Welcome! We are excited that you are part of the Walker’s community and look forward to starting the new school year in September 2020.
We hope you have been able to enjoy some time this summer with family and finding time to recharge before we begin school this fall. The administrative team and Walker’s COVID Task Force continue to meet regularly and together have developed a plan that allows us to be on campus in September, while paying close attention to the importance of the health and safety of our students and all members of the Walker’s community. We continue to adjust our plans as needed to follow the latest guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization, national, state, and local officials and healthcare providers.
On our COVID-19 Information webpage, we’ve outlined information to assist you in preparation for arrival. We will continue to communicate throughout the summer as additional information becomes available.
By clicking on the button below, you’ll find customized Back to School checklists with links to everything you need to complete in the next several weeks. We also encourage you to spend some time looking through the blocks below to familiarize yourself with any technology updates and other important Walker’s information.
Students, click the buttons below to view the full summer reading list and assignments for summer 2020. The English Department encourages you to read as much as possible this summer — get lost in a book, meet inspiring characters, marvel in the wonders of language, find solace in a story, and find new ways to look at the world.
The required texts for each course represent a wide range of content and genre and we urge you to try something new and challenging. We have also included a long list of optional texts to help you find books that will push you to grow as an English student. As always, consult with a trusted adult if you are unsure about a particular text. Happy reading!
To alleviate congestion and to ensure the safety of all arriving students, during this period, all new and returning students must be accompanied by one parent or guardian.
To provide for flexibility in flight arrangements, please note that international students may arrive September 4 through September 8 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Please note that all 9th graders are considered “new students”
September 3: Proctors (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
September 4: 11th and 12th Grade Returning Day Students (12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
September 5: Returning Upper School Boarding Students (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
September 6: 10th Grade Returning Day Students (12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
September 7: New Upper School Boarding Students, Grades 9-12, PG (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
September 7: New Upper School Day Students, Grades 9-12 (12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
September 8: Middle School Boarding Students, Grades 7-8 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
September 8: Middle School Day Students, Grades 6-8 (12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
September 8: New Girl Chapel (Tentative, 5:00 p.m.)
September 9: First Day of Classes (Half Day, Classes begin at 8:15 a.m., afternoon activities)
September 9: Open Chapel and Banquet (Tentative, 5:00 p.m.)
September 11: All-School Event (Required for All Students, evening)
Specifics regarding other activities and orientation times will be shared shortly. Please also continue to read the Friday Walker’s Weeklies where we will share additional details over the upcoming weeks.
Parent/Guardian Information Sessions will be offered each check-in day from September 3 through September 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. For those unable to be on campus during these times, recordings of the sessions will be made available.
Walker’s dress code has evolved over many decades to represent the styles of the times, while maintaining school traditions. A defined dress code allows us to guide girls to make clothing choices while ensuring their confidence and creating a environment that looks professional and is conducive to learning.
Students must be in dress code in Academic Buildings from:
During the year there are dress down and spirit days when the dress code is not in effect.
*New Students Only
Main Desk: +1-860-408-4467
Attendance (Mallory Pasquariello): +1-860-408-4237
Middle School: +1-860-408-4297
Nurse (Joyce McIntyre): +1-860-408-4289
Counselor (Joan Skelley): +1-860-408-4284
Director of Social Justice and Inclusion (Elisa Del Valle Cardona): +1-860-408-4287
Student Billing (Deb Palazzolo): +1-860-408-4242
Dean of Students (Kathleen McNary Pillsbury): +1-860-408-4239
(8:15 a.m. – 3:25 p.m., Monday-Friday)
Registrar/Scheduling/Student Records (Susan Riggles): +1-860-408-4235
Academic Administration (John Monagan): +1-860-408-4221
Technology (IT Helpdesk Support): +1-860-408-4343
Athletics (Kati Eggert): +1-860-408-4290
Cluett Dorm Faculty On Duty: +1-860-266-5863
Smith Dorm Faculty On Duty: +1-860-266-5864
New Dorm Faculty On Duty: +1-860-266-5861
Administrator on Duty (AOD): +1-860-821-3080
(after 3:30 p.m. and weekends)