Distance Learning: Spring 2020

Miss Porter's School has a curriculum focused on the development of skills and the cultivation of habits and mindsets, which lends itself more easily to alternative forms of learning. Our faculty, long-used to providing innovative and creative instruction, are well prepared for this moment. We already teach in ways that use time and space differently than a traditional model, and we regularly support individual students in unique circumstances. In the coming weeks and months, our goals, above all, are to provide stability, continuity, community, and support for our girls. While there will be challenges, we know that these challenges actually provide new and unexpected experiences for learning and growth. 
Please email distancelearning@missporters.org with questions.
On this page you will find specific information about what the program will look like, what you can expect from the faculty, and what students need to do to prepare:


Our Distance Learning Experience: Elizabeth Simison and Elizabeth A. ’23

Our Distance Learning Experience: Elizabeth Simison and Elizabeth A. ’23

Watch this conversation between English Teacher Elizabeth Simison and her student, Elizabeth A. ’23, as the two speak candidly about their experiences with and feelings about distance learning and experiencing a Porter’s education from afar. Social distancing gives us more time to connect virtually, and we hope you’ll sit back and enjoy spending time virtually with Elizabeth and Elizabeth!

Meeting Challenge with Resilience at Porter’s

Communities and individuals around the globe have been affected by the novel coronavirus, and our Miss Porter’s School community — on campus and beyond — is no exception. Students, faculty and staff members, and families all found themselves in uncharted territory as we moved to a distance learning model for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Read on to learn about the ways Porter’s faculty members, counseling staff, and leadership team are being challenged — and how we are meeting these challenges with resilience.

“Back to You, Lauren!” — Students Create Show to Bring Positive News to Porter’s Community

Porter’s Model United Nations Club members Lauren S. ’20 and Lauren U. ’21 created theBack to You, Lauren!" show as a way to share positive, non-coronavirus related news to the Porter’s community, helping viewers to feel “informed, hopeful, and connected.” We hope you enjoy watching their first episode!
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