Becoming a global citizen is a lifelong learning process that begins with one’s self. We recognize the role an individual plays in the global community and how to understand shared responsibilities and risks on a global scale. Students will challenge their assumptions, develop an empathetic imagination, and understand the extent to which their identities influence their perspectives. To engage with the world on a local or global level and to move fluidly between the two, it is essential to understand the concept of culture. Students consider the questions of “Who am I?,” “Where do I come from?” and “How does this shape the world we live in?” 
 

Statement of Purpose

Miss Porter’s School is committed to creating a global community. Our current student body represents over 30 countries by citizenship, dual-citizenship, and students living abroad. By engaging more deeply in the history, cultural traditions, and current events of communities both locally and globally, students and faculty explore their cultural identities, develop empathy for and trust in their peers and colleagues with different cultural perspectives and gain a more profound understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.
 

Elements of The Institute for Global Education

List of 5 items.

  • The Institute for Global Education

    is composed of four elements that intersect and together support our mission to create a global community at Miss Porter’s School.
  • > 11th-Grade InterMission Program

  • > Global Partnerships

  • > Visiting School Program

  • > Faculty and Curriculum Development

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Meet the Office

List of 3 members.

  • Sophie Paris 

    Director, Institute for Global Education
    860-409-3789
  • Lulu Weathers 

    Global Education Coordinator
    860-409-3786
  • Susan Martell Jenkin 

    Director of Equity and Inclusion, Math Teacher
    860-409-3779
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A BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS GRADES NINE THROUGH 12