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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 2021-2022 year

Simpkins Nancy 1

Nancy Klingenstein Simpkins '73, Chair

Sarah Klish Liu 1

Sarah Klish Liu '90, Vice Chair

Theobald Claire 1

Claire Theobald '84, Treasurer

Reed Amani 1

Amani Reed, Secretary

Caprio Kim 1 1

Dr. Kimberly Bowers Caprio '93

Robin Diamonte

Robin Diamonte P'22, '25

Dotson Theo 1

Ilona (Theo) Rand Dotson '88

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Mishone Donelson P'23, '25

Clover Drinkwater

Clover Drinkwater '64

Althea Ducard 1

Althea Beaton Ducard '88

Elizabeth Gorman

Elizabeth Gorman '74

Diana Hobson

Diana Hobson '60

Sharifah Holder

Sharifah Holder '06

Maureen Hunter 1

Maureen Hunter '74

Alison Keating

Alison Keating P'20

Kunstadter Lisa 1

Lisa Kunstadter '70

Cameron “Cam” Lanphier

Cameron “Cam” Lanphier ’74

Martin Nance

Martin Nance P'15

Oneglia Liza 1

Elizabeth Denny Oneglia '95

Pomerantz Martha 1

Martha Pomerantz '77

Townson Seaman Lisa 1

Lisa Townson Seaman '77

Tia Silas 1

Tia Silas '99

papavadee sophonpanich

Prapavadee "Nok" Sophonpanich '92, P'20

Janet Macomber Williamson

Janet Macomber Williamson '81

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Katherine G. Windsor, Ex-Officio

quick facts about porter’s

For the 2021-2022 year


Teaching faculty: 48
Number of classes offered: 120
Number of Advanced classes (AIS): 35
Average class size: 12
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1

Student body

Number of students: 337
Boarding: 223
Day: 114
Domestic students of color: 32%
Number of states represented: 24
Number of countries represented by citizenship: 13
Number of countries represented by citizenship, dual-citizenship & students living abroad: 26

Financial Information

Tuition Boarding: $66,825
Students on need-based financial aid (as of July 29, 2021) 32.5%
Total need-based financial aid: $4,033,705
Operating budget: $30 Million
Endowment as of 5/31/2021 (unaudited):  $163.6 Million
Tuition Day: $53,810


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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