethel Walker School is an independent, college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades six through twelve. Since 1911, The Ethel Walker School has excelled at preparing students to make a difference in the world. Members of this diverse community are dedicated to scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness, and service. The satisfaction of achievement and joy of friendship are fundamental principles as the School empowers girls to lead with integrity, confidence, courage, and conviction.

The School

  • Founded in 1911
  • Located in Simsbury, CT
  • 20 minutes from Hartford and 90 minutes from New York City & Boston
  • Grades 9-12, Upper School boarding and day
  • Grades 6-8, Middle School day
  • 147 total course offerings
  • 19 Advanced Placement courses
  • 18 honors courses
  • 6 to 1 student/faculty ratio
  • 12 students per average class
  • 600 acre campus, including 300 acres of preserved land
  • $7.5 million recently invested in campus improvements, including athletic facilities (two artificial turf fields, two irrigated natural turf fields, softball field, tennis courts) and renovations to the equestrian center, library, infrastructure and chapel
  • $5 million, 23,000 sq. ft. new dormitory, fall 2013
  • 13 interscholastic sports compete as a member of the Founders League and CISAC
  • Rich offerings in the performing and visual arts, including seven musical groups

Student Body

  • 258 students
    • 216 students in the Upper School (62% boarding, 38% day)
    • 42 students in the Middle School
  • 15 countries & 20 states are represented
  • 26% students of color
  • 19% international students
  • 100% of students accepted to four-year colleges/universities
  • 76 students took AP exams and 48% scored a 4 or higher in 2013
  • Mean SAT scores for the class of 2013:
    • Critical Reading: 531; Math: 571; Writing: 555; Total: 1657
  • Mean ACT composite for the class of 2013: 22.5

Faculty

  • 46 teaching faculty
    • 65% hold advanced degrees
  • 37 faculty/staff living on campus

Tuition

  • $33,500 Middle School Day
  • $37,950 Upper School Day
  • $52,300 Upper School Boarding
     

College Matriculation

 
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