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We’re here to help 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 admission@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4200.

Apply to The Ethel Walker School

How to Apply

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.

We ask all prospective families to complete our online inquiry form which helps us tailor the admission experience to match each student’s situation and unique interests. Submitting the form also prompts one of our admission counselors to reach out to connect and let you know the different next steps to help you get to know Walker’s.

Inquiry form

Schedule a virtual conversation with an Admission Counselor by using the link below where you can indicate whether you would like to have a more casual conversation or complete the admission interview as part of your application. We always welcome you to call or email us directly to discuss your options, as well as the possibility of a modified visit to campus — email us at admission@ethelwalker.org or call us at 860-408-4200.

SSAT
We require the SSAT score report (Secondary School Admission Test) or the PSAT score report (Preliminary SAT) if appropriate. We also accept the following state testing in place of the SSAT: IOWA, ERB’s, or Neuropsychological testing. Please visit the SSAT website for more up-to-date testing information due to COVID-19.

TOEFL
If English is not your native 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.

Candidates for admission to The Ethel Walker School should apply online using the Standard Application Online (SAO) or Gateway to Prep Schools application. The choice of platform has no bearing on admission decisions. The completed application is due by January 15 to ensure a March 10 decision and is comprised of the following:

  • Biographic Information
  • Transcript: Submitted directly by school (including current Fall term or semester grades)
  • Recommendations: Submitted online by current teachers (Required: School Administrator, English Teacher, and Math Teacher; Optional: Personal and Special Interest)
  • Parent Statement
  • Student Essays/Candidate Statement
  • Graded Writing Sample
  • Standardized Tests: See Step 3 above for more information
  • Application Fee: $60 Domestic, $125 International

Once decisions are sent March 10, you may log in to the Veracross portal to check on your application status. Veracross login is required and is provided to you at the time of your inquiry or application. A reminder is also sent to all applicants one week prior to the release of decisions.

Congratulations on your acceptance to Walker’s! All accepted students should plan to join us for Revisit Day. All information regarding Revisit Day is contained in your decision letter. Your enrollment contract is located in the Veracross Admission Portal and is due by April 10.

*Applications received after January 15 will be considered on a space-available basis.

Requirements

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: We require the SSAT score report (Secondary School Admission Test) or the PSAT score report (Preliminary SAT) if appropriate. We also accept the following state testing in place of the SSAT: IOWA, ERB’s, or Neuropsychological testing.
  • TOEFL: If English is not your native 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. At this time, we will be conducting all interviews through Zoom 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 use the button below or contact admission@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4200.