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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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The Ethel Walker School is a top rated, private, boarding, all-girls school located in Simsbury, CT. It has 232 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $64,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$47,100
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$64,000
Received Financial Aid
56%
Average Financial Aid
$35,000

The Ethel Walker School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1230
123 responses
Average ACT
28
31 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Dogswood Day
    25%
  • Community Dinners
    15%
  • Senior privileges
    15%
  • Old girl/ new girl shows
    13%
  • Head's Day
    10%
  • Mountain Day
    10%
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas Vespers
    10%

Boarding

Students Boarding
60%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Bermuda, China, Germany, Mexico, Thailand
International Boarding Students
18%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
232
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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The Ethel Walker School Reviews

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Our daughter is in her first year at Walker's, and we have all been immensely impressed by the experience thus far. The teachers are of the highest standard, the administration is highly competent and caring, and the community is close-knit and diverse. Our daughter's placement in advanced honors classes is giving her the challenge she missed at her last school. The boarding life is giving her the independence in which she thrives. The opportunities for responsibility, leadership, and growth are giving her the platforms, springboards, and foundations she and all self-motivated girls of integrity deserve. It is enormously inspiring to see an institution of the caliber of EWS actively working to build and maintain a community of diversity, within the rare cocoon of an all-girls school. What may seem a contradiction becomes an ideal confluence of focus and opportunity, for which we are immensely grateful.
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Ethel Walker is an outstanding school. My daughter has had a fabulous experience there. The teachers and administration are amazing. All her science classes and several other classes have been taught by PhDs. She has been challenged academically and has been encouraged to expand out of her comfort zone. The school has the ability to challenge students of all levels. The school added multi-variable calculus, advanced statistics, advanced engineering and advanced computer science to help meet the needs of some of its students this year.

My daughter has grown so much as a person. The all girls environment has helped her to focus on learning and developing friendships with her peers. The small school environment and boarding experience has helped her to develop her independence and time management skills. I the experiences she has had in the classroom and as a boarding student will make the transition to college next year rather simple.
We continue to be impressed with our daughter's as well as our experience at Walker's. The faculty and staff are truly engaged, caring and dedicated to the students. Our daughter has opportunities that just aren't available at the public high school she previously attended. She continues to grow and expand her horizons while gaining knowledge not only in her classes but also about the world around her. Walker's has been an excellent fit and we are grateful our daughter is a student there.