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Achieve your full potential.

For generations, young women have come to The Ethel Walker School to discover their capabilities in a community that cherishes learning and curiosity. At Walker’s, girls in grades 6–12 grow in their confidence and sense of higher purpose. They flourish, with each girl knowing that she will become the person she is meant to be.

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At-a-Glance

7:1
Student/Faculty Ratio
77%
of our teaching faculty hold advanced degrees
26%
students of color
18%
international students
1
Middle School

Academics

Each day starts with the promise of learning.

Intellectual life at Walker’s is structured to leave room for exploration — and joy. Our master faculty expertly design the curriculum to be meaningful, challenging and inspiring. A robust offering of courses stretch students to become reflective, analytical thinkers who are motivated to direct their own learning.

In their quest to master content, Walker’s students pose challenging questions to test norms and disrupt the gendered mindset that informs traditional methods of teaching. Walker’s girls are the intellectual leaders and stewards of their own education.

English

My favorite class is English because it challenges me the most. Each novel is a lesson for me to know more about the world.

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Science

Hands-on activities enable us to see in action what we’re learning. Open discussions allow everyone’s voices to be heard.

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Arts

By taking arts classes at Walker’s, I have grown to realize how to express myself through art and create a work of beauty.

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Middle School

All of my teachers are so excited about what they’re doing and show us how much they like to teach us.

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History

No matter what topic we cover in History, I’m always able to make parallels with the changes I can make in the world.

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Math

One of my favorite classes is math. Math is a great resource for my future — I aspire to become a neonatologist.

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World Languages

Walker’s has immersive language classes that have allowed me to become more fluent and a more outspoken student.

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News & Events

What’s Happening at Walker’s

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Alum Spotlight: Caroline Smith ’19

Alumna Caroline Smith reflects on her participation in Walker’s athletics and how it has shaped her college experience at Haverford College, PA. Caroline has recently completed her freshman year playing…

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Alum Spotlight: Mariah Dunn ’19

Alumna Mariah Dunn ’19 reflects on her participation in Walker’s athletics and how it has shaped her college experience at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT. While at Walker’s,…

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Swim Team Earns Scholar Recognition

Walker’s twelve varsity Upper School swimmers have been honored as a National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) Bronze Level Scholar team. The NISCA/SwimOutlet.com Scholar Team Award recognizes teams achieving high…

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Senior Swimmers Named Academic All-Americans

Letian (“Jane”) Li ‘20 and Emily (“Emmy”) Vitali ‘20 have been named Academic All-Americans by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA). In order to be a recipient of this…

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Honoring Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! Though the Emancipation Proclamation was proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1st, 1863, for various reasons that declaration did not reach all parts of the country at…

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Tribute to the Class of 2020

“Today we have not a commencement, but a tribute to all of you. A tribute traditionally was an act of homage from one tribe to another, a showing of respect,…

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By the Book: Ellie Lardner ’23

The New York Times has a weekly installment called "By the Book" which is a series of questions and answers about the reading habits of notable writers. Walker's tenth chapter

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Junior Earns Girl Scout Award

April 3, 2020 Mackenzie Zeytoonjian’s ’21 Gold Award project, “Give And Receive,” is a way to empower children with different abilities by showing them that anyone can make a greater…

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Jordana Doshna: Flying Solo

Jordana Doshna ’21 has a unique view on the world, literally. She recently received her pilot’s license to fly solo and spends any chance she can soaring thousands of feet…

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Jordana Doshna: Flying Solo

Jordana Doshna recently received her pilot's license to fly solo and spends any chance she can soaring thousands of feet above us all.

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By the Book: Megan Mulhern

The New York Times has a weekly installment called "By the Book," which is a series of questions and answers about the reading habits of notable writers. Walker's first chapter

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Fall 2019 Horse Show Results

Read more for individual equestrian results from recent shows including the National Horse Show, New England Equitation Finals and IEA.

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Congresswoman Jahana Hayes Visits Campus

On Tuesday, October 1, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, the U.S. Representative for the Fifth Congressional District of Connecticut, visited campus where she met with student leaders, faculty and administrators, and addressed

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Walker’s Begins 109th School Year

Walker's entered its 109th academic year last week with Opening Days filled with preseason practices, field trips, special assemblies and several opportunities for students to bond with their classes and

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August 2019 Equestrian Update

August Equestrian updates from Fairfield County Hunt Club, Vermont Summer Festival, Folly Farm and Zephyr Farm.

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New Athletic Director Named

Walker's is pleased to announce that Kati Eggert has been named our new athletic director, effective July 1, 2019.

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February 2019 Equestrian Update

Continue reading for updates from the Fairfield County Hunt Club, Florida and Folly Farm equestrian events.

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Ski Team Wins Brigham League Race

Walker's saw impressive finishes on Wednesday, January 16 against Brigham Ski League schools at Ski Sundown, finishing as the top team among the seven teams competing.

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Fox Crossing Horse Show Results

Walker's Upper School and Middle School teams both placed second in the Fox Crossing Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Horse Show held December 9 in Morris, CT.

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Alumnae Win IHSA National Championship

Walker's alumnae Sheriden Beard '14 and Hannah Tuckner '14 won the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship on the Skidmore College Varsity Riding Team.

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Head of School on KZSU Stanford FM

Head of School Meera Viswanathan recently had an opportunity to do an extended interview with the Stanford University radio station KZSU for their Modern Tek News program about education in

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The 102nd Year of Walker’s is Underway

Walker's 2013-2014 academic year is underway as campus buzzes with new and returning students eager to meet new faces, start classes, and kick off the fall athletic season.

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Our Campus

A campus built
on community.

Located in the heart of New England, our stunning 175-acre campus sits amidst farms and meadows abutting 427 acres of preserved land. From the gold of autumn to the white of winter snow until the green of spring awakens, each change of season reinvigorates the lives of all in the Walker’s community. We invite you to visit to tour our campus, sit in on our classes, meet current students and faculty, and talk with us about beginning your journey at Walker’s.

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Student Life
Boarding School Life

Boarding students take pride in demonstrating their independence while surrounded by friends and faculty who come to feel like family. Weeknights after study hall, dormmates often play board games and enjoy home-baked treats.

Day School Life
Day School Life

Day students enjoy the full array of campus activities, arriving for breakfast and staying through dinner, for a full day of classes, co-curriculars and bonding with friends. Popular gathering places include the social centers, library, the quad and Abra's Dining Hall.

Nafarrah singing
Weekend Life

Both day and boarding students participate in the Weekend Life program, including travel to diversity and leadership conferences and to hear speakers at universities in the area. We host cultural celebrations and invite peer schools to join us for events on our campus.

Middle School Life
Middle School Life

Whether waking up on campus or arriving at school at 7:30 a.m. to enjoy breakfast with friends before the first class of the day, Walker’s Middle School students’ days are filled with activities that are both developmental and fun.

Treasured traditions handed down from generation to generation are a cornerstone of Walker’s history and the student experience … many originating with Ethel Walker herself! Participating in these traditions deepens the meaning of being here, creates lifelong relationships with alumnae and builds a connection to the school.

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Admission

Imagine yourself at Walker’s! We are committed to making the application process as seamless as possible. Learn more about application requirements, important deadlines, affording Walker’s, and what it means to be a Walker’s girl.

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