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Explore Our Curriculum

What makes Porter’s so exceptional? Our offerings are vast, but our attention is focused. With 110 course offerings, including extensive Advanced Placement options, students experience a wealth of opportunities in their course of study. With an average class size of 12 and a student to teacher ratio of 7-to-1, their intellectual curiosity is encouraged and empowered.

Goals Across the Curriculum
Ultimately, the goal of a Miss Porter’s School education is to develop engaged, self-directed learners. Through her studies, each student develops the following abilities:
  • to use effectively the tools and techniques of each discipline;
  • to identify and solve problems in increasingly complex contexts; 
  • to progress from concrete to abstract understanding; 
  • to connect ideas across disciplines; 
  • to think creatively and act ethically; 
  • to develop a global perspective; 
  • to build bridges with peers and mentors from a wide range of life experiences; 
  • to communicate clearly and effectively with her own voice.

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Endowed Chairs

List of 7 members.

  • Dr. Katherine Windsor 

    12th Head of School
    Bio
  • Richard Abrams 

    Chief Academic Officer
    Bio
  • Elena Castro 

    Languages Teacher; International Student Advisor
    Bio
  • Katherine Doemland 

    English Teacher; Director of New Faculty Development
    Bio
  • Claudia Lampert 

    Mathematics Teacher
    Bio
  • Susan Martell Jenkin 

    Director of Equity and Inclusion; Math Teacher
    Bio
  • Chris Noll 

    Manager, Digital Initiatives
    Bio

Endowed Chairs

List of 6 members.

  • Sophie Paris 

    Photography Teacher
    Bio
  • Matthew Poage 

    Mathematics/Comp. Science Teacher
    Bio
  • Susan Reeder Moss 

    Studio Art Teacher
    Bio
  • Mr. Grier  Torrence 

    Arts Department Chair; Visual Arts Director; Studio Art Teacher; Director of Galleries
    Bio
  • Jessica Watkin 

    Academic Dean
    Bio
  • Alan Weathers 

    History Teacher
    Head Coach, Badminton
    Bio
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