There’s something magical
about Miss Porter’s School

On the bank of the river in the charming village of Farmington since 1843 — Porter’s is always full of life. This community – with so many familiar faces – is spirited and serious, powerful and nourishing.

Porter’s campus is where friendships are full time. Girls are free to be themselves . . to make their voices heard. It’s a place of connection, building self-confidence and being part of something larger than themselves.

Best and Boldest

Life at Miss Porter's School

Porter’s girls are a BOLD dynamic group of day and boarding students from around the world living and learning together.


Our traditions — timeless, reverent, and fun — are the backbone of our community. Girls find connections with one another experiencing what Ancients have before them. 

It’s all about bonding, belonging and unity. It’s girl-focused and your forever-friends are right beside you.


Beyond academics — sports, programs, and co-curricular activities keep our students engaged and busy. Co-curricular activities and/or team sports are required for students each day. Program activities are for students looking for recreational opportunities off the field or court. Events and program activities throughout the week and weekends are organized by the Office of Student Life. All students are encouraged to attend and participate! Porter’s belongs to a consortium of area schools that all host inter-school events like socials, performances, carnivals, concerts, and local trips, so friendships form with other students in the consortium schools. Decisions, decisions. There is truly something for everyone.

On campus

Movies, game nights, coffee houses, and club-sponsored events create a sense of community and opportunity for students to foster life-long friendships

Off campus

Shuttle runs to shopping centers, movies, museums and restaurants bring more fun to busy days in Farmington

Arts Enrichment

Music Enrichment



TIE iLab


Winter Running

Serious Fitness

Student Leadership

Leadership in action.

Leadership opportunities are brought to life at Porter’s. Our community encourages and values student voices and allows young women to take charge, learning to become brave women who will someday be in charge.

Beyond the social-emotional education woven into advisory and core classes — leaders receive additional leadership training to enhance skills in communication, collaboration and strategic thinking and planning. They also learn the significance of empathy, resilience, and cultural awareness.

Student Leadership at Porter's

Nova Nine

Junior Advisors

Alliance and Affinity Heads

Student Council Class Representatives

Meet the Office of Student Life
Elizabeth Schmitt

Chief Enrollment & Student Affairs Officer

Ana Calciano Pratt

Dean of Students

Michelle Coster

Assistant Dean of Students

Stacy Martell

House Director & Office of Student Life Coordinator

Residential Life

Porter’s campus is a blend of old New England charm and modern eco-friendly and sustainable spaces and buildings. All of our students are welcomed inside a safe and nurturing environment that challenges them to be their best selves in our ever-changing world.

Dormitories are designed to look and feel like private residences — and quickly become “home” for our boarding students. Each dorm has full time House Directors or “dorm parents” who are present and available to our boarders. Our boarding students are supported throughout the year with independence, character development and personal responsibility while enveloped in family-like care.

Our day students also have their own dormitory space to assure them a home away from home. Students can store their belongings, relax with friends and have a place of their own in between classes and activities. 

All Porter’s students have access to all dormitories. We are committed to a healthy environment in which our students live, study, play and are welcomed with open arms. The sense of belonging, engagement and camaraderie is found on every corner of our campus.

It’s the magic of Porter’s. Where students become friends and friends become family.

Meet the House Directors
Meghan Anthony

House Director

Lauren Bahre

House Director

Sydni Bellucci

House Director, Residential Life Associate

Katie Johnson

House Director

Stacy Martell

House Director & Office of Student Life Coordinator

Heidi Mason

House Director

Dariana Rosario

Intern - OEI & House Director

Emily Surprenant

Director of Summer Programs; House Director; Teacher - AIS Global

Sam Tressy

House Director

Eartha Tyler

House Director


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