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Admission Overview

Lead your own journey.

Do you believe in the power of girls? We do.

People who know Walker’s will tell you that when girls in grades 6–12 first arrive here, they fall in love with the all-girls environment, the serene beauty of our campus, and the power of learning in our classrooms that elevates academic performance.

Walker’s has a strong reputation in three areas: high academic standards that stretch students and motivate them to direct their own learning, the spirit of our all-girls community, and the individual attention we focus on our students. At Walker’s, girls in our Middle School, high school, plus our postgraduate year pursue their passions, find their voice, take risks, try new things, and make lifelong friends.

We are often asked what we look for in an applicant and, frankly, there is no one type of girl. Rather, we look for girls who can both be academically successful and contribute to our community through their passions and co-curricular activities. We seek students who want to push themselves to explore new opportunities and enrich the lives of others in their own unique ways.

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Meet with a member of our Admission Team to go over any initial questions and the application process.

Begin Your Story at Walker’s

UPPER SCHOOL

Our grades nine through 12 high school 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 mechanisms of our world.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

As the only private all-girls middle school in central Connecticut, Walker’s Middle School offers a day program for girls in grades six through eight along with a boarding program for girls in grades seven and eight and daily bus service from Greater Hartford.

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There are many ways for prospective students and parents to experience our campus, including open houses, our full campus experience, and virtual visits.

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Our Community is Remarkable

Chris Semk teaching

Faculty

One of the most wonderful things about language teaching is improvisation. Almost anything can become a reason to communicate.

Meet Dr. Chris Semk
Meera with students

Head of School

Walker’s beckoned me in a way that few schools have ever done. I found its ethos, energy, and devotion to learning irresistible.

Meet Ms. Vis
AvaS+horse

Students

Being a member of the riding team has been a completely different experience than any other team that I have been apart of.

Meet Ava S. '21
Lauren Nicholson

Alumnae

Walker’s is a community that inspires boldness by regularly providing opportunities for its students to step beyond their comfort zones.

Learn more about Alumnae

Meet the Team

Aline Rossiter

Director of Enrollment Management

Aline Rossiter

 860-408-4202

B.S., University of Hartford

Aline is a seasoned enrollment professional who comes to Walker’s with 28 years of admissions and marketing experience in independent schools, both boarding and day, and higher education in Connecticut. Most recently she was the director of admission at the Forman School and previously the director of enrollment management and marketing at Chase Collegiate School. Aline has been a faculty member of the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP) annual institute where she presented on strategic enrollment management and marketing. She has been a presenter for the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) national meeting and for the Small Boarding Schools Association. Aline has been an accreditation committee member for admissions for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from the University of Hartford. When not at Walker’s, she enjoys swimming, cooking and reading.

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Suzanne Buenaventura

Suzanne Buenaventura

Director of International Enrollment

Anne Hunt

Anne Carofino Hunt P’22

Director of Financial Aid/Associate Director of Admission

Anne Carofino Hunt P’22

 860-408-4204

B.S., Muhlenberg College

Anne moved back to Connecticut from Guatemala City with her two children to start her job at Walker’s. Anne has extensive years of experience in everything from teaching and college counseling, to directing admissions offices and multi-cultural recruitment. She has worked at schools in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, China, Guatemala and Mexico. Anne has a degree in psychology from Muhlenberg College.

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Jonathan Morales

Jonathan Morales

Assistant Director of Admission for Database and Office Management

Jonathan Morales

 860-408-4206

B.A., Trinity College

Jonathan came to Walker’s from Vassar College, where he was the assistant director of alumni engagement. Prior to his time at Vassar, he was an advancement staff specialist at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Previously, he worked as an administrative assistant to the director of development at Trinity College (Hartford), his alma mater, where he studied Sociology. Jonathan’s experience in development and alumni relations make him well-suited to admissions where strong interpersonal, technological and institutional skills are critical.

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Amy Paul

Amy Paul P'16, '18

Assistant Director of Admission

Amy Paul P'16, '18

 860-408-4207

B.A., Syracuse University
J.D., Boston University

Amy received her Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and her Juris Doctor from Boston University. She worked as an attorney in a general practice in Hartford for several years before taking a position as a full-time parent caring for her three children. She is committed to volunteering in her community, served as co-board chair of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, is involved in local politics, and serves on a mental health board. Amy was the president of The Ethel Walker School Parent Association and served on the School’s board of trustees when her daughters Georgia ’16, and Holly ’18 were students at Walker’s. Her work in the Admission Office has been a seamless transition due to her deep affection for Walker’s and her involvement over the years. Amy lives in Avon with her family.

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Abi Robinson

Abi Robinson

Admission Associate

Abi Robinson

 860-408-4203

B.A., University of Connecticut

Abi joined the Admission Team in October of 2020 after working in External Affairs as a Web Migration Specialist on the renovation of Walker’s newest website. Abi graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2018, where she studied Communication and was able to spend a semester studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Prior to coming to Walker’s, Abi worked at UConn in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences planning and promoting events, curating social media pages, and editing departmental web pages.

Abi was born with a “travel bug” and loves having the experience of trying new things and meeting new people, which is proving to be helpful in her role in Admission! In everything from taking families on tours, meeting alumnae, and getting to work with current students, faculty, and parents for the many events the Admission Office gets to put on, Abi is able to get to know the entirety of the Walker’s community, and is loving it. In her free time, Abi loves to exercise (outside, if possible), discover new places, bake excessively over-the-top desserts, and make (failing, mostly) DIY Pinterest crafts. Keep an eye out for her on the Simsbury bike path where you may see her running in preparation for the 2021 Hartford Marathon!

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