Since its founding in 1991, The Ethel Walker Middle School has been a special place for girls.
Because of its small size, students in The Ethel Walker Middle School are able to cultivate a meaningful sense of belonging while establishing an excellent educational foundation that takes them through Upper School and beyond. Girls thrive in an environment that affords them a sense of agency and a platform where they further develop their voice and learn how to use it effectively to have a say in their own education. As the only all-girls independent middle school in central Connecticut for grades six through eight, local families travel from as far away as New Haven and Litchfield Counties, and the towns of Glastonbury, Hebron, and Tolland among others to be part of the Walker’s Middle School community.
A boarding program is available for students in grades seven and eight making it possible for girls from across the world be part of the Walker’s Middle School community. Weekend and evening programming is tailored to the developmental stage of middle school girls and it is managed under the supervision of Walker’s on-campus residential faculty.
In 2019, the Farmington River faced contamination after a fire broke out at Bradley International Airport, requiring the use of a special foam to extinguish the flames. This foam contained…
Horizons at The Ethel Walker School hosted its annual STEAM Exposition this past Thursday, July 27 at the School's Centennial Center.
Walker’s campus packed the Ferguson Theatre both Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 for the 2023 Spring Musical. The audience and performers worked symbiotically to produce a lively event.…
On Monday, January 16, 2023, sixth grader Mariah Cubano '29 was honored with the State of Connecticut Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Vanguard Award for her mission, "Black Characters Matter."
Added to: Middle School
Head of Walker’s Middle School Isabel Ceballos possesses a powerful vision for girls’ education by combining her passions for achieving academic excellence and culturally responsive teaching. Her ability to connect with both students and parents as an outstanding teacher and administrator allows her to view education as a collaborative partnership. Ms. Ceballos believes that the middle school years are not ones to be faced alone and if there is anything that her students have taught her, it is how important friendships — particularly those developed in middle school — really are. She believes that “True friendships welcome you with open arms. They wear tutus and face paint with you on important spirit days. They will give you room to be your unapologetic self.” Prior to her appointment in Fall 2019, Ms. Ceballos was a Spanish teacher in Walker’s World Languages program and the former executive director of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, the nation’s first all-girls program serving students in grades pre-k through fifth grade.