Head's Message

A Message from the Head of School

Since 1843, Miss Porter's School has partnered tradition with innovation to provide a superior education to young women.

Miss Porter's School advocates intellectual curiosity, champions personal excellence, and prioritizes the relationships between students, faculty and Ancients. Our community of scholars, artists, athletes and friends flourishes within an environment of mutual respect, understanding and encouragement.

Sarah Porter said of her students, “They came as girls; they left as women.” The same is true of today's Porter's students. Inspired by our legacy and bound together by their experiences in Farmington, our accomplished alumnae shape a changing world.

I invite you to visit campus to meet the bold, resourceful, ethical global citizens that comprise our student body and to experience the Miss Porter's School of today. I look forward to welcoming you.


Katherine G. Windsor, Ed.D.
Head of School

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