Advanced Courses

Miss Porter’s School provides young women with a rigorous and excellent liberal arts education. Our curriculum challenges students to think and work collaboratively and creatively, make connections among disciplines, and apply knowledge to increasingly complex problems. Our students think critically and analytically, communicate authentically, and develop the strategies necessary to become competent, confident, and compassionate leaders in a global environment. Miss Porter’s School empowers young women to become the architects of their own experience.

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  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar (AIS) Courses

    Our newly developed Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar (AIS) courses for 11th and 12th graders provide rich experiences and cultivate exceptional thinkers by supplementing and balancing our extensive Advanced Placement (AP) offerings. AIS courses combine the intellectual rigor of AP courses with interdisciplinary, experiential, and project-based learning that push the students beyond what is required by most AP courses by forcing them to think more deeply, to ask questions, to evaluate information, and to make connections between related topics.
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  • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

    AP courses provide high school students the opportunity to experience college-level rigor in certain areas of study. A student who demonstrates both a high level of achievement and a passion in a certain subject area should consider taking an AP course.

    Each student enrolled in an AP course is required to take the AP exam to complete the coursework. The three-hour exams are graded on a five-point scale. Miss Porter’s School offers courses that prepare students for the following Advanced Placement exams:
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  • One Schoolhouse (Online) Courses

    One Schoolhouse offers girls and co-ed, online courses for high school students. Since 2011, OSH has been a valuable partner in our work to offer innovative, personalized learning. Courses at OSH include over fifty AP and non-AP courses, courses in world languages, a computer science strand, global & cultural competency courses, and STEM courses. 
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Miss Porter's School
60 Main Street   |    Farmington, CT 06032  |   Telephone: 860-409-3500  |  Since 1843
A BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS GRADES NINE THROUGH 12