Quick Facts

Meera Viswanathan, Head of School

Founded in 1911


The Ethel Walker School is an independent, college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades six through 12. 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, respect, confidence, courage, conviction and a love of learning.

The Ethel Walker School mission


Equine ScienceAdvanced Spanish: Migration & Identity
Marine ScienceInequality in the US
Arctic StudiesHonors BioChemistry
ForensicsLiterature, Music & Art of the '50s and '60s
From Pages to Pixels

Signature Programs

    The Ethel Walker School signature programs
  • Lacuna: Two weeks of intensive experiential, cross-disciplinary and inquiry-based learning in non-curricular areas of interest or passion
  • Seminar Series: Public Speaking, Personal Finance, Leadership, Computational Thinking, College & Beyond

Visual Arts and Music

    The Ethel Walker School visual arts
  • Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Publication, Photography
  • Two a cappella groups, Bell Choir, Orchestra, African Drumming, Gospel Choir, Rock Band, Choir
  • Dance Workshop, Dance Ensemble
  • Winter Play, Spring Musical

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The Ethel Walker School Robotics (Wirecats)

Walker's offers more than 40 clubs including: Robotics, Amnesty International, Debate Club, Justice League, Self Defense and Martial Arts, African Drumming and Multicultural Society.

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Campus Facilities

The Ethel Walker School Centennial Center

Centennial Center - Opened September 2016; 62,000 sq. ft; offers 8 lane swimming pool, 4 squash courts, 3 volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts, 2 dance studios, a fitness room, health and wellness center, and social space.

Other recent enhancements include a 23,000 sq. ft. dorm, completed barn renovations, and more than 3.5 acres of turf fields.

Student Body

    The Ethel Walker School Students
  • 251 total enrollment
    • 218 students in the Upper School (57% boarding, 43% day)
    • 33 students in the Middle School
  • 30% students of color
  • 18% international students


    The Ethel Walker School Faculty
  • 38 teaching faculty
  • 73% of faculty & administration hold advanced degrees
  • 47% of faculty & administration live on campus


2017-2018 Academic Year

Middle School$37,700
Upper School Day$44,200
Upper School Boarding$60,650
Upper School International$63,600
Riding ProgramView 2017-2018 Fees

All tuition includes a $1200 consolidated fee which includes technology, membership in The Ethel Walker School Parents Association (EWSPA), student activity fees, some athletic fees and most health center fees.

College Acceptances

Sample of College Acceptances from the Classes of 2013-2017

Our graduates have been accepted at these schools to pursue passions in the following areas:

Liberal Arts Colleges & Universities

Agnes Scott College
Bates College
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Colby College
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Dickinson College
Duke University
Emory University
Franklin & Marshall College
Hamilton College
Harvard College
Howard University
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Macalester College
McGill University
Middlebury College
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Pitzer College
Princeton University
Scripps College
Smith College
Spelman College
Trinity College
Tufts University
Union College
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of St. Andrews
Vassar College
Wake Forest
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Yale University


Bucknell University
California Polytechnic State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western University
Clarkson University
Emory University
Mount Holyoke College
Lehigh University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Union College
University of Rochester
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Washington University in St. Louis
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Babson University
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
George Washington University
New York University
Northeastern University
Trinity University (Dublin)
University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
University of California, Irvine
University of St. Andrews (UK)
University of Virginia

Art, Dance, & Music

Art Center College of Design
Berklee School of Music
Boston Conservatory
Boston University
Ithaca College
New York University
Parsons The New School for Design
Pratt Institute
Savannah College of Art & Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts, New York
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
University of the Arts
Wesleyan University


Auburn University
Cazenovia College
Centenary University
College of Charleston
Kansas State University
Skidmore College
South Dakota State
University of Alabama

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