Application Process
Admission to Porter's is selective. Applicants are accepted to grades nine through 12 on the basis of demonstrated intellectual curiosity, academic achievement, community involvement and extracurricular activity, and leadership. These are determined by school records, teacher recommendations, test results, personal essays, and an interview. Porter's also actively seeks to enroll students from a variety of backgrounds, whose unique perspectives and experiences enrich life at the school.

The Admission team has created an independent school admission timeline to help guide you through the application process. This step by step guide can be accessed on the Admission Timeline page. 

If you are an international student please read the Information for International Students page for answers to frequently asked questions.

Application Checklist

List of 9 items.

  • Application Requirements

    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.
  • Application for Admission

    Read More
  • Graded Paper

    Read More
  • Teacher Recommendations (English & Math)

    Read More
  • School Recommendations and Transcript

    Read More
  • Standardized Tests

    Read More
  • Interview

    Read More
  • Photo

    Read More
  • Financial Aid

    Read More

The Application

Please proceed to the SAO (Standard Application Online) by clicking on the SAO link on this page.

We appreciate your efforts to complete all of the requirements for your application by the January 15 deadline. Admission decisions will be made available online on March 10 for all completed admission applications and their supporting documents received by January 15. Applications submitted after the January 15 deadline will be given consideration if space permits; however, financial aid is usually not available after March 10. We look forward to considering your application.

Online Application Checklist

To help make the application process as simple as possible the Admission Office assigns all candidates who apply for the upcoming admission year a user name to access their Porter’s account that allows online access to the candidate’s admission decision on March 10.

Online Decision

On March 10 each candidate that completed an application will be notified of their decision online through their Porter’s account.










Additional Application Forms

Miss Porter's School
60 Main Street   |    Farmington, CT 06032  |   Telephone: 860-409-3500  |  Since 1843