Student Life at Porter's is enriching and exciting. With 45 clubs and alliances, several performing groups, countless community service opportunities, new activities each weekend, and revered traditions, there is truly something for everyone.
When the class day ends and the sports teams put away their equipment, the co-curricular opportunities at Miss Porter’s School come alive. With 45 clubs and alliances, several performing groups, countless community service opportunities, new activities each weekend, and revered traditions, there is something for everyone. Activities for the upcoming weekend are posted each Tuesday, and students may sign up online. Students are invited to suggest different activities, and the Student Head of Activities works closely with the Dean of Students office to make sure there are opportunities everyone can enjoy each weekend.
The school shuttle runs several times each weekend, providing transportation to area malls, movies, bookstores, museums, and restaurants. There are also many on-campus activities offered on the weekends, such as swimming and use of the fitness center, spa nights, game nights, coffee houses and club meetings and events. Additionally, Porter’s belongs to a consortium of 11 area schools, which alternate hosting inter-school events on Saturday evenings. Porter’s students meet and form friendships with other students within the consortium at events such as socials, performances, carnivals, concerts, trips to Six Flags, NYC and Boston.
Miss Porter's School is committed to promoting the best student educational environment possible. Faculty act in support of students, offering assistance as necessary in academics, athletics, in the dorms, and in the general community. To this end, each student is assigned an advisor who is a member of the faculty or staff. The advisor provides academic and personal support for their advisees and is available to both the student and their parents/guardians. Advisors meet weekly with their advisee group, during which time students form bonds with fellow advisees and discuss a range of topics from academics or sports to social issues or upcoming activities. Advisors also hold regular individual meetings with each advisee in which they celebrate their advisees' successes and offer guidance for academic and personal issues.