|Annual School Fee||$425|
|Tuition Refund Insurance||$925|
|Annual School Fee||$340|
|Tuition Refund Insurance||$745|
All students must carry sufficient medical insurance either provided by the school or a family plan. Medical insurance costs range from $1,995 to $4,140 and depend on domestic/international status and deductible rates. Information about available domestic and international student medical insurance will be included in the enrollment package.
All international students, as well as U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents living abroad, are required to pay an annual International Student Fee of $750 in addition to the boarding tuition and annual school fee.
Financial aid is determined through the analysis of a family’s financial resources, including income and assets. To determine awards, the financial aid committee evaluates financial information and strives to make fair and objective financial aid decisions based on the needs analysis system of the School and Student Services (SSS) for Financial Assistance, a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. SSS provides Porter’s with a Report of Family Contribution which is used as a guide, however Porter’s completes an independent calculation for every application. To request need-based financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year, your financial aid application must be completed by January 15, 2022. To begin your financial aid application, please follow the steps below.
If you need assistance in completing the PFS or uploading documents to the SSS website, please contact the SSS Customer Service Center at 800-344-8328.
Option 1: Annual — Pay in full by August 1 & WAIVE Tuition Insurance
Option 2: Annual — Pay in full by August 1 & ENROLL in Tuition Insurance
Option 3: Two Payments — July and December & ENROLL in Tuition Insurance
Option 4: 10 Monthly Payments — May through February & ENROLL in Tuition Insurance
Upon applying for admission, students are automatically considered for our prestigious Trustee Scholarships. Scholarship recipients demonstrate strong academic achievement in addition to significant accomplishments in the arts, athletics, leadership, service, or global citizenship. Trustee Scholarships are partial tuition scholarships that are renewed annually. Each year, 10 trustee scholarships in amounts up to $10,000 each are awarded to new students. Students will receive notification with their application decision on March 10th if they are selected to be a recipient of a Trustee Scholarship.
There is no separate application required to be considered for a Trustee Scholarship. Additional information regarding personal achievements or awards that you would like the Admission team to receive in the form of supplementary documents or photos can be uploaded in the Interests and Achievements section under the Academics and Personal Achievements area of the SAO admission application. If you would like to share any links or videos, upload them to the Multimedia Links section of the SAO admission application. If you have already submitted these sections of the SAO admission application and would still like to include supplementary materials in the form of PDF, photos, or multimedia links, please email your submissions to email@example.com.
Students with significant experience in the arts, athletics, leadership, service, or global citizenship may contact the following faculty members for additional information about their specific programs, and submit to their SAO supplementary materials according to the guidelines listed below.
Contact Director of Athletics Avi Dubnov at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their sport(s) of interest and experience. In addition, students may include a resume of related experience and awards as part of their application for admission.
Work in the area of leadership, service, and global citizenship can be outlined in your admission application. If you have additional material demonstrating your work in these areas, please upload it to your SAO admission application. For questions, contact Sarah Quinn, Director of Admission, at email@example.com.
Contact Director of Dance Tessa Grunwald at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a video recording of a class and a prepared piece.
Contact Director of Music Patrick Reardon at email@example.com to discuss your interest and how to submit a video recording.
Contact Director of the Visual Arts Department, Grier Torrence at firstname.lastname@example.org. A digital portfolio containing a minimum of 10 pieces may be uploaded to your SAO Admission application. A portfolio may include but is not limited to prints, collages, or computer graphics. Work may be presented in multimedia slides, but there must be a minimum of three actual paintings or drawings in the portfolio.
Contact photography/cinematography teacher Josh Bezdek at email@example.com. A digital portfolio containing a minimum of 10 pieces in slide format or photographs may be submitted through your SAO application. A portfolio may be in slide format or photographs.
Contact ceramics teacher Ariana Kolins at firstname.lastname@example.org. A digital portfolio (photographs or slides) of a minimum of ten pieces may be submitted through your SAO application.
Contact Director of Drama Alexandra London-Thompson at email@example.com. You may submit through your SAO application a link to a video audition consisting of 2 contrasting monologues of no more than 4 minutes total. You may also send a video consisting of 1-2 vocal performances of 17 measures each (does not count towards the 4 minutes), as well as a headshot and resume.
Porter’s offers legacy scholarships to applicants to encourage and celebrate a family tradition of attending Miss Porter’s School. Sarah Porter Scholarships are partial tuition scholarships that are renewed annually and are open to children/stepchildren, grandchildren, siblings, and nieces of Porter’s graduates. These awards are given in amounts up to $5,000.
Students will receive notification with their application decision on March 10th if they are selected to be a recipient of a Sarah Porter Scholarship. These scholarships are only awarded to incoming students.
Please contact Jeannie Rumsey, Associate Director of Admission for Financial Aid at 860-409-3618 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about scholarships or need-based aid at Porter’s.
See some important dates below.
Families may begin completing the PFS online.
Financial aid application deadline. Families must send signed 2020 Federal Tax Form 1040 (including all schedules) and 2020 W-2 Forms to SSS.
Deadline for submission of 2021 W-2 Forms to SSS. Please note that you do not need to submit your 2021 Federal Tax Form 1040.
Families are notified of admission and financial aid decisions.
Enrollment contract and tuition deposit due.
Note: Returning families must reapply for financial aid each year their child is enrolled.
Families may begin completing the PFS online.
Deadline to submit PFS and all 2020 supporting tax documentation. (Refer to requirements for need-based aid.) Please note that you do not need to submit copies of your 2021 Federal Tax Form 1040.
Financial aid award decisions will be available at the time online enrollment contracts are released in February.
To be considered for need-based financial aid, a student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and the family must be filing U.S. income taxes. Families must reapply for financial assistance each year the student is enrolled.
While the financial aid committee will accept and review your application, the financial aid budget will have been set based on the school’s commitment to fund students already receiving financial aid at Porter’s. This means there is typically limited (if any) funds available for including additional students in the financial aid budget. It is therefore important that you apply for financial aid at the time of the student’s application to Porter’s.
Beginning on September 1, please visit the SSS Family Portal to complete your PFS and submit the required documentation by the deadlines indicated on the SSS website.
Both households, including step-parents, must complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and provide their prior year’s tax return and W2s.
Yes, parents/guardians will need to provide their business tax return as well as their personal tax return and all schedules. This may include Schedule C, Schedule E, Form 1065, Form 1120, Form 1120S, and any Schedule K-1 forms received.
Along with School and Student Services (SSS), Porter’s estimates financial need by reviewing a family’s prior year’s tax return, W2s, and Parents Financial Statement. SSS provides Porter’s with a Report of Family Contribution which is used as a guide, and Porter’s completes an independent calculation for every application. Once a file is calculated, Porter’s Financial Aid Committee meets to discuss the family’s data and determines the family contribution and financial aid award.
Parents/guardians of newly admitted students are notified of financial aid and scholarship decisions by March 10. Returning families can expect to receive their award information with their online enrollment contracts in February.
Families can expect that financial aid will continue throughout the student’s enrollment provided that a family continues to demonstrate need. The size of the award can vary according to a family’s financial circumstances and tuition increases.