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our mission

Miss Porter’s School educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens. We expect our graduates to shape a changing world.

our vision

In keeping with our founder’s vision, Miss Porter’s School joins tradition with innovation to provide an exemplary education to young women. Generation after generation, our leadership is defined by our ability to articulate how young women think, how young women learn, and why gender matters. Within our legacy lies our future.

our community call to action

We are the living legacy of Sarah Porter. At a time when women were undervalued, she created an intentional community for young women to gain greater agency in their lives. In doing so, Miss Porter’s School supported future pioneers and leaders to reach their full potential.

While Sarah Porter’s vision was radically brave in nature, it was not accessible to all women. In order to fully realize an inclusive vision of education for all young women, we must interrogate our history while cultivating the future of our community.

Like our founder, we are both bold in our desire for change and limited by the scope of our experience. To expand Sarah Porter’s vision to be more fully inclusive and equitable, we must:

  • commit to the work of building a school community rooted in the inherent worth and dignity of each member, with courage and integrity;
  • grapple with the responsibility of enacting change, both within and beyond our time in Farmington;
  • hold ourselves accountable for our own limitations, while forging a foundation for future leaders to fix the mistakes we leave behind.

In doing so, we contribute to a more just chapter in our institution’s legacy.

board of trustees

For the 2020-2021 year

Simpkins Nancy 1

Nancy Klingenstein Simpkins '73, Chair

Burroughs 1

Gaylynn Burroughs '95, Vice Chair

Theobald Claire 1

Claire Theobald '84, Treasurer

Clark Sarah 1

Sarah Clark '80, Secretary

Caprio Kim 1 1

Dr. Kimberly Bowers Caprio '93

Crommett 1

Sophie Bass Crommett '04

Dotson Theo 1

Ilona (Theo) Rand Dotson '88

Althea Ducard 1

Althea Beaton Ducard '88

Elizabeth Gorman

Elizabeth Gorman '74

Diana Hobson

Diana Hobson '60

Maureen Hunter 1

Maureen Hunter '74

Alison Keating

Alison Keating P'20

Mimi Kirk 1

Mimi Kirk '57, Ex-Officio

Kunstadter Lisa 1

Lisa Kunstadter '70

Sarah Klish Liu 1

Sarah Klish Liu ’90

McQuade Sharon 1

Sharon McQuade P'11, Ex-Officio

Martin Nance

Martin Nance P'15

Oneglia Liza 1

Elizabeth Denny Oneglia '95

Pomerantz Martha 1

Martha Pomerantz '77

Reed Amani 1

Amani Reed

Schwartz Remy 1

Remy Schwartz P'17 P'21

Townson Seaman Lisa 1

Lisa Townson Seaman '77

Tia Silas 1

Tia Silas '99

Ashley Tagatac 1

Ashley Jones Tagatac '82 P'16

Usich Jon

Jonathan Usich P'20

Janet Macomber Williamson

Janet Macomber Williamson '81

Windsor Kate headshot 1

Katherine G. Windsor, Ex-Officio

quick facts about porter’s

For the 2019-2020 year

academics

Teaching faculty: 54
Number of classes offered: 132
Number of Advanced classes (AP/AIS): 32
Average class size: 12
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1

Student body

Number of students: 332
Boarding: 225
Day: 107
Domestic students of color: 32%
Number of states represented: 20
Number of countries represented by citizenship: 16
Number of countries represented by citizenship, dual-citizenship & students living abroad: 29

Financial Information

Tuition Boarding: $62,325
Students on need-based financial aid: 34%
Total financial aid: $4,495,905
Operating budget: $28,665,701
Endowment as of 6/30/19 (unaudited): $128 million
Tuition Day: $50,185

ALUMNAE / DEVELOPMENT

Number of alumnae: 5,505 worldwide
2018-19 Annual Fund Contributions: $2.65 million
Total 2018-19 Cash Contributions: $9,180,000

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