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Virtual and On Campus Visits

Imagine yourself at Walker’s.

There are many ways for prospective students and parents to connect with us this fall, including Open Houses, Upper School virtual sessions, and Middle School Zoom chats and on campus events.

On this page you will also find our student-led campus tour and information about on campus visits.

Types of Virtual Visits

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.

Our full campus experience virtual visit is an opportunity for prospective families to virtually explore our campus with a Cicerone student tour guide. After that, prospective students will have a conversational interview with an admission officer. The virtual visit will conclude with an opportunity for parents to speak with the admission officer. To schedule a full campus experience, please call the admission office at 860-408-4200 or by email at admisson@ethelwalker.org.

Talk with current members of the Walker’s community including students, faculty, coaches, and administrators. (Available by Zoom, phone, and email). Arrange a meeting now by emailing admission@ethelwalker.org or calling 860-408-4200.

We look forward to welcoming you safely on campus. Until then, we hope to meet you during a virtual visit with Walker’s!

On Campus Visits

SCHEDULE A CAMPUS EXTERIOR TOUR

Prospective students and families have the opportunity to visit campus and have an in-person exterior tour with one of our admission counselors. Please know that we do abide by all the CDC regulations and ask that if you are from one of the CDC high risk countries or red states that you schedule a virtual visit. Please call the Admission Office at 860-408-4200 or by email at admission@ethelwalker.org to schedule a campus exterior tour with an admission counselor. Face coverings are required. 

Available times:

  • Monday through Friday (9:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.


Explore Our Campus

Tour our campus with Cicerones Abi W. ’20 and Clare T. ’20

Learn More About Our Campus

Beaver Brook
Centennial Center exterior (OMR Architects Photography: Robert Benson Photography)
Centennial Lawn (OMR Architects Photography: Robert Benson Photography)
Middle School
Equestrian Center
Ferguson Theatre
Chapel
Library
Steelcase Classroom
Athletic Fields and Courts
Apiary
Walker's Woods
Beaver Brook

Walker’s main academic center, Beaver Brook, houses classrooms, including art studios and the Symington Science Center, Abra’s Dining Hall, large gathering spaces, the school store, and academic, administrative, and faculty offices.

Centennial Center

Opened fall 2016, the Centennial Center includes a double gymnasium, eight-lane pool, four squash courts, two dance studios, a health and wellness center, fitness center, student social center, and community gathering spaces throughout.

Centennial Lawn

Located behind Beaver Brook, The Centennial Lawn includes outdoor patio areas perfect for studying or gathering with friends.

Middle School

Walker’s Middle School houses classrooms, a large social center, maker space and computer lab, and the school’s music and rehearsal spaces.

Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Center, located on Walker’s 175-acre campus, is considered one of the premier equestrian facilities at any school in the country, with the main barn, indoor/outdoor riding rings, individual paddocks, winding trails, and extensive turnouts.

Ferguson Theatre

Ferguson Theatre accommodates 350 people and is the site of dance concerts, several school productions such as the Middle School Play and the Upper School Spring Musical, and many more school performances.

Chapel

Walker’s non-denominational Chapel is the site for all-school meetings and concerts. Its graceful architecture, huge arched windows, and magnificent Aeolian-Skinner Organ make it a centerpiece of Walker’s campus.

Library

The Constance Lavino Bell Library houses a large selection of books and electronic media, as well as an art gallery and the School’s archives. The Counseling Center and additional classrooms are in the Library as well as a student-run cafe.

Galbraith

The School’s former basketball court, dance studio, training room, and workout center were located in Galbraith Gymnasium, until the Centennial Center opened in 2016. Today, Galbraith houses our Steelcase Active Learning Classroom (pictured).

Athletic Fields and Courts

Acres of athletic playing fields include three natural grass fields, four synthetic turf fields, seven tennis courts, and two softball fields for field hockey, lacrosse, softball, and soccer.

Apiary

Walker’s apiary began as a proposal by science students concerned about the damaging effects colony collapse disorder has on the global bee population and agriculture at large. It is located on Walker’s campus and maintained by a parent who is a professional beekeeper.

Walker's Woods

Adjacent to campus, 427 acres of Walker’s Woods are available to students for riding, running, walking, and study of the environment. Several different ecosystems allow for science and environmental study, as well as ample opportunity for hiking and photography.