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.

quick facts about porter’s

For the 2022-2023 year


Teaching faculty: 52
Number of classes offered: 102
Number of Advanced classes (AIS): 37
Average class size: 12
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1

Student body

Number of students: 336
Boarding: 213
Day: 120
Domestic students of color: 33%
Number of states represented: 26
Number of countries represented by citizenship: 16
Number of countries represented by citizenship, dual-citizenship & students living abroad: 29

Financial Information

Tuition Boarding: $70,750
Tuition Day: $56,725
Students on need-based financial aid as of September 2023: 36%
Total need-based financial aid: $4.5 Million
Operating budget: $27 Million
Endowment as of June 2023 (unaudited):  $147 Million


Number of alumnae: 5,926 worldwide
2022-2023 Annual Fund Contributions: $2.6 million
Total 2022-2023 Cash Contributions: $9.3 million

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