About Walker's

Preparing young women to make a difference in the world.

We have created a school where girls are bold, joyful, and full-voiced in being themselves.

Walker’s girls have the integrity to pursue excellence, the courage to learn from failure, and the creativity and conviction to pursue their goals. They value community and know how to take action that impacts their world. This is what it means to be a leader. 

We have an extraordinary faculty, beautiful campus facilities, and the vision to offer an education that is truly transformational. I know from my experience as a college professor at Brown University that graduates of all-girls’ schools are more likely than peers from co-ed schools to speak up and pursue their passions with confidence. That is because everything we do is designed to teach girls to take advantage of every opportunity — in their education and in life.

The work we do at Walker’s is a calling. Come visit our campus and meet our students; sit in on a class and explore the arts, athletics, and community initiatives at work in our Centennial Center. I hope that you, too, will be called to join us.”

Meera Viswanathan

Dr. Meera Viswanathan
Head of School


About Walkerʼs

For more than 100 years, The Ethel Walker School has been preparing young women to make a difference in the world. At Walker’s, we seek to foster and cherish the joyful development of girls into young women so that they may reach their full potential as astute thinkers and doers in the world. Our grounding values of integrity, respect, confidence, courage, conviction, and love of learning provide a solid framework for personal, ethical, and social growth.

Our grades 6–12 plus postgraduate education serves not only as preparation for college, but for life itself in this century of constant change. Walker’s graduates, whatever field they pursue, are societal engineers, reworking and rewiring the very mechanisms of our world. Our ethos of warm receptivity to new ideas and people, as well as enduring and deep friendships over time, emerges out of Ethel Walker’s philosophy of education and her desire to provide girls with a foundation for lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity.

At Walker’s, girls can be themselves, discover their true passions and purpose, and achieve their best performance in every aspect of life.


Where Our Grads Go

Our graduates have been accepted to selective and highly-selective schools. Wherever they end up, Walker’s women stand out in their communities for their ability to be collaborative among diverse groups of people. This makes our alumnae not only admired leaders, but essential citizens in a globalized world.

  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Arizona State University
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Babson College
  • Bard College
  • Baylor University
  • Bentley University
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Clarkson University
  • Colby College
  • College of Charleston
  • Connecticut College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Delaware State University
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University
  • DeSales University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drexel University
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Elon University
  • Emerson College
  • Endicott College
  • Fairfield University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Fordham University
  • Framingham State University
  • George Mason University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard College
  • Haverford College
  • High Point University
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges
  • Howard University
  • Iona College
  • Ithaca College
  • James Madison University
  • Jefferson (East Falls Campus)
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson & Wales University – Providence

  • Kenyon College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lewis University
  • Liberty University
  • Marist College
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • McGill University
  • Mercer University
  • Meredith College
  • Merrimack College
  • Miami University (Oxford)
  • Michigan State University
  • Middlebury College
  • Montclair State University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Nichols College
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Occidental College
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Pace University (New York)
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rollins College
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Rutgers University (Newark)
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Salve Regina University
  • San Diego State University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Siena College
  • Simmons University
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Springfield College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Stonehill College
  • SUNY University at Buffalo
  • SUNY at Purchase College
  • Swarthmore College

  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Christian University
  • The American University of Paris
  • The New School
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Findlay
  • The University of Tampa
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Union College
  • University of California (Berkeley)
  • University of California (Los Angeles)
  • University of California (San Diego)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado (Boulder)
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Maryland (College Park)
  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
  • University of Miami
  • University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
  • University of Nevada (Las Vegas)
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington (Seattle)
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington College
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Westmont College
  • Wheaton College
  • William and Mary
  • Wofford College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Xavier University
  • Yale University