Founded in 1843, Miss Porter’s School is an independent, single-sex, boarding school that is fully dedicated to its mission of preparing young women to “shape a changing world.” Located in the historic New England village of Farmington, Connecticut, Miss Porter's School maintains a diverse student body of around 335 girls in grades 9-12 and is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a world-class faculty. We expect that all of our teachers will be among the best in the nation.

Teaching at Miss Porter’s

Miss Porter’s is committed to offering a distinctive, student-centered curriculum that helps girls to build skills in the traditional liberal arts while also specifically preparing them for successful careers and lives of purpose in a dynamic, fast-paced future.  We pride ourselves in offering an interdisciplinary, experiential, collaborative, and project-based curriculum that requires students to explore and address the authentic problems facing our world today.  Through this curriculum, students will become — in the words of our mission — “informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens.”

Faculty Positions

Job Title
Dean of College Counseling

Download this PDF for the opportunity statement for this position and instructions to apply.  Applications are due by February 1, 2024.

Job Title
Art and Design Teacher

Position Summary

We are seeking a teacher who can contribute to both our Arts Department and our Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. 

Prospective teaching candidates should have expertise in their field, and an interest in and ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting.  Our faculty works together within and across departments to build curriculum and design assessments and experiences that are aligned both horizontally and vertically to provide the students with a holistic and cohesive experience.  Miss Porter’s is not a school where people teach and design curriculum in isolation from their colleagues.  Genuine collaboration is a must! 

Candidates should also be adept at managing a dynamic, active, student-centered classroom, and be committed to teaching in ways that are the best for girls.  Candidates must be skilled in curriculum design and familiar with project-based learning, authentic assessment, mastery learning, and standards-based grading.   

Faculty members are expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school and share in residential-life responsibilities. Hence, an interest in coaching or coordinating extra-curricular activities and a willingness to fulfill evening and weekend duties is a must.  

Perhaps most importantly, candidates must have a high degree of cross-cultural competency and be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of school life. Our teachers work to create equitable classrooms in which students have equal access and opportunities to learn and achieve to their fullest potential. 

Working at a boarding school is a demanding job, and, thus, we seek candidates who are willing to work long, hard hours when school is in session, knowing that their work is worth it because they are changing lives for the better.

Miss Porter’s is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a world class faculty.  We expect that all of our teachers will be among the best in the nation.  

  • Specific courses may include a range of visual arts classes, digital marketing, and entrepreneurial design; the ideal candidate will have the ability to teach in a range of STEAM areas and within an interdisciplinary framework.
  • Miss Porter’s uses a modular-block schedule where full credit courses are taught intensively within a trimester; a full time teaching load is two courses per trimester.
  • All teachers are assigned co-curricular responsibilities based on interest and expertise, these include participation in the afternoon program and residential program.   
  • Teachers are on a weekly duty team 5-6 weeks per year.
  • Serve as advisors to a group of students.
  • Attendance at school events including evenings and weekends is required.S

The essential functions and basic skills have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Interested candidates should send resumes and a brief cover letter in an email with the job title in the subject line to Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty, Tim Quinn, at tquinn-careers@missporters.org.

Job Title
STEM Teacher with Math and Physics Experience

Position Summary

Prospective teaching candidates should have expertise in their field, and an interest in and ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting.  Our faculty works together within and across departments to build curriculum and design assessments and experiences that are aligned both horizontally and vertically to provide the students with a holistic and cohesive experience.  Miss Porter’s is not a school where people teach and design curriculum in isolation from their colleagues.  Genuine collaboration is a must! 

Candidates should also be adept at managing a dynamic, active, student-centered classroom, and be committed to teaching in ways that are the best for girls.  Candidates must be skilled in curriculum design and familiar with project-based learning, authentic assessment, mastery learning, and standards-based grading.   

Faculty members are expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school and share in residential-life responsibilities. Hence, an interest in coaching or coordinating extra-curricular activities and a willingness to fulfill evening and weekend duties is a must.  

Perhaps most importantly, candidates must have a high degree of cross-cultural competency and be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of school life. Our teachers work to create equitable classrooms in which students have equal access and opportunities to learn and achieve to their fullest potential. 

Working at a boarding school is a demanding job, and, thus, we seek candidates who are willing to work long, hard hours when school is in session, knowing that their work is worth it because they are changing lives for the better.

Miss Porter’s is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a world class faculty.  We expect that all of our teachers will be among the best in the nation.  

  • Specific courses will likely include Conceptual Physics, Algebra 2, and Precalculus; the ideal candidate will have the ability to teach in a range of STEM areas and within an interdisciplinary framework.
  • Miss Porter’s uses a modular-block schedule where full credit courses are taught intensively within a trimester; a full time teaching load is two courses per trimester.
  • Co-curricular responsibilities assigned based on interest and expertise, potentially including participation in the afternoon program and residential program.   
  • Teachers are on a weekly duty team 5-6 weeks per year.
  • Serve as advisor to a group of students.
  • Attendance at school events including evenings and weekends is required. 

The essential functions and basic skills have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Interested candidates should send resumes and a brief cover letter in an email with the job title in the subject line to Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty, Tim Quinn, at tquinn-careers@missporters.org.

Job Title
Teacher for Summer Online courses (multiple positions)

Department
Porter’s Center for Global Leadership

Job Status
Temporary, summer 2023

Position Summary
Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut  is seeking experienced educators to teach, for-credit, online courses this summer. We are currently hiring for the following online courses:

  • Geometry (Course runs from 6/26-8/4, and and meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. ET)
  • Chemistry (Course runs from 6/26-8/4, and and meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. ET)

 

The ideal candidate is oriented toward skill-building and a growth mindset. In addition to experience with classroom teaching and individualized instruction, candidates must have a strong and evolving understanding of best practices in teaching and learning in their discipline. Candidates must have experience teaching the relevant class, experience teaching online (using Zoom) and experience using project-based learning and standards assessments. 

The candidate will receive support and oversight in planning, curriculum design, and using Canvas; however, they must have the ability to work independently and with limited supervision. The online teacher will report to the Director of Summer Programs, who will attend some Zoom classes for support and to provide feedback periodically.

  • Online courses will be hosted on the Miss Porter’s Canvas platform and hosted on Zoom. Teachers will be given access to this platform, but will be required to use their own computers. Teachers will also be given a Miss Porter’s email for the duration of the course.
  • We do not require the use of textbooks, however, a list of any texts/materials that students need to purchase should be provided by teachers to Miss Porter’s School by May 1, 2023.
  • Miss Porter’s School uses standards-based grading and will provide Priority Standards and Learning Objectives for each course along with assessments and department policies. Teachers can use their own instructional methods and design their own lesson-plans, but they need to help students work towards mastery of the provided standards and objectives.
  • Teachers must have reliable internet service and adequate space from which to teach.
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The essential functions and basic skills have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Interested candidates should send resumes and a brief cover letter in an email with “Summer Online Teaching” in the subject line to careers@missporters.org.

PENN RESIDENCY MASTER'S IN TEACHING

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

 

The University of Pennsylvania’s Independent School Teaching Residency program is a groundbreaking collaboration between the Penn Graduate School of Education and a consortium of the nation’s leading Independent Schools. The Independent School Teaching Residency program enables aspiring and early career teachers to receive a master’s degree in education while completing an intensive teaching fellowship at a host partner school. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for the independent schools’ unique settings, the program features intensive on-site sessions in combination with innovative and collaborative online learning.

Those interested in applying for the 2024-2025 school year should send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Timothy Quinn.

While we will review applicants from any discipline, we are currently prioritizing candidates with expertise in World Languages, Math, and Science.

All TEACHING FACULTY OPENINGS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR have been filled.

Staff Positions

Job Title
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Job Status
Full-time, calendar year, including some weekends and evenings

Department
Alumnae and Development Office

Reports to
Associate Director of Annual Giving

Travel Required
Yes

Reporting to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director works closely with the Chief Advancement Officer, Alumnae and Development colleagues, the Development Committees of the Board of Trustees and the Alumnae Board to effectively meet annual fundraising goals for ongoing and immediate institutional needs. 

Miss Porter’s Alumnae and Development’s efforts are enhanced by effective partnerships with the campus community as well as external constituents including Ancients, families, faculty, staff, volunteers and friends. Development areas include annual giving, major gifts, principal gifts, planned giving, and alumni and parent engagement. 

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will advance the mission of Miss Porter’s School by collaboratively working to secure fiscal year budget support from all constituencies. Candidates should have marketing and project management experience, volunteer management experience, a track record of successful fundraising, be a proactive and creative problem solver, a careful listener, highly curious, entrepreneurial, market focused, highly collaborative and willing to be an exceptional institutional ambassador. 

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will be expected to have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, a belief in the mission and Community Call to Action of Miss Porter’s School and dedication to our effort to become an anti-racist institution. They must demonstrate the ability to work with and respect a diverse population of graduates, students and colleagues across a dynamic educational campus. 

The successful candidate should be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, able to set priorities and meet deadlines, thrive on creativity and innovation.They should seek to strengthen and expand Miss Porter’s School’s donor pipeline through effective discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and be comfortable working with volunteers. The Assistant Director must work with and maintain confidential information.

  • Champion the Office of Alumnae and Development’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging efforts, including a commitment to anti-racism, the dismantling of systemic hierarchies that marginalize people based on identity and efforts to ensure that all volunteers belong to the community of Miss Porter’s School.
  • Under the direction of the Associate Director, responsible for using donor data to develop and execute annual solicitations targeted to assigned audiences. Assist with the planning and execution of the annual giving communications plan and calendar. Ensure that solicitations focus on a variety of goals including acquisition, retention, reactivation, and upgrades in donor giving. Campaigns will support a multi-channel approach including the following:
    • Digital initiatives: email solicitations, texting campaigns, digital ads, one-day challenges, and crowdfunding campaigns. This may be done in collaboration with the Alumnae and Development Multimedia Designer and the Office of Communications. 
    • Print initiatives: creation of mass and segmented mail appeals. Work with internal colleagues and external vendors, including designers and mail houses, to ensure proper and timely distribution of those appeals.
  • Support and guide volunteer outreach and management of tasks for Class Representatives, members of the Board of Trustees and the Alumnae Board, current parents, and selected Reunion classes. At the direction of the Associate Director, utilizes data to provide oversight of Class Representatives and their peer-to-peer campaigns, educational communications, training, digital and other programs associated with the work of those volunteers.
  • Manage the student Second Head of School, their committee and activities designed for senior class fundraising and post-graduation engagement. Ensure successful training of Second Head of School’s Committee as Class Representatives for their class’ engagement beyond graduation.
  • Manage assigned Reunion classes and direct activities to meet the goals of those class efforts.
  • Utilize current CRM tools (Raiser’s Edge, GiveCampus and RENXT) to provide immediate and self-serve reporting on donors, prospects and volunteer effectiveness. Become well versed in the use of each tool and provide ongoing support to volunteer users.
  • Associates degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training, required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of successful fundraising marketing experience, preferably in an academic or non-profit environment.
  • Proficiency with data analytics working with donor databases and reporting systems.
  • Experience using social media platforms to engage volunteers and promote initiatives.
  • Highly skilled communicator, both oral and written. Knowledge and experience working with volunteers.
  • Familiarity with crowdfunding and online grassroots campaigns.
  • Proficiency in current information and fundraising technology with emphasis on Google Suite and Raiser’s Edge, Give Campus and Canva.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness and ability to travel if needed.
  • Previous experience working with students and/or young alumni preferred.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume electronically (include job title in your subject line) to: careers@missporters.org.

Job Title
Groundskeeper

Job Status
Full-time, 12 month

Department
Grounds

Reports to
Grounds Supervisor

FLSA
Non-exempt/Hourly

Responsible for upkeep of the school’s campus grounds in varying seasons and conditions by performing landscaping tasks and sports field maintenance, and campus event set-up and take down.

  • Mows campus lawns and athletic fields; performs turf field maintenance
  • Prunes trees, shrubs, perennials and other plant materials
  • Clears leaves and other debris from campus property
  • Sets up athletic fields (line painting, goals, benches, barrels)
  • String trims around objects on campus
  • Weeds ornamental perennial beds
  • Operates a variety of hand and powered equipment
  • Sets up irrigation hoses
  • Re-seeds campus lawns and athletic fields
  • Applies bark mulch to ornamental beds
  • Performs maintenance on grounds equipment
  • Handles snow and ice removal from campus roads, walks, steps
  • Performs maintenance on school owned vehicles
  • Assists with campus event set-ups and takedowns
  • Assist all other departments when necessary
  • High school graduate with a combination of work experience in related field. 
  • At least one year of related experience and/or training in grounds related work.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot minor mechanical problems and perform repairs to grounds equipment and vehicles.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to understand verbal instructions and ability to read and comprehend instructions. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly with others.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within a team.
  • Must maintain a valid State of Connecticut driver’s license.
  • Prolonged periods walking, standing, bending, stretching, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, or kneeling.
  • Must be physically able to operate power equipment, using arms, legs, hands and fingers to operate equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, snow and ice.
  • Overtime hours and occasional weekend hours are required.

The physical demands described here are representative to those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume electronically (include job title in your subject line) to: careers@missporters.org.

Job Title
Housekeeper

Job Status
Full-time or Part-time

Department
Facilities

Reports to
Director of Campus Planning & Design

FLSA
Non-exempt/Hourly

Maintains the cleanliness of assigned areas by following a daily/weekly schedule of duties. Supports the work of the Facilities departments, other personnel and contractors to ensure high quality and efficient cleaning and service support to campus.

  • Clean and disinfect all assigned areas to maintain a high level of sanitation and cleanliness. Includes bathrooms, showers, kitchen areas, laundry rooms, common rooms, offices, corridors and other areas within campus buildings.
  • Remove trash and other debris from receptacles.
  • Check and refill soap, paper towels and toilet tissue dispensers.
  • Sweep and damp mop floors.
  • Wipe down vertical surfaces.
  • Dust horizontal surfaces.
  • Vacuum surfaces.
  • Restock supplies in closets and storage areas.
  • Assist other employees when needed.
  • Monitor and report any problems, repairs or supply needs to the supervisor.
  • High school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience and/or training in custodial work.
  • Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate and understand verbal instructions and ability to read/write and comprehend simple instructions.
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines.
  • Ability to demonstrate proper judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean, and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting. 
  • Required to stand, stoop, walk or sit and move distances between campus buildings.
  • Required to use arms, legs, hands and fingers to manipulate tools and supplies necessary for performing the duties of the job and will be subjected to repetitive hand/arm movements.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds is required.
  • Ability to be exposed to dust, dirt, cleaner and disinfectants.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Over-time hours required – availability for emergencies and unscheduled work occasionally on nights and weekends.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume electronically (include job title in your subject line) to: careers@missporters.org.

Job Title
Registered Nurse

Job Status
Non Exempt – Per Diem

Department
Colgate Wellness Center

Reports to
Director of Nursing

  • The Colgate Wellness Center open hours with RN staff on-duty:
    • Monday through Friday 7:30am-8:00pm
    • Saturdays & Sundays 10am-3pm
  • On-Call Staffing: 
    • A Registered Nurse is scheduled to work on-call during all hours that the Colgate Wellness Center is closed.

Looking for an RN with weekend availability to work on-duty hours from 10a-3p and on-call hours during afternoons, evenings, and overnights, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Some weekday on-duty and on-call shifts may be available for a candidate looking for more hours.

  • Provides patient care to students, adhering to facility protocols and policies, standing orders, and the professional standards of the American Nurses Association.
  • Independently triages, evaluates, and treats illnesses and injuries and refers to Medical Providers (School MD or APRN) when appropriate.
  • Administers prescribed and over-the-counter medication in accordance with facility medication policies, conducts daily medication counts, and documents all medication. administration precisely in the electronic health record.
  • Documents all care provided in the Electronic Health Record (Magnus Health) and properly maintains medical records and documentation.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Nursing, Medical Director, APRN, Director and Assistant Director(s) of Counseling, and Athletic Trainer to coordinate care plans for students.
  • Communicates with parents and school staff regarding student care plans as required and appropriate.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding the health information of students.
  • Provides bedside care, including light meal preparation.
  • Identifies and responds to campus health emergencies, calls 911 when appropriate, shares student’s electronic health record with the receiving Emergency Room, and coordinates with the School Administrator on Duty regarding communication with employees and student family. 
  • The Colgate Wellness Center is looking for nursing staff interested in working with a diverse student population and committed to providing culturally competent and identity-affirming healthcare. 
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut is required.
  • Minimum required certifications: BLS certification
  • Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience, preferably in a school setting, emergency department, or urgent care setting. 
  • Competent and comfortable using: electronic medical records, Google Suite applications (Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Drive), Excel, email communication.
  • Eagerness to participate in ongoing professional development, especially as it relates to school health topics and issues of concern for adolescents.
  • Models appropriate behavior and a positive, resilient attitude for students.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Please send resume and cover letter and include Nurse in your subject line to: careers@missporters.org.

Job Title
Lifeguard

Job Status
Part-time, Non-Exempt, hourly

Department
Athletics

Reports to
Director of Aquatics

Position Summary:

Miss Porter’s School is looking for lifeguards who are responsible for guarding the pool during open swim, swim practices, and swim meets, ensuring the safety of all people in the pool area, and learning the procedures to maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the pool facility. Morning, afternoon, and evening hours are available.

Applicants need to be at least 16 years old and available to work weekdays and weekends. Must have current Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid certifications. Applicants must also be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. 

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Questions can be directed to the Director of Aquatics, Katie Riccobon at 860-409-3711.

To Apply

Please submit your letter of interest and resume electronically (include the job title in your subject line) to Katie Riccobon, Director of Aquatics Email: careers@missporters.org

For those interested in non-faculty positions, please email a resume and cover letter to:

careers@missporters.org

Please include job title in your subject line.

Coaching Positions

Job Title
Head Varsity Softball Coach – Spring 2023 Season

Job Status
Part-time, (mostly afternoons) including weekends

Department
Athletic Department

Reports to
Director of Athletics

Lead the Porter’s Softball program under the guidance and in support of the athletic department. Responsible for the coaching and organization of student athletes in preparation for Varsity level competition.

Instruction:

  • Attend all preseason and postseason meetings scheduled by the Athletics Department and NEPSAC.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the sport and experience leading/organizing a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for working with high school students.
  • Commitment to working collegially in a diverse community and communicating effectively with a diverse population
  • Organizes and runs appropriate practices in preparation for high-level competition.
  • Work to put in place instructional goals and objectives to help ensure overall educational success of the student-athletes
  • Communicates team policies and expectations clearly to student-athletes

Program Management:

  • Communicates regularly and effectively with athletic department on team needs.
  • Has thorough knowledge of Athletic Department and NEPSAC policies.
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with athletic trainers on health status of athletes.
  • Assist student-athletes looking to play competitively at the collegiate level in the process of recruitment.
  • Report scores and statistics in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Maintain statistics and records for the season.

3 years experience as a head/assistant softball coach.

CPR/AED certified.

Must possess strong leadership skills. Experience with and knowledge of developing a softball program. General knowledge of coaching techniques and procedures. Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior. Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills. Strong problem solving skills.

Please submit your resume and letter of interest electronically (include job title in your subject line) to:

Avi Dubnov, Director of Athletics
Email: careers@missporters.org

All coaching positions have been filled at this time.

Porter's policies on Employment

It is the utmost priority to attract and retain faculty and administrators who are prepared to keep the promise of our ambitious mission statement for each girl in our care. To that end, we strive to maintain a compensation program that:

  • Is equitable in a competitive marketplace,
  • Maintains a balance between salary and other benefits,
  • Recognizes and rewards individual initiatives and achievements,
  • Encourages the achievement of strategic objectives,
  • Allows the school to compete for, retain, and motivate talented employees consistent with its quality of life philosophy.

Miss Porter’s School is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We seek to promote diversity through our programs and hiring.

This policy is intended to educate students, faculty, and staff about the nature of sexual harassment; to encourage members of the Porter’s community to discuss offensive conduct early to prevent such behavior and to stop it from escalating; and to eliminate any harassing behavior that may already exist.

Miss Porter’s School is a community in which all members have rights to feel safe and respected, and to live, work and learn in an environment that is free from sexual harassment. Inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature can undermine these rights. It is the policy of Porter’s that no member of the school may sexually harass another.

Sexual harassment encompasses behavior that is subtle and ambiguous as well as that which is direct and overt. It may involve peers, but it is especially serious when it involves a relationship of authority. Under no circumstances will a sexual relationship between an adult member of the community (someone over 18 not in the status of a student) and a Porter’s student be construed as consensual.

In determining whether behavior deemed offensive by the individual to whom it is directed constitutes sexual harassment and, if so, the severity of the harassment and the school’s response, the range of the circumstances will be considered. Circumstances may include the nature, frequency, intensity, location, context, and duration of the alleged offensive conduct. Perpetrators as well as victims of sexual harassment can be male or female, students, faculty, spouses or staff. Those who engage in sexual harassment will be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal.

No one should be inhibited from making a complaint of what he or she considers to be harassment for fear of reprisal. Therefore, any form of threat or retaliation against anyone who in good faith makes a complaint of sexual harassment is itself a violation of this policy and is cause for discipline. Violation of this policy, whether intended or not, will not be tolerated. The procedures that Porter’s follows are designed to ensure that incidents of sexual harassment will be investigated promptly, and that corrective actions will be taken immediately.

(excerpted from full Sexual Harassment Policy)

In accordance with Connecticut law, smoking is prohibited in all student-occupied and employee work areas.  All on-campus school housing units are considered non-smoking units.  Employees, occupants and guests are expected to refrain from smoking inside school housing, on campus grounds including athletics fields, etc.  Miss Porter’s School is a smoke free community.