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How to Apply

We’re here to guide you through the application process.

Applying to a school should be as easy as possible, and we have a step-by-step checklist to help guide you through the application process.

Walker’s accepts applications through Standard Application Online (SAO) and Gateway to Prep Schools. See below to navigate our application requirements and instructions.

If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to schedule time with a member of our Admission Team. You may also contact us at +1-860-408-4200.

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View the webinar below for interview tips, featuring Walker’s Assistant Head for Admission and Enrollment Pamela Safford ’81.


Every applicant is asked to submit the following:

  • General Information
  • Student Information and Essay
  • Parent/Guardian Statement
  • English Teacher Recommendation
  • Mathematics Teacher Recommendation
  • School Recommendation
  • Official School Transcript
  • SSAT: The SSAT is required as part of your application for the 2023-2024 school year. Submit the SSAT score report (Secondary School Admission Test) or the PSAT score report (Preliminary SAT). We also accept the following state testing in place of the SSAT: IOWA, ERB’s, or Neuropsychological testing.
  • TOEFL: If English is not your first language, you will need to take a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or Duolingo Test for English proficiency and send the score as part of your application.

A personal interview is required for all applicants.  You and your child will meet one on one with one of our Admission counselors. This element of the application allows us to get to know your daughter as a person and answer any remaining questions that your family have. To schedule an interview, please call the Office of Admission at +1-860-408-4200.