Miss Porter’s School is committed to creating a global community. Our current student body represents 29 countries by citizenship, dual-citizenship, and students living abroad. By engaging more deeply in the history, cultural traditions, and current events of communities both locally and globally, students and faculty explore their cultural identities, develop empathy for and trust in their peers and colleagues with different cultural perspectives, and gain a more profound understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.
Porter’s Center for Global Leadership courses give high school girls the tools they need to be empowered to learn, to collaborate, to lead, and to create innovative solutions to pressing global issues. With the tools acquired from our programs, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to be a catalyst for global change.
The Certificate in Global Studies is a path through which students develop cross-cultural knowledge and communication skills, as well as the ability to think critically about global change with a deeper understanding of the interconnected and interdependent nature of our world. They focus on and address real world issues that are relevant to them, culminating in a 12th grade Capstone project.
Students are required to continue their sequential study of one language for all four years of high school, except that students who reach the AIS level of their language before 12th grade may start a new language sequence in lieu of a second year of AIS in their initial language.
Director, IGE, Teacher - Languages, Spanish
Porter’s partners with leading educational institutions around the world. Our global network connects students and faculty to their peers, allowing for an exchange of teaching and learning within diverse geographical contexts.
Johannesburg, South Africa
From 2011-2016 Porter’s welcomed an ALA graduate each year as a postgraduate student. Since InterMission 2016, 91 Porter’s students and 13 faculty have visited ALA, where our scholars study the history of racial division in South Africa and Entrepreneurial Leadership; live in school dormitories with students from more than 40 countries in Africa; and visit the townships of Soweto and Munsieville.
Since InterMission 2017, 64 Porter’s students and eight faculty have joined the Kichijo community for two weeks of homestays, Japanese language instruction, extracurricular activities, and connecting with Ancients. Through exchange programming at Joshigakun High School, our students were able to make additional connections with their peers in Japan.