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Day School Life

Day School Life

A day in the life of a Walker’s student.

At Walker’s, day students are just as involved as boarders.

Day students arrive each morning to campus from as close as Simsbury and surrounding towns up to an hour’s drive away. For some, they take bus transportation from West Hartford. Others are dropped off or drive their own vehicles to campus. Once they are here, day students fill the day right up until the time they go home to get some rest and start anew the next morning.

Students come to campus early to have breakfast in Abra’s with friends- which is a great way to ease into the day- and remain through dinner most evenings. Some day students choose to participate in evening study hall at the Constance Lavino Bell Library from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All Upper School students are encouraged to participate in clubs and affinity groups which meet during lunch, free periods and sometimes during dinner.

Every day student is expected to participate in the after school co-curricular program where students choose their activity including sports, riding, dance, theater, and robotics among others for each of the school seasons. On occasion there is evening programming where students remain at school for dinner then attend a talk by visiting a speaker or evening event.

Daily Bus Transportation

Walker’s offers a daily bus transportation service for day students. The fee for the service is $700 per child per semester (billed at the beginning of each semester, once in September and once in January). Additional details on the program are below. Please direct any specific questions to Director of Enrollment Management Aline Rossiter at arossiter@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4202.

  • 7:15 a.m. pick up at Bishops Corner, West Hartford in front of Walgreens with arrival at EWS by approximately 7:45 a.m.

  • The vehicle will leave Beaver Brook at 6:00 p.m. with arrival at Walgreens, Bishops Corner, West Hartford by approximately 6:30 p.m.
  • Students not picked up by 6:35 p.m. will return to EWS with the driver for parent/guardian pick-up at Beaver Brook

  • There will be no bus services offered on days when classes are not in session due to regular scheduled days off, weather-related closings, or other unplanned school closings.
  • There may be times when the evening drop off schedule is modified to accommodate required events or inclement weather.
  • Notices about special schedules or timing changes will be posted in Walker’s Weekly (email) and on this bus transportation page.