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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

Student/Faculty Ratio
teaching faculty with advanced degrees
students of color
international students
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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.



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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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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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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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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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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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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Boarding school life
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Weekend life
Middle School 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 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.

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

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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