Here’s a month-to-month breakdown to guide you through the admissions process.
Below are descriptions of all of the items needed to complete your application. The application and all required supporting documents are to be submitted through SSAT’s Standard Application Online (SAO) by January 15.
Please complete and submit the Standard Application Online (SAO) with your parent(s) or guardian(s).
Please provide a copy of a graded essay or paper (with teacher comments) that you have written during the current academic year for either an English or History class. Please do not submit poems, short stories, or other creative pieces. You will be given the opportunity to upload a document when completing the SAO.
Please request that your current math and English teacher complete and submit the SAO teacher recommendation forms to us by the January 15 application deadline.
The school recommendation should be sent to your Principal, Head of School or Guidance Counselor with a request that it be completed and returned to the Admission Office by January 15. Your transcript should include your grades from the last two years as well as your most current grades for the present academic year. If you have attended more than one school in recent years, you may need to contact each school to obtain the appropriate transcripts.
Porter’s accepts only original standardized test scores submitted by the testing agency.
The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) or the ISEE is required to complete an application for students entering grades 9 or 10. Students entering grade 11 may submit results from the SSAT, SAT, or the PSAT. If you are applying for grade 12, please send us your PSAT or SAT results. Information concerning your PSAT or SAT tests should be available at your school. We recommend registering early to take the standardized test in the fall. SSAT is offered one day a month at many locations. You may register for the SSAT online through ssat.org. We recommend that standardized testing be completed by mid-January in order to have fulfilled all requirements by the January 15 deadline. Be sure to have your scores sent to Miss Porter’s School (SSAT code – #5122). In lieu of the SSAT, Porter’s will accept the ISEE Test. You may register for the ISEE online through erblearn.org. Be sure to have your scores sent to Miss Porter’s School (ISEE code- #070210)
Additionally, if English is not the primary language you speak at home or school, we request that you take the TOEFL iBT (internet based test): Test of English as a Foreign Language. Be sure your official TOEFL scores are sent to Miss Porter’s School (TOEFL code- # 8606). For students applying for grade 9, we are looking for a minimum overall score 90, and for incoming 10th and 11th graders we are looking for a minimum overall score of 100.
If applying for financial aid, you must indicate on the admission application that your family will be applying for need-based financial aid. Please visit porters.org/affordability for eligibility requirements and application instructions. Financial aid applications are due by January 15.
Please contact our Admission Office either by phone or by email to schedule a campus visit which will include your interview. If you are unable to visit campus, we will be happy to arrange a Zoom or phone interview.
Please submit your standard application online (SAO).
Chief Enrollment & Student Affairs Officer
Director of Admission
Admission Office Coordinator
Katie joined Porter’s in March of 2019, after spending 8 years with an
early literacy nonprofit organization in Boston, MA. She received a
B.S. in Journalism from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from Boston
College Law School. Katie has worked in various roles in government
affairs and development throughout her career, and is excited to bring
these skills to the Office of Admission. Katie lives in Farmington
with her husband, Mike, daughter Maddie, son Graham, and 14-year-old
rescue pup, Bauer.
Admission Assistant & Database Coordinator
Associate Director of Admission
Associate Director of Admission for International Recruitment, Assistant Dean, Equity & Inclusion
Assistant Director of Admission
Christina, an alumna of Miss Porter’s class of 2013, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from The College of the Holy Cross in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Co-chair of Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology, Christina completed an independent study titled “The Self: Created and Discovered,” a narrative thesis reflective of her nuanced experience with her Asian-American identity. Additionally, she minored in studio art with a focus on digital and graphic design and also pursued a concentration in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. In her final year, she studied social and corporate sustainability and is considering pursuing a Master’s degree in that field. Following her graduation from Holy Cross, Christina worked at Miss Porter’s in the Office of Admission as Office Manager, managing visits and also designing both digital and print marketing materials for the Office. In the spring of 2018, she continued her design work as a freelancer from Prague, Czech Republic, where she and her partner moved to teach English to Czech elementary children and adults. Christina rejoined the Office of Admission as the Assistant Director in 2019, and she continues to create marketing materials, as well as admissions web content.