Information for Boarding Students

Travel for Vacations

During breaks when the dorms close, Walker's provides shuttle transportation at no charge to and from Bradley International Airport and Union Station in Hartford, CT for those who sign up in advance. For our longer vacations, shuttle service may also be arranged New York's JFK airport for an additional fee if there is sufficient demand.

Missing classes is discouraged and is disruptive. The Dean of Students Office must approve any early dismissals or late returns a week in advance of the break (please refer to Attendance Policy in the Walker Book). Before the Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks and long weekends, students are dismissed after their usually scheduled classes on the day of dismissal.

Please contact Mallory Pasquariello, our administrative assistant to the Dean's Office, at or at +1-860-408-4237 if you have any questions about any of these transportation options. Detailed information will be provided to students in advance of each major vacation.

Long Weekends

Our dorms are closed during long weekends, but if you need help finding accommodations or host families, we are happy to assist you.

Hosting international students is a great opportunity for both new and returning families, as the exchange of students across borders is truly priceless.

If you need help finding accommodations or are interested in hosting a student during one of the long weekends, please contact Mallory Pasquariello, administrative assistant to the Dean's Office, at or +1-860-408-4237.

Ground Transportation

When traveling locally by car, there are several services that are approved by The Ethel Walker School. Students are expected to pay for the car or taxi service at the time the arrangements for travel are made.

Valley Cab
Taxi service: Students must have permission to take taxis before reservations are made
76 Fernwood Drive, Simsbury Center, CT 06070-2915
(860) 651-0800

Kevin's Koaches
For a private limousine or town car - door to door service
Cell (Preferred): (860) 402-7787 Office: (860) 666-8031

Avon Transportation LLC
Interstate Luxury Car Service & Shuttle
(860) 294-6667

To Reach Us By Air or Rail


The Ethel Walker School is a short 20 minute drive from Bradley International Airport.


Union Station - Hartford, CT
Provides bus and train service to New York, Boston and several New England destinations.

To make travel arrangements, please contact Mallory Pasquariello, administrative assistant to the Dean's Office, at or +1-860-408-4237.

To Reach Us By Car

School Address:
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

Where to Stay

If you are planning a visit to our campus, to spend some time with your daughter or to visit anytime, review our list of local accommodations.

Information for Day Students

Daily Bus Transportation for Day Students

Bus transportation at The Ethel Walker SchoolWalker's offers a daily bus transportation service for day students. The 2019-2020 fee for the service is $850 per child per semester (billed at the beginning of each semester, once in September and once in January) or approximately $10 per day. Additional details on the program are below. Please direct any specific questions to Aline Rossiter at or 860-408-4202.

Note: The first day of bus service for the 2019-2020 school year will be on Monday, September 9.