The Ethel Walker School, located in Simsbury, Connecticut (greater Hartford area), is an independent, college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades six through 12. Since 1911, The Ethel Walker School has excelled at preparing students to make a difference in the world. Members of this diverse community are dedicated to scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness, and service. The satisfaction of achievement and joy of friendship are fundamental principles as the School empowers girls to lead with integrity, respect, confidence, courage, conviction and a love of learning.
Across every area of instruction, we place a strong emphasis on doing. Education at Walker’s is accompanied by direct action, experimentation, and improvisation. The effects are immediate and lasting. Walker’s girls become the intellectual leaders and stewards of their own education.
Walker’s 175-acre campus includes a state-of-the art equestrian facility with indoor and outdoor riding rings and barns with a capacity for up to 65 horses. The hunter-jumper-equitation program at the school is nationally recognized and students from across the country and world attend Walker’s for the opportunity to ride in this program.
Student-athletes at Walker’s compete in the Founder’s League which is an association of many Connecticut schools including Choate Rosemary Hall, Hotchkiss, Kent, Loomis-Chaffee, Miss Porter’s, Taft and Westminster. Athletic facilities include a new turf field for field hockey and lacrosse, softball and soccer fields, and the Centennial Center which has an eight-lane pool, a double gym for volleyball and basketball and four squash courts.
In programs for dance, theater, music and visual arts, girls at Walker’s discover their artistic potential and experience the exhilaration of creative expression.
To learn more about The Ethel Walker School, visit www.ethelwalker.org or call 860-408-4200.